Hallowe'en at Hendrewennol

This evening we went to Hendrewennol for their Hallowe’en spectacular display of events.
We often visit Hendrewennol to pick fruit and play in their fantastic play area, but we’ve never made it to one of their Hallowe’en events.
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Due to work commitments we weren’t able to arrive til 4.30pm, but after seeing what’s on offer I can quite easily see it as a place to spend the whole day, so I’d suggest arriving as early as possible. Besides, spending longer there gives you the excellent excuse of trying out a Dusty Knuckle pizza!
Their Hallowe’en celebrations are running from 23rd – 31st October. Tickets vary depending on what you plan to do, but anyone not taking part in an activity or not going on the Terror Trail (over the age of 2 years) must pay £2.50 for a grounds pass. The activities vary in cost, spider web making is £3.50, pumpkin carving, broomstick making and going on the Terror Trail or to the Spooky Village is £5.50. To find out more check out their Twitter account Facebook event page
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The first thing we had a go at was pumpkin carving. This was so well planned out which made the whole experience enjoyable and stress free. George and Molly showed their wristbands to the lovely staff and they were then given a tub with carving tools inside and told to pick a pumpkin. The choice was unbelievable; George picked straight away, but Molly mulled over her choice before settling on, as she would describe it, ‘a little cutie’.
They got straight into hollowing out their pumpkins and, without even thinking about design, they went straight into giving them faces! When I say ‘faces’, George actually gave his four. I didn’t even think this was possible, but it looked great.
Afterwards we headed to the Terror Trail. This is aimed at age 8+, but we wanted to give it a go and I was more than happy to carry Molly. We showed our wristbands and headed on through to see what scares were in store, and we weren’t at all disappointed! From creepy bearded men to zombies following us, we didn’t slow down until we had to stamp our sheets, even then it was under the supervision of some wonderfully well cast spooks!
If you’re little ones might be too scared, there’s the Spooky Village, which looked super cute!
We made it out in the end, thanks to the Grim Reaper, and at this point everyone wanted food! Dusty Knuckle saved the day (we couldn’t get chips because they’d closed, so again, get there in time) and we ordered two pizzas for £10. Well, it’s safe to say, Warren and I didn’t get much of a look in, George and Molly chowed down on the delicious pizzas!
Luckily there was still enough time for George and Molly to have a go at one of the crafts on offer (things wrap up for families around 6.30pm to make way for the real spooky stuff for the adults!). Molly had a go at web making and George went for broomstick making. Again, they were completely immersed and they created some amazing things!
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We didn’t have time for much more after this, but if you do then there’s so much more on offer. Inside there is a hay bale seated area for daily shows and there’s also a balloon modelling stall. Outside are their well-known hay bales, but on top of this there is a coconut shy and fairground rides.
Hendrewennol is such a great place, it has this vibe I can’t quite put my finger on, but I’ll go with magical and inspiring. No matter what you do when you get there, you’re sure to have a fantastically spooky time!
 
Disclosure: I received free admission and activities in exchange for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.
 
 

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3 Comments

  1. Charley
    25th October 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Was the terror trail scary? Taking my 8-year-old brother on Thursday and looking at some of the reviews, we’re no longer fancying it!

    • 25th October 2016 / 10:40 pm

      Hmmm I think you’ve got to go with your gut… the Spooky Village is open if you fancied something less scary? They do follow and moan and groan, so I’d go with what you feel is best xxx

  2. 29th October 2016 / 2:47 pm

    We go to Hendrewennol often too. It’s a huge favourite of ours! Have you been to Warren Mill farm park nearby? We haven’t made it to a Hendrewennol Halloween special yet and won’t this year either. I was gutted anyway, but now I know how much is on offer I feel really sad that we’ll miss it! ?

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