26 October 2012

Be prepared to be scared!


When you have a mock gothic castle with spooky towers, creaking doors, dark passages and a clattering* of jackdaws it is not hard to get into the halloween spirit. With the nights drawing in and a crescent moon rising over the castle it is certainly a creepy place to be. So, what could be scarier than ghost stories, told as night falls around Wray Castle? Anyone with a nervous disposition (me!) may want to avoid this, but if you are over 12 and think you are brave enough then come and join us for our spine-chilling story sessions on Monday the 29th, Wednesday the 31st and Friday the 2nd. Starting at 5.30 pm. To get you in the mood, listen to one of our special 'Halloween sounds' on Audioboo.

Keep your eyes peeled for witches and wizards!

For the whole week from Saturday the 27th of October until the 4th of November, we will also have a variety of craft activities for all the family to get involved with. You can try your hand at broom stick making, witch/wizard hat making, spider making or simply enjoy dressing up in our scary halloween costumes.

You may spot some bats flying around the castle as dusk approaches.

There's also lots happening out in the grounds at Wray Castle too, you can join a guided walk around the estate, try out our giant rope swing or build yourself a den in our activity area. On Monday the 29th we are also hosting Apple Pressing Day, so come and see fresh apple juice being made before your very eyes!

For more information on any of our activities, please see our website
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wray-castle/things-to-see-and-do/events/ or email wraycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk or go to our Wray Castle Facebook page

(*that's the official collective noun for Jackdaws!)