LEISURE: Fang-tastic! Join in the fun at Yeovil Country Park’s hair-raising Hallowe’en Trail

LEISURE: Fang-tastic! Join in the fun at Yeovil Country Park’s hair-raising Hallowe’en Trail

IT is time to get into the spirit of Hallowe’en at Yeovil Country Park this October half term so dust off your costumes and get your face paints at the ready.

The countryside rangers and their team of dedicated volunteers are once again hosting the monstrously popular Hallowe’en Trail on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Join them for a fang-tastic fun day out in the beautifully autumnal setting of Ninesprings.

Pick up a trail leaflet from the frightful Friends of Yeovil Country Park stall opposite Ninesprings Café anytime between 11am and 2pm; follow the pumpkin markers through the eerie woods. Find the missing letters which will be hidden at several marked pumpkin stops along the way to help craft the witches spell. Are you brave enough to follow the trail all the way to the end to find the witch? Once you find her, be sure to tell her the missing word from her spell so she can use her cauldron to conjure up a prize.

A buggy friendly/little legs short route will be available and clearly signposted. Don’t worry you won’t miss out on a prize and you will still find all of the letters to help the witch cast her spell.

The Halloween Trail costs £2 per child and under 2 years go free (will receive a smaller prize), it takes around one hour to complete and the last entry will be at 2pm. The Friends of Yeovil Country Park will be selling their personalised pencils for a minimum donation of 30p. All proceeds from entries, the sale of pencils and hand knitted toys will be channelled into organising future fun events at Yeovil Country Park.

“The Halloween Trail promises to be a scream!” said countryside ranger Kristy Davies. “The event organised by the team at Yeovil Country Park attracts a huge number of families and is suitable for all ages. It is no doubt our most popular trail event of the year.

“We love to see the variety of creepy costumes worn by everyone enjoying a fun day out in the fresh air.”

The Ninesprings Café will be open between 8am and 6pm for parents and children to get out of the chilling air and enjoy a hot drink before or after the trail. Why not treat yourself to a petrifying pumpkin spice latte or a wicked white hot chocolate. Other spooky specials will be available.