Halloween is always one of our favourite times of the year, and with the October School Half Term people flock to our farm for a great day out. This year, Old Macdonald, being a generous sort of fellow (yeah, right!) has arranged something special for you each and every day. Normally it would not be true to say that Old Mac spares no expense, indeed he spends no expense if he can help it, but he must have been got at by the Good Witch of the East (or Brentwood East anyway) as he has gone mildly daft to provide very special treats for you all.
For instance, on Saturday 22nd October you can hear the story of “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle, and learn how to make cobweb art and hanging furry spiders…..eech!
Then, on Sunday 23rd you will hear about “The Best Halloween Hunt Ever” by John Spiers and make Trick or Treat Felt Bags.
Monday 24th you will make owl masks and owl hanging decorations, as well as hear about “The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark” by Jill Tomlinson and Paul Howard.
Tuesday 25th you can do pumpkin carving with a special competition in the afternoon, and at lunchtime hear the story, and maybe drink the food, of “Pumpkin Soup.”
Wednesday 26th will be batty, with you making moving, hanging bats and hearing “Daft Bat” by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.
Thursday 27th you will make paper lanterns in the morning and spooky magnets in the afternoon, whilst lunchtime hear “Meg and Mog Adventures” by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski.
Friday 28th you will make witches and hear about “Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Saturday 29th is party time, with the making of Bat and Cat masks in the morning and a special Disco with Halloween games, face painting, tattoos and spooky nail decorations from 2 to 4.
Sunday will make bracelets and beads in the morning, hear “Meg and Mog Adventures” by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski at lunchtime, and finish up by making spooky foam craft pumpkins!
And if that is not enough, all our rides, slides and attractions will have a special halloween feel, and whilst we do not have ghoulies and ghosties and long legged beasties we do have meerkats and goaties and long legged llamas, and many, many things that go bump in the night.
Old Macdonald is counting the days to the Half Term Halloween Festival already. See you then.