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Saturday 24th to Saturday 31st October 2015Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch
Pick your own pumpkin direct from our fields. We also have a wide selection of pumpkins harvested available for purchase from our spooky farm trailer. Please visit our website for more information.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Contact: Emily 07720 888053 - Emily@foxesfarmproduce.co.uk
Venue: The Pumpkin Patch, Bensons Farm, Wash Road, Basildon, Essex SS15 4BP
Website: www.foxesfarmproduce.co.uk/pumpkin-patch-and-maize-mazeSunday 25th October 2015Community & Events Fundraiser - Pumpkin Plod
The Pumpkin Plod is back for its second year and we want to make it even bigger and better than the last! With a choice of a 2k, 5k or 10k walk, it really is the perfect sponsored event for the whole family.
Registration and warm up will be from 2pm with stalls selling fun accessories for you to wear on your walk, pumpkin themed games to play and delicious refreshments available for all. The plods will start from 3pm.
Admission: Please see our website for details
Venue: Haven House Children's Hospice, The White House, High Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9LB
Contact: Joanne Lazarus email@example.com - 0208 498 5849
Website: www.havenhouse.org.uk/news-events/events/518Registered Charity No. 1044296Tuesday 27th to Saturday 31st October 2015The Turn of the Screw - Halloween Play
Following the success of 2014's Halloween production, The Haunting of Hill House, which won the Panic Award for Best Theatre Production. (The show was sold out and had audiences literally jumping out of their seats and screaming out loud) The same director and production team returns to CTW this year to present yet another chilling play for Halloween 2015. The Turn of the Screw. Shortly after a governess, arrives at the estate to take charge of two children she sees the ghosts of the former valet and governess but it is the children they want. She is determined to save the children from destruction and damnation at the hands of these 'devils', but are her courageous efforts enough to save the children from tragedy? Guaranteed to make you jump and scare you, this is not a production to be missed.
Admission: £10 (£9 con Tue-Thurs)
Venue: The Old Court Theatre, 233 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6AT
Website: www.ctw.org.ukRegistered Charity No. 279361Thursday 29th October 2015Pumpkin Carving
Join us for an afternoon of pumpkin carving. From jack-o-lanterns to spooky faces. Learn how to create a design which will impress any trick or treaters! Prizes for best-carved designs.
Time: 10am to 3pm
Admission: £5.00 pumpkin and T-light, and a free hot or cold drink / £3.95 bring your own pumpkin / £1 noncarver - Booking required (2 hour time slots)
Contact: 020 7332 1911
Venue: The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford E4 7QH
Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/eppingforestThursday 29th & Friday 30th October 2015Halloween 2015 - Hill of Horrors Night Time Zombie ToursSaturday 31st October 2015Halloween 2015 - V.I.P. Gore Night
In 2014 footage of a supposed zombie outbreak at Mountfitchet Castle was released to the public. Days later, castle staff released a statement claiming that the footage was a hoax. They lied! Now one year on, an amateur documentary team has decided to uncover the truth. Armed with nothing but a camera; join them as they journey deep into the abandoned castle. But be warned, for no one truly knows what lies in the dark. Ever since the appearance of the mysterious Infinite Arc Corporation, the castle has been in lock down. What mysteries will you uncover? Will you survive the night, are you brave enough? (Booking essential)
Venue: Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex CM24 8SP
Website: www.hillofhorrors.comFriday 30th October 2015Walk: Forest at Night
Come and get a feel for the Forest and find out what our ancestors feared in the dark during this night-time walk.
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Admission: Free - Booking required
Contact: 020 7332 1911
Venue: Jacks Hill Car Park, 600m East on the B172 from Essex CM16 5HW
Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/eppingforestFriday 30th October 2015Spooktacular Quiz Night
Join the Wilderness Foundation for our fundraising quiz night for all the family!
Tickets cost £12.50 each and includes a hot Halloween supper. A cash bar will be available, selling wine, beer and soft drinks. Tables are available for teams of 8, but please let us know if you are looking to join a team. We will also be selling raffle tickets with many great prizes to win. Tickets are available from our website.
Time: 7.30pm to 11pm
Admission: £12.50 per person
Contact: 0300 123 3073 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Little Baddow Memorial Hall, The Ridge, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 4TA
Website: www.wildernessfoundation.org.ukRegistered Charity No. 1118493Friday 30th & Saturday 31st October 2015Witches and Wizards Halloween Spooktacular
Halloween comes to Blake House Craft Centre, complete with it's own Pumpkin Hunt on the 30th & 31st October.
Children are invited to join in for two special days of spooktacular fun over half term for the third year running. In addition to a pumpkin hunt around the craft centre shops, there will also be face painting and biscuit decorating, a best dressed Halloween competition, broomstick racing, a visit from a famous wizard, and make sure you join us in our Halloween crafty tent to get creative! There are lots of competitions and prizes to be given out, so see if you can scare us into parting with one! The wide variety of shops will all be joining in with their own decorations and activities, including a special Halloween menu in Timbers Restaurant. Entry to the centre is free, but bring some pennies along as we will be raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House charity, so come and join in the excitement from 11am to 5pm for two great days of scary fun!
Time: 11am to 5pm
Admission: Free entry
Contact: Kirsty Richardson - 07851 041483 or email@example.com
Venue: Blake House Craft Centre, Braintree, Essex CM77 6RA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/421039138088777Saturday 31st October 2015Haunting Halloween at Langdon Nature Reserve
Join us for our annual evening of spooky fun in the woods. Fancy dress welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Not recommended for children under 7 years old. Booking essential. Maximum group size of 10 people. To make your booking, please contact the visitor centre on 01268 419103 with a valid credit or debit card. For information and updates please visit our website.
Times: 6pm, 6.30pm and 7pm
Admission: Requested donation of £6 per person (payable when booking)
Venue: Langdon Visitor Centre & Nature Reserve, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB
Website: www.essexwt.org.ukSaturday 31st October 2015Halloween at Hopefield
Join us for our annual spook-fest down at Hopefield.
Our Haunted Barn will be brimming with ghoulish games for your little monsters to sink their teeth into, including 'pin the spider on the web', 'witch hat ring toss' and many more. Hopefield's resident creepy crawlies and reptiles will be making an appearance & with our specialist staff on-hand to let you hold them (if you dare). We are expecting a flying visit from some owls & you will have the chance of getting your picture taken with them - who can say that they held an owl on Halloween?! Along with this, there will be a pumpkin hunt hosted by mike and sully from Monsters Inc.
Hopefield is a non-profit organisation caring for over 400 sick/mistreated and unwanted animals. As a charity we rely solely on the kind donations given to us by the public & with winter coming up, our daily costs of running the sanctuary sky rocket - and so we need all the help we can get.
We hope to see you on Halloween!
Time: 11am to 4pm
Admission: £5.00 Adults, £4 Kids, Under 3's Free
Contact: 01277 201110
Venue: Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, Sawyers Hall Farm, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9BY
Website: www.hopefield.org.ukRegistered Charity No. 800211
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