26th October – 3rd November
Explore the spooktacular castle this Halloween if you dare! Find the ghosts and pumpkins on the family trail and enjoy the other hair-raising activities on offer including the teddy zip wire challenge, spooky storytelling, pumpkin carving and Scary Bones the skeleton.
Whispering Island was the name given to Brownsea Island in Enid Blyton’s famous five novels. Adults can enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Brownsea Island while the kids take part in this free adventure trail and join the Famous Five as they try to solve the spooky island mystery.
Sat 26th October – Spooks and Sparkle
Start Half Term Week with a bang with the Ghost Train and Grand Fireworks Display in the grounds of Corfe Castle.
The Ghost Train leaves Swanage Station at 18:30 and 19:45 direct to Corfe Castle Station and is non-stop – although there might be ‘spooky’ activities en-route! Refreshments, including a Hog Roast, will be available. Live Music will be provided by The Wareham Whalers from about 19:30 and the Merlin Fireworks will be providing a unique fireworks display starting at 20:30. The Ghost Train will leave Corfe at 21:15 and again at 22:30 to get you back to Swanage.
Mon 28th Oct – Fri 1st Nov
Halloween Family Fun Week at Farmer Palmers. Low key scary events for little ones! Pumpkin carving, face painters, fancy dress and spooktacular timetable!
31st October – Spooky Trial and Tales
It’s Halloween so head down to RSPB Radipole Lake nature reserve for some spooky storytelling and a pumpkin lantern trail through the reeds in the dark. Bring torches and marshmallows!