Halloween Half Term is the time for all apprentice witches and wizards to put their skills to the test to become a fully-fledged expert in magic. Put on your cloak, grab your broomstick, wave your wand and fly across to the ‘Borde Hill Academy of Witches of Wizards’.

From 20th – 31st October 2018, young visitors will receive a treat from the Head Witch in her lair if they complete all the magical challenges in their spell book on the daily garden trail. £2 per trail plus admission, to include a spellbinding prize (FREE to Friends).

There’s also a bewitching concoction of activities to keep young witches and wizards entertained throughout Half Term, including the chance to don a glove and get up close and personal with some majestic owls, or hold a scary, hairy, creepy crawly. Creative hands can also make their own magic wand or carve a pumpkin masterpiece to add to a line of lit pumpkins threading through the garden during the ‘Pumpkin Glow’ event.  The hocus pocus also includes spooky storytelling for families, face painting and on selected days, Halloween crafts to make and take home.

After all the excitement tired souls can revive their spirits at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café serving tasty snacks and warming drinks.

Join us on Sunday 28th for the second year of our ‘Pumpkin Glow’ event, when the best pumpkin designs will be judged, with the winning witch or wizard receiving a 2019 Family Membership.  To be part of our amazing trail of carved pumpkins and to be in with a chance of winning the prize, please bring pumpkins by 4.00pm on 29th October. Judging will take place at 4.30pm.

Visitors are also welcome to wander and enjoy the stunning hues of autumn with cornus, acers, liquidambar trees and deciduous azaleas, as well as wonderful views across the parkland featuring native and exotic trees.

Please see website www.bordehill.co.uk for full details or call 01444 450326.