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Witches brooms, pumpkin pies and fancy dress... it must be Halloween!

Fun outdoor activities to celebrate Halloween at High Woods Country Park

Date issued: 15 October 2018 

Witches brooms, pumpkin pies and spooky woodland walks – youngsters can discover them all this October half term with fun outdoor activities to celebrate Halloween at High Woods Country Park.

First off, Batty about Brooms takes place on Wednesday 24 October, with an opportunity for youngsters to make their own ‘witches’ broom from woodland poles and twigs discovered on an autumnal ramble through the park’s native woodlands.

The great British pumpkin takes the spotlight at The Halloween Pumpkin Event, on Saturday 27 October, in The Big Garden. Hosted by ‘Together We Grow’ Community Interest Company, it’s a great chance to enjoy soups, cakes, pies made from squashes and pumpkins grown in the town’s community garden.

Finally, it’s time for the Halloween Bingo Trail where families can don their favourite Halloween costume and explore the spooky woodland trail to find the hidden Halloween characters – with sweet treat prizes for those who spot them all. Drop in anytime over the weekend of 27 and 28 October between 11am – 3pm to pick up a map and bingo card and get exploring!

Cllr Tina Bourne, Portfolio Holder for Housing & Communities, said: “October half term is a great opportunity for local families to get out and about in this award-winning country park. The woodlands of High Woods Country Park are at their autumnal best now and we hope our Halloween events will attract lots of local families to enjoy some spooky fun and games in the great outdoors.”

Colchester Borough Council aims to encourage more families to explore and enjoy its high quality open spaces as part of Better Colchester.

To buy tickets for any bookable events, call 01206 282920 or visit Hollytrees Museum at Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1UG.

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