The nights are drawing in and one of your-hols.com’s favourite festivals is on the way… spooky Halloween. If you’re looking for something to do over the holiday, how about a Halloween cottage holiday?
Premier Cottages (www.premiercottages.co.uk) has a series of breaks than include activities from lantern making and pumpkin carving to Halloween trails and challenges with witches and monsters.
Witches and whirlpools at Wellesley Park, Somerset
Set in 200 acres of countryside near Wells in Somerset, Wellesley Park is home to five luxury properties. Visitors can experience an eerie evening tour of the atmospheric Wookey Hole Caves, just a short drive away, and risk a meeting with the cave’s witch! Guests seeking a more relaxing break can indulge in a whirlpool bath or treatment at The Spa at Wellesley Park. All kids staying over Halloween will receive a goody bag complete with scary treats, and a pumpkin carving kit.
Seven nights’ self catering at The Byre is from £1,100 for four from October 25.
Yorkshire’s scariest Halloween happenings
The appropriately named Thief Hole Cottages are four beautifully converted barns on the edge of the North York Moors. A Halloween stay here includes: a luxurious welcome hamper and four Halloween themed trips: the Castle Howards’ pumpkin trail; Thorpe Perrow’s Monsters & Beasties Walk; Bolton Abbey’s ‘Spooktacular’ and a day of fun at Lightwater Valley.
Four nights’ self catering is from £270 for two from October 28
Take part in a Halloween Challenge at Eaton Manor Country Estate
Located in the Shropshire countryside, Eaton Manor Country Estate offers accommodation that is ideally suited to family and group breaks with plenty to see nearby, from foodie Ludlow to the dramatic Ironbridge Gorge. During Halloween, children of all ages can take part in the Estate’s exciting ‘Halloween Challenge’ featuring a range of scary activities with great prizes up for grabs. Nearby Carding Mill Valley, a National Trust property, is also offering a Lantern Making Activity Day on October 31, with a dusk valley procession for those keen to get into the Halloween spirit.
Seven nights’ self-catering at The Manor House is from £2575 for 14 from October 25
Click here to book with www.premiercottages.co.uk