Beloved Cheshire children’s amusement park BeWILDerwood recently announced a host of Halloween-inspired events, arriving just in time for half-term.
Under the banner of “Snagglefang’s Season of Sneakery” the upcoming activities are designed for younger children and their families to enjoy exciting indoor and outdoor adventures with a spooky theme.
To set the scene at the Storytelling Stage, there will be several readings, including a Halloween tale of how Sticklenose got trapped in the BeWILDerwood’s tallest tree, and had to ask the fiercest BeWILDerbat Snagglefang for help. Designed for all ages, the story is just a little spooky rather than frightening.
For children who prefer a quieter pace, there will be a chance to craft Twiggle Twilight Lanterns for the Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade at The Big Hat, and face painting in the pavilion, where they can choose from a variety of designs, including pumpkins and stars.
Families looking to get active can test their mettle against an outdoor experience called “Puzzling Park Trail: Very Peculiar Pumpkins”. Intrepid explorers rising to the challenge will discover that the wood’s BeWILDerbats have hidden five unusual pumpkins through the trail. If they find every unique pumpkin they will win a prize, but along the way there will be plenty of awful pumpkin jokes to laugh at.
Snagglefang’s Season of Sneakery will be open throughout October between 10am and 5pm. The last day of entry is set for Halloween itself, Tuesday, October 31.
BeWILDerwood is based in Bickley Moss, around half an hour from Chester by car.