Pumpkin Carving, Spooky Treasure Trails and Family Frights: Our Round-Up of Hallowe’en-Themed Stays!

13 October 2022

Main image: Scarytale Glamping at Fairytale Glamping, Lincolnshire
If you’re tired of the same old costumes and ‘trick-or-treat’ routines every year, why not ‘treat’ your family to a Hallowe’en-themed escape?

We’ve rounded up some favourite stays, all of which will be sporting spooky décor, and/or will be hosting fun-filled family-friendly activities for All Hallows Eve!

blog-HW-fairytale.jpgFairytale Glamping

Fairytale Glamping (Bourne, Lincolnshire)
A lovingly hand-made ‘castle’ for fun family stays, complete with off-grid facilities and child-friendly adventures.

(10% discount available for Scary-tale Glamping with code HALLOWEEN10)
Fairytale Glamping will transform into ‘Scary-tale’ glamping throughout the half-term holidays, with family-friendly decorations galore!

The one-and-a-half acre woodland Bramble Patch will also turn into the ‘Pumpkin Patch’ on weekends, packed with games and activities for guests and visitors alike.

By the Wye (Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire)
A warmly welcoming, family-run glamping site with off-grid safari tent accommodation.

A half-term Hallowe’en stay By the Wye will include an enchanted woodland trail and bushcraft sessions, a scavenger hunt and nature walk, and a pumpkin-carving workshop.

If you dare, you can also take the spooky treasure hunt trail of Hay-on-Wye!

blog-HW-tomsecolodge.jpgTapnell Farm Pumpkin Festival
Tom’s Eco Lodge (Yarmouth, Isle of Wight)
Sustainable, eclectic outdoor accommodation and family adventures on Tapnell Farm.

Hallowe’en at Tom’s Eco Lodge is all about one thing: a celebration of the pumpkin! The Pumpkin Festival runs through the half-term holidays, and consists of unusual activities including pumpkin-flinging and pumpkin-bowling.

Of course, you can also pick your favourite pumpkin from the Patch and get carving, too… to a backdrop of live music and pumpkin-flavoured drinks!

There’ll also be a range of other spooky activities, including a scavenger hunt, fortune-telling, and a guided Slime Workshop that the kids are sure to love.

Malting Farm (Little Bentley, Essex)
Secluded on 300-acre family-run farm, with a treehouse, a cabin, and bell-tent retreats with private hot tubs

(5% late availability discount available)

Each child will receive a free pumpkin to carve right in their cabin, so there’ll be no standing around in the cold trying to pick a favourite!

However, if you do feel like braving the weather, you’ll find a magical nature-trail on site, deliciously strewn with hidden pumpkins and chocolatey treats.

blog-HW-donside.jpgSpooky characters at Sweet Donside Cabins
Sweet Donside Cabins (Strathdon, Aberdeenshire)
A selection of hand-crafted retreats with private hot tubs, secluded amongst the Cairngorms National Park

The spectacular mountain scenery will be brought even further to life with the addition of magical Hallowe’en-themed décor.

Oh, and alongside a delicious welcome basket of local treats, you’ll also be greeted with your very own pumpkin!

Ekopod (Launceston, Cornwall)
An early-adopter of glamping, consisting of geodomes, pods, tents, and a converted stone barn in Cornwall’s ‘Peaceful Valley’

Arrive during the half-term holidays, to be welcomed with scrummy marshmallows (perfect for toasting over the firepit as you tell ghost stories!) and a pumpkin-carving kit… pumpkin included, of course.

We’ve included links to all these properties below, along with a few other suitably spooky options!

Tom's Eco Lodge

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Isle Of Wight, England
Sustainable rural glamping on the Isle of Wight - where you'll find the perfect setting, from scenic romantic escapes to fresh, fun-filled family adventures.
Bedrooms: varies
Sleeps: varies
£90 /night


Launceston, Cornwall, England
Embrace the natural life and get some literary inspiration under clear starry skies, with the scenic backdrop of Cornwall's ‘Peaceful Valley' to keep you company.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2/4/8 per unit
£155 / night (geodome)

Chillingham Castle

Chillingham, Northumberland, England
Meet the resident ghosts of Britain's ‘most haunted historic castle', surrounded by Northumberland countryside just 20 minutes from the coast.
Bedrooms: 8 apartments
Sleeps: 2-7 per unit (24 total)
£126 / night

By the Wye

Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Plan your soothing escape to an off-grid, family-run glamping site in the rural heart of Hay-on-Wye, where everyone is welcome.
Bedrooms: 1-2 per tent
£185 / night

Malting Farm

Little Bentley, Essex, England
A small and idyllic escape, secluded on a 300-acre family-run farm in North Essex, you will find three oak-framed cabin retreats with private hot tubs, that offer a little something for everyone.
Bedrooms: Varies
£70 / nt

Sweet Donside Cabins

Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Heavenly, hand-crafted hideaways with private hot tubs, beautifully secluded amongst nine magical acres of the Cairngorms National Park.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
£150 mid week

Fairytale Glamping

Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
Let your imagination run wild and free, in a lovingly hand-made ‘castle' with off-grid facilities and child-friendly adventures galore, royally secluded in rural Lincolnshire.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
£195 / night


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