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

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Published 13/10/2022 Pumpkin Carving, Spooky Treasure Trails and Family Frights: Our Round-Up of Hallowe’en-Themed Stays!

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

Tom's Eco Lodge

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. At Tom's Eco Lodge, located at Tapnell Farm, you'll discover a thoughtfully-designed glamping haven to suit everyone. After all, how many sites can offer a wide range of luxury outdoor accommodation with plentiful space, fresh sea views,…

Ekopod

Ekopod

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. If you're looking to try glamping for the first time, you'll be in safe hands with Ekopod, one of the early adopters of the glamorous camping concept back in 2010.   Fast-forward to the present day and the Ekopod ethos -…

Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle

Meet the resident ghosts of Britain's ‘most haunted historic castle', surrounded by Northumberland countryside just 20 minutes from the coast. Haunted castles don't come more spine-shiveringly authentic than Chillingham, a 13th century, Grade 1 Star-listed fortress in rural Northumberland. Here you'll discover a captivating juxtaposition of beautiful gardens, sparkling fountains, impossibly…

By the Wye

By the Wye

Plan your soothing escape to an off-grid, family-run glamping site in the rural heart of Hay-on-Wye, where everyone is welcome. You can expect a warm welcome at By the Wye, a naturally luxurious, wildlife-steeped glamping site nestled on the border of England and Wales. Plan a fresh air-filled escape from everyday life... and as if that wasn't enough, you'll be surrounded by comfort and luxury of…

The Witchery by the Castle

The Witchery by the Castle

A spellbinding retreat that boasts fine Scottish dining, and baroque, individually styled suites that look out over Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile.Described by The Times as "a pure, unmitigated pleasure palace", The Witchery by the Castle is one of Edinburgh's best-loved retreats.Owned by James Thomson OBE - Scotland's premier restauranteur and hotelier, no less! - the atmosphere is one of ultimate…

Malting Farm

Malting Farm

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. Friendly and family-run, Malting Farm offers a range of individually designed and lovingly furnished holiday retreats, all beautifully positioned in a secluded North Essex meadow. Surrounded by soothing…

Sweet Donside Cabins

Sweet Donside Cabins

Heavenly, hand-crafted hideaways with private hot tubs, beautifully secluded amongst nine magical acres of the Cairngorms National Park. Hand-crafted with love and exceptional care, there's a blissful sense of relaxation built into each of the four exquisite, individually-styled Sweet Donside Cabins. Dreamily nestled amongst nine picture-perfect acres of the Cairngorms National Park, you'll feel…

Fairytale Glamping

Fairytale Glamping

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. Fairytale Glamping is the brainchild of friendly owners Chris and Libby, who dreamed of creating a beautiful place in which whole families could relax, disconnect, and make magical memories in nature. Then, on one…

Hocus Pocus Tiny Hotel

Hocus Pocus Tiny Hotel

Escape into an immersive world of wonder, in the form of a boutique hotel with authentic magic-themed rooms, deliciously secluded in the heart of York.Occupying an ornate building that dates all the way back to the 1600s, you'll discover Hocus Pocus along one of York's smallest streets, right next to the famous Shambles Market.Passionate about creating a boutique hotel with an immersive feel, the…

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