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Have a hair-raising half term at the Yeovil Country Park Halloween Trail

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This Halloween half term, join us down at Yeovil Country Park for a fang-tastic day out and take part in our spook-tacular Halloween Trail!

Our monstrously popular Halloween Trail takes place in the in the beautiful autumnal setting of ‘Ninesprings’ on Thursday 31 October. Don’t be a lazy bones - pick up a trail leaflet from the frightful ‘Friends of Yeovil Country Park’ stall opposite the Ninesprings Café anytime between 11am and 2pm and follow the pumpkin markers through the eerie woods.

Find the missing letters which will be hidden at several marked pumpkin stops along the way to help craft the witches spell. Are you brave enough to follow the trail all the way to the end to find the Witch? Once you find her, be sure to tell her the missing word from her spell so she can use her cauldron to conjure up a prize.

A buggy friendly/little legs short route will be available and clearly signposted. Don’t worry you won’t miss out on a prize and you will still find all of the letters to help the witch cast her spell.

The Halloween Trail costs £2 per child and under 2 years go free (will receive a smaller prize), it takes around one hour to complete and the last entry will be at 2pm. Please remember to wear suitable footwear for a walk in the woods and you are very welcome to bring along your own pen or pencil to fill in your trail sheet.

Countryside Ranger, Kristy Davies, said: ‘‘The Halloween Trail promises to be a scream and certainly gives the public pumpkin to talk about! The event attracts a huge number of families and is suitable for all ages. It is no doubt our most popular trail event of the year. We love to see the variety of creepy costumes worn by everyone enjoying a fun day out in the fresh air.’’

Councillor Mike Best, portfolio holder for Health and Well-being at South Somerset District Council, said: “Yeovil Country Park is a great setting to hold a fantastic family event such as our Halloween Trail and with the Café there to act as a great start and finish point, we look forward to seeing lots of people having fun.”

The Friends of Yeovil Country Park will be selling their personalised pencils for a minimum donation of 30p. All proceeds from entries, the sale of pencils and hand knitted toys are channelled into organising future fun events and conservation projects at Yeovil Country Park.

Our Countryside Rangers and the team of dedicated Yeovil Country Park volunteers are once again hosting the monstrously popular Halloween Trail, so dust off your Halloween costumes and get your face paints at the ready to have a fa-boo-lous time at our annual Halloween Trail.

The Ninesprings Café will be open between 8am – 6pm for parents and children to get out of the chilling air and enjoy a hot drink before or after the trail. Why not treat yourself to a petrifying pumpkin spice latte or an out of this world orange hot chocolate.

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