Don’t be frightened to try out some Hallowe’en treats

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Half term and Hallowe’en has arrived and that means plenty of opportunites for spooky fun in and around LBO land.

Mead Open Farm is in the midst of its Freaky Fortnight, with seven exciting entertainments.

Spiders Lair Halloween attaction at Mead Open Farm ENGPNL00120121018132624

Spiders Lair Halloween attaction at Mead Open Farm ENGPNL00120121018132624

Younger visitors will love creeping through Creepy Tots Corner, braving the cobwebs in the Spider’s Den and a trip on the Trick or Treat Tractor Ride.

Plus, jump aboard the Ghostly Pirate Ship for storytime with a REAL pirate!

Or for bigger thrills test your courage in the Haunted Castle with its spooky stage sets, ghouls and ghosts or discover what’s lurking in The Dark – which is new for 2014 and comes with a maximum boo rating of five!

You can also take a tour round the Wicked Witches Academy, win a treat when you find all the clues on the Ghastly Ghost Hunt and carve a Hallowe’en face on a pumpkin.

Young and old can take part in a Hallowe’en Fancy Dress competition at 5pm too.

The excitement at the Billington venue runs through until Friday, October 31.

For more details visit www.meadopenfarm.co.uk

> Creepy craft workshops, tricky trails around the uniquely atmospheric codebreaking huts and blocks and a treat of a tour, designed specially for children, are all on offer at this half term’s Hallowe’en Family Fun Day at Bletchley Park.

At no extra charge, families can enjoy a whole day of codebreaking and crafty fun. And the best news for parents is, the children are learning while they’re having fun!

> Waddesdon Manor is offering a host of activities in the Summer House throughout the whole of half term week until Sunday, November 2.

A Horrible Half Term Trail will be available as you are invited to help Doctor Otto von Ziegler find his lost monster Dave. You’ll have the chance to look for Dave’s body parts along Miss Alice’s Drive and put him together to claim a reward. Cost £1 per child.

Visitors can join in with Magical Makes and Takes all week and choose a selection of Hallowe’en crafts to take home.

With Petrifying Pumpkins, children can see spooky Hallowe’en pumpkins carved while they wait and take one home for £2.50 to £3 depending on the size.

> English Heritage is offering a fun event for all little horrors in the family at Wrest Park, Silsoe this week.

Running daily until Friday, Just For Kids – Ghosts, Ghouls & Goings-on is a chance for young visitors to scare themselves silly this Hallowe’en.

Mysterious goings-on will be awaiting fearless souls, as they meet gruesome guides who will take them on a journey into the puzzling past – families will have to use all their wits to solve the riddles and claim their terrifying treat.

> National Theatre Live: Frankenstein is being shown at Leighton Buzzard Theatre on Thursday and Friday.

More details at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/leisure/leighton-buzzard-theatre