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What is on for Halloween 2022 and half-term in and around Cambridgeshire?





There’s plenty of spooky fun to be had this Halloween with frightful goings-on at museums, shops and outdoor live entertainment.

Whether your little ones want to dress up and try out some seasonal crafts, or older gang fancy recreating a zombie apocalypse, it’s all happening around Cambridgeshire.

Halloween 2022: The Traditional Punting company is running spooky punting sessions. (60144458)
Halloween 2022: The Traditional Punting company is running spooky punting sessions. (60144458)

The Milton Maze Pumpkin Patch

Get in the Halloween mood with a trip to pick out a beautiful pumpkin. The Milton Maze Pumpkin Patch says it has grown more than 60,000 pumpkins for you to choose from. And along with the usual orange pumpkin in a huge range of sizes, you will find white pumpkins, warty pumpkins, stripey pumpkins and even pink pumpkins. Prices for pumpkins start at 50p.

Included in your entry ticket there are twice daily Halloween Spectacular shows with popular entertainers including the one and only, Jezo. Visit the Field of Fun for stacks of adventure, including their wooden maze, zip wire, inflatables, gold mine, duck racing, go karts, tyre mountain, crazy golf and farm skittles.

Tickets for both adults and children are £8. Pumpkins from 50p to £10.

Booking in advance is essential. Visit: themiltonmaizemaze.co.uk/

Halloween Hijinks at the Museum of Cambridge

Halloween events are running at the Museum of Cambridge throughout this October half-term.

Choose from two fun family trails – ‘Pumpkin Patch Trail’ and ‘Ghastly Ghost Trail’ – running daily through the museum during the holiday and join in with the fancy dress parade on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30.

Sophie Casford, engagement officer, said: “The pinnacle of the week is on Saturday October 29 with our ‘Halloween Hijinks’ from 10am-3pm. There will be crafts, activities and storytelling with Chip from Epic Tales to entertain the family. These are free but we do recommend registering for the free storytelling on the museums website as this event is always hugely popular.”

A spooky version of the ‘Museum on a Bike’ will also head out with a selection of curious objects to handle to the Ross Street Community Centre on October 24 and Brownsfield Community Centre on October 25, both from 11am to 1pm.

Alex Smaridge, engagement manager, said: “The ‘Museum on a Bike’ allows us to reach more of the wonderful inhabitants of this diverse and brilliant city. This time with a Halloween theme.”

Museum entry is £6 for adults. Children go free.

Visit: museumofcambridge.org.uk/

Spooky fun day at Stonham Barns

Stonham Barns is celebrating Halloween (60140603)
Stonham Barns is celebrating Halloween (60140603)

Stonham Barns Park in Suffolk is preparing for its Spooky Fun Day to celebrate Halloween on Sunday, October 30.

Visitors will have the chance to try the Pumpkin Trail and the ‘What’s In the Window?’ competition at the retail village. There will alsocrafts and colouring activities as well as movie time with Wallace and Gromit’s The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and even a show of spooky vikings in the Mid-Suffolk Showground.

Other activities at the venue include The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, The Bistro, adventure golf, a teapot pottery, a nine-hole golf course and an indoor play barn.

The Spooky Fun Day is free for adults with an admission fee of £5 per child. The Wallace and Gromit film is £2.50 per person. Vikings entry is £2 per adult and £1 per child. To Pre-Book tickets call 01449 711111 or visit stonhambarns.co.uk.

Try a Halloween-themed mission

Rumble Live: try out some of the Halloween missions on offer (60140599)
Rumble Live: try out some of the Halloween missions on offer (60140599)

Rumble Live, the family-run woodland laser tag attraction based at Grafham Waterwill be adding three Halloween themed missions to its sessions over Halloween weekend to celebrate spooky season.

The themed missions include:

Squid Game-inspired ‘Red Light Green Light’ mission

Players try to make it to the safe zone without getting caught making even the slightest movement by Young-hee, the sinister looking doll from Squid Game. The players can move only when they hear “Green Light” and must stop at the “Red Light” command. If a player moves or doesn’t cross the finish line within the given time they will be shot and eliminated from the game by the Guards (in replica costumes from ‘Squid Game’). Those that make it get to delve into the Trick or Treat bucket!

Infected

A random player is infected with a deadly zombie virus and their mission is to spread the infection by eliminating the remaining humans. Once infected the humans also become zombies so the zombie swarm grows until there is only one final victor.

Zombie Apocolypse

A team game where the ‘dug in’ survivors must try and withstand the onslaught from the zombie horde.

There will also be Halloween music to add to the atmosphere.

Any bookings made for sessions Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 October will automatically include the Halloween themed missions. Fancy dress encouraged, j make sure you're still able to run around and use Rumble's equipment.

A one-hour session is £15 per person and is suitable for adults and children aged 8+.

Visit rumblelive.co.uk.

Halloween at Bottisham Airfield Museum

Bottisham Airfiled Museum is holding a Halloween party with with kids’ crafts, a treasure hunt and best costume contest. There will be no tricks, only treats in the Flying Tractor Cafe. Children £2 Adults normal museum admission of £5. Sunday, October 30 from 10.30am until 4pm.

Visit: bottishamairfieldmuseum.org.uk/

Halloween Punt and Hunt

Halloween 2022: The Traditional Punting company is running spooky punting sessions. (60144447)
Halloween 2022: The Traditional Punting company is running spooky punting sessions. (60144447)

To celebrate all things ghastly and ghoulish, Traditional Punting Company is launching a ‘Halloween Punt and Hunt’ package this October half-term.

This family-friendly event takes your little monsters on a spooky punting tour across the River Cam, and around the city of Cambridge. The whole family will get an activity book and must answer a range of questions, all of which will take you to the most haunted spots around the city, sharing the scary, historic tales, and allowing guests to search for spirits, monsters, witches and so much more.

If the Halloween scavenger hunt is successfully completed, the answers will reveal a secret code which will provide the ultimate sweet treat that will be waiting at Hardy’s sweetshop.

Joe Merwiak, director of Traditional Punting Company, said: “The city of Cambridge is full of historic stories and of course, hauntings. We wanted to educate others on this haunting history but in a fun and interactive way. The punting part of this experience is particularly special as it allows people to see locations that aren’t accessible by foot.”

The punting activities are specifically designed to appeal to younger children and the city centre scavenger hunt is aimed at older children.

Book here: traditionalpuntingcompany.com/tours/halloween-punt-and-hunt/



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