With spooky season almost upon us, Over Farm near Gloucester has released details of its famous Halloween festival, Spookyard, promising the annual event will be bigger than ever when it returns this October 2022.
From broomstick flying school shenanigans to fancy dress competitions and ‘monster mash-ups’ to get everyone dancing, there will be no shortage of ghoulish activities to lift the spirits during autumn half-term.
Novice witches and wizards can get involved with interactive shows like Zoom on the Broom - the broomstick flying school led by senior broomstick instructors Batilda Bristles and Minerva Moon.
Witch Hazel and Wizard Wibble provide even more family fun with their ‘monster mash-ups’ where boys and girls, as well as mums and dads, aunties, uncles and even grandparents, can boo-gie on down.
As tickets for Spookyard include entry to the animal trail, families can spend all day on the farm, feeding and petting residents like Fudge the goat and Rex the llama, in between exploring the Maize Maze, firing the corn cannon, enjoying tractor trailer rides and playing rounds of mini golf.
Although you’ll need to book separate tickets, the pick your own pumpkin field will be open too - filled with gourds of all shapes, sizes and colours, from classic orange to ghostly white.
Plus, don’t forget to dress up in your most gruesome get-up to take part in Spookyard’s fancy dress competition, to see who will be judged the spookiest, the smartest, the cutest and the fanciest visitors at Over Farm this Halloween.
Tickets are due to go on sale soon and often sell out in advance. They cost £17 on the gate for adults (£14 online), £22 on the gate for children (£18 online) and £66 on the gate for families (£55 online). Released to those on Over Farm’s mailing list first, sign up for the best chance of securing yours.