Check out whats on this Halloween!
Find out whats on in your local area or feel free to drop us a line asking us to collate info on your particular area and we will list as much info as we can find for you.
Aylesbury Town Centre, Market Square
Free Halloween Fun Thursday 30th October, 3.30pm till 7.30pm
Meet The Bubble Wizard and be amazed by his bubbletastic antics, stay for the first ever Panto-ween, take part in the Halloween themed crafts sessions, face painting and compete for a prize in the best dressed ghoul in Aylesbury, which will be judged at 5.45pm prizes for mums & dads too!) Visit http://www.aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk/ for more info.
Halloween half term at Waddesdon
A fabulously spooky range of fun activities at the Summer House from Saturday 25th October 11am until 3pm Saturday 2nd November. Pumpkin carving, craft sessions and the horrible half term trail! Wednesday 29th Oct will bring activities themed around the book The Witches and on the 31st October don’t miss the storytelling and Witch School!! for more spoooooooky info visit http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/
Freaky Fortnight at Mead Open Farm
Don’t miss Freaky Fortnight!! This is a fabulous spooky treat, for all ages 18th October to 31st October. The Dark – is wonderfully creepy and has a Boo rating of 5 (the experience contains live actors), Haunted Castle will have you shaking in your boots or for a less ghoulish activity try the Trick or Treat Tractor Ride, Spiders Den or Creepy Tots Corner. Fabulous spooky tales from a real pirate aboard the ghostly galleon. Top Tip – Buy online to save money!
Wendover Woods Fright Night!!
Date: 31st October 2014
Venue: Meet at Cafe in the Woods
Suitable for: All ages but might scare younger ones
MUST BE BOOKED ON TO EVENT as limited places – Ring the forestry commission to confirm your place 0300 067 4160. We visited the woods at the weekend, to take a look and the cafe looks fantastic, tonnes of pumpkins around, on every table, wonderfully halloween themed decorations everywhere, in beautiful surroundings, we are very lucky to have this so close to us. The cafe has entered into the Halloween spirit entirely as they always d. Not one to be missed!
Halloween Party at The Oak, Aston Clinton
The Oak at Aston Clinton are holding their own fancy dress Halloween party on 31st October from 8pm, where they promise lots of surprises and free spooky chilli!! Live music
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Visit the spookily decorated visitor centre, fancy dress competitions and lots of engines to look at 01296 655720 9.30am-4.30pm
For something a bit spectacular get yourself down to Genies (Bucks Goat Centre, Stoke Mandeville) , fab array of costumes and accessories for any party but BB’s recommend their Halloween gear, especially if you want something a bit different from the usual stuff around, http://www.genies.co.uk. Wilkos have some amazingly fabulous value costumes and loadsa party decs, games, ideas etc for the perfect Halloween party, http://www.wilkos.com Poundland have some fangtastic masks and currently doing Halloween costumes for £4 when you spend £6 in store! http://www.poundland.co.uk Claires Accessories are also doing some excellent costumes this year, with the dead bride featuring quite a lot, bit pricer than some stores but look great.
Fancy a chilling movie for Halloween? BB went to see Anabelle last night, a reasonable amount of jumps incurred, with small amount of popcorn flying in various directions, but sadly BB was a bit disappointed , BB’s better half fell asleep for about 20 minutes and missed the best bits. OK for a few laughs and the odd shocking scene but nothing that will give you nightmares, if that’s what you’re looking for! visit http://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/aylesbury/61/ for more details
BB loves this – make your own edible worms – buy a load of straws stand them up and secure in a large glass, pour cola jelly into them and put in fridge to set, then bake or buy a load of choc brownie and crumble up into several tall glasses, arranging the worms throughout – looks fab and actually difficult to eat until you taste them – YUM! here’s the recipe:
2 packs (3 oz) Raspberry /cola/ (any flavour really) jelly
1 pkg unflavored gelatine (for extra firmness)
3/4 cup whipping cream
3 cups boiling water
15 drops green food colouring
100 flexible straws (or enough to fill your container)
Tall container (1 quart or 1 litre carton of milk)
1) Combine gelatine in bowl and add boiling water.
2) Let it cool to lukewarm and then add the whipping cream and 15 drops green food colouring.
3) Gather your straws (don’t forget t to pull them out so the lines come out) and put them in the container. It’s important that the straws have a tight fit so the jelly stays in the straws. For this reason, a 1 litre carton may be better; you will probably get longer worms since there is a tighter fit. If you have a bigger container, a rubber band around the straws is helpful. Or you could just add more straws to fill the container.
4) Add the gelatine mixture to the straw-filled container and let it set until firm.
5) There are multiple ways you can remove the worms from the straws. You can roll a rolling pin over the straws and squeeze them out or you can hold the straws over warm water. The worms will slip right out.
And voila! Jelly worms are served – now crumble up some brownie and sprinkle the worms around.
These are always great and so effective for Halloween, here are some pictures. If you have access to a hot knife (an elec one not a normal knife, which is what I thought when first looked into it, lol) it will make your creative designs much easier. BB will definitely be doing the Tinkerbell one – love it!!
Print off a template – loadsa great ones found here http://www.pumpkinpile.com, draw the outline of your chosen template on the pumpkin first and then cut it out very carefully, BB used a small drill bit to do the holes and a scalpel to do the main stencil for the Tinkerbell one! Here are a few others we found.
Have an enjoyably spooktastic Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen – make sure you send us your photos, comments of what you got up to. Stay safe and have fun.
Only Naughty Children See Spooks on Halloween
by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.
Witches and goblins, spooks and elves,
With sprites and gnomes from elf-land delves,
Tonight are flying here and there,
Yes, up and down and everywhere.
For this one night in all the year
They rule the earth and bring great fear
To all the naughty little boys
Who tease good girls and break their toys.
These spooks they also make girls sad
When they are selfish, cross and bad;
So when it’s dark, bad boys and maids,
They see these awful fearsome shades,
And that is why with covered heads,
They trembling lie in their warm beds.
But even there they goblins see,
Spooks and gnomes, and all that be
Abroad upon weird Halloween
When all the wizards may be seen
By naughty kids and grown-up folks
Who like to play most wicked jokes.
But good young girls and gentle boys,
The kids who are their mothers’ joys
They like the dark just as the light,
For spooks never come within their sight,
And in their dreams they lovely elves
Show them bright scenes from fairy delves.
So, if tonight you are afraid
Of any spook or any shade,
We’ll know you are a naughty child,
So cross and wilful, rude and wild