Half-term activities to keep the children entertained

Fraser Gillmore enjoys the pumpkin festival at Sacrewell Farm
Fraser Gillmore enjoys the pumpkin festival at Sacrewell Farm
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Youngsters have plenty to keep them busy over the half-term holidays.

Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre in Thornaugh is holding a selection of spooky halloween sessions.

The annual pumpkin festival will take place on October 20 and 21, followed by the Spooky Spectacular which runs from 10am to 4pm every day from October 27 to November 4.

The farm will be transformed into a terrifying feast of fun for with ghost busting tractor and trailer rides, grizzly graveyard tours and a trip through the haunted Mill House.

Normal farm admission applies and the tractor ride and mill tour costs an extra £2.

And fright nights for children aged eight and over will take place on October 26, 27 and 31. The sessions cost £7. Call 01780 782254 to book.

Sports sessions will also be held at Uppingham Community College from 10am to 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday next week and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the following week.

Call Rob Lewin on 07902 243405 or e-mail Lewin_R@UCC.rutland.sch.uk to book.

Stamford Endowed Schools will host a hockey skills session for Year 5 and 6 pupils in Stamford from 9.30am to 12.15pm on October 20 at the Kettering Road astroturf.

E-mail ses@ses.lincs.sch.uk or call 01780 750311 to book.

Football Development Schools are running multi-sports sessions for children aged five to 11 at Oakham Primary School from Octover 22 to 26. Courses cost £9 per day of £43 for five days and run from 10am to 3pm.

Call 01858 461166 or 08454 753815 to book.

The Stamford schools cluster is holding a number of activity sessions.

A halloween workshop for children aged four to 11 will take place at Stamford Queen Eleanor School from 9.30am to 3.30pm on October 29 and 30.

The cost will be £24 for two days or £13 per day (£3 per child per day if your child is eligible for free school meals).

Cooking sessions will be held at Queen Eleanor on October 31, from 9.30am to 11am for ages four to eight and from 11.30am to 1.30pm for ages nine to 16.

Younger children will make healthy rice crispy cakes and fruit kebabs while the older children will make healthy pizzas and fruit kebab for desert. The cost is £3 per session (£1 per child if your child is eligible for free school meals).

And the Stamford Decorative and Fine Arts Society will host a Chinese dragon making session at St Gilbert’s Primary School, Stamford from 9.30am to 3.30pm on November 1.

Children aged five to 11 will be able to take part for £10 per child (£3 per child if your child is eligible for free school meals).

To book any of the above sessions, call Lisa Jackson on 07742 967195 or e-mail Lisa.Jackson@bluecoat.lincs.sch.uk.

Activ8 will run a multi-sports camp for children aged five to 11 at Copthill School in Uffington on October 30 and 31 and November 1. Sessions will cost between £15 and £20 and will run from 9am to 3.30pm or 8.30am to 5.30pm.

To book call Mark Brice on 07843109792.

Former Leicester City footballers Steve Walsh and Muzzy Izzet have teamed up with Oakham Town Partnership to run one-day courses for secondary school pupils.

Sessions will run from 10am to 2.30pm at Catmose Sports Centre in Oakham on Tuesday and Uppingham Community College on Wednesday.

To book call 07912 516882 or e-mail graham@futurefoxes.com.

And One Touch Football will hold football skill sessions for children aged four to 12 at Empingham Road playing fields in Stamford on October 29, 30 and 31.

Day sessions cost between £10 and £15. For more details and to book visit http://www.onetouchfootball.co.uk/venues.html.