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Guide to Halloween 2019 events in Stamford, Oakham, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings

Looking for some 'skele-fun' to put a smile on your pumpkin?

Then trick-or-treat yourself to these frightfully good Halloween events.

If you have an event to share, e-mail it to smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk

Put a smile on your pumpkin this Halloween
Put a smile on your pumpkin this Halloween

Wednesday, October 16

Burghley House Spooky Tours

Delivered by local ghost expert Martin Tempest, the tours are not recommended for children under 11

Daily until Thursday, October 31 (excluding Sundays)

Thursday, October 17

Pumpkin rolling - Easton Walled Garden

Halloween trail and chance to plant a spring bulb or a conker in a pot

Admission £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for children, plus £2 for all garden activities

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays until October 27, 11am to 4pm

Friday, October 18

Halloween fun at 'Scarewell' Farm - Sacrewell Farm

Grab a wheelbarrow, visit the giant pumpkin patch and get creative in the carving tent

Visit the farmhouse of horror, an interactive walk through with live actors (suitable for children of all ages)

Stamford heavenly chocolates will be making Halloween themed chocolate treats

9.30am to 5pm daily until October 27

Saturday 19th October

Burghley Halloween trail around the sculpture garden

Tread through the crispy autumn leaves and find the hidden spooks to receive a treat

Admission is included with a house and gardens or gardens only ticket

Annual pass holders and friends of Burghley get free admission

11am to 5pm (last admission is 4.30pm) daily until Thursday, October 31

Spooky half term bike trail - Rutland Cycling at Whitwell and Normanton, Rutland Water

Cycle the family-friendly trail between the Whitwell and Normanton stores

Pick up a trail leaflet from the store, start the hunt for clues and collect your prize at the end

Bike hire available at Whitwell and Normanton £1 per person

9am to 5.30pm daily until Sunday, November 3

Bodygroovin Halloween party - Mama Liz's, Stamford

Dress up in your best Halloween outfits. The two best dressed will win free tickets to their event in December

Tickets will be £5 on the door. Over 18s only

9pm to 3am

Friday, October 25

Halloween Skate Party - Deepings Leisure Centre

Fancy dress can be worn, 7.30 to 9.30pm

Saturday, October 26

Halloween fun weekend at Bowthorpe Park Farm

Pick your own pumpkin (free pumpkin with every child entry)

Head over to the carving barn to carve your pumpkin. Face painting and a bouncy castle

Adults £4.50, child £3.50, under 2s go free

Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

Wild Halloween - Willow Tree Fen nature reserve, Deeping Saint Nicholas

Includes moth hunting, spider making, pumpkin carving and skull and poo identification, a Halloween quiz and bat crafts

Stay until dusk for stories and toasted marshmallows around the camp-fire

Fancy dress is encouraged.

Reserve a place by Sunday, October 20, entry is £2 for adults, £1 for children

4pm to 7.30pm

Silent fireworks event- Sacrewell Farm

No bangs lets you experience the fun and excitement of a fireworks event but without the loud noises

There will be a bar, food, live music and entertainment and the indoor play barn will be staying open throughout the evening

6pm to 8.30pm

Halloween weekend - Rutland Farm Park

A treasure hunt for trick or treat sweets, Halloween fun and games in the play barn on the Sunday

Tombola, guinea pig and chicken petting, and wear anything Halloween related to get a free bag of food to feed the animals

£3 entrance to the farm park to those in full Halloween costume

10am to 5pm

Cirque du freak Halloween Costume Party - Willoughby's Bar and Club Stamford

Costume party with circus freak show vibes

Free entry before 11.30pm, £5 after. Over 18s only

10pm- 4.30am (last entry 1.45am)

Sunday, October 27

Stamford Spooktacular at Stamford Recreation Ground bandstand

Spooky storytelling, costumed characters and flash mob dancers

A variety of competitions including best fancy dress

Tea and coffee stand, hot dogs and burgers

1pm to 4pm

Tuesday, October 29

Halloween stories and crafts - Oakham Library

Spooktacular stories and creepy crafts suitable for families with children aged 3 and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult

10.30am to 11.30am

Thursday, October 31

Collyweston Village Hall Halloween party

Fancy dress and pumpkins welcome, music and games, awards for the best dressed and best pumpkin

Treat yourself to a hot-dog, toffee apple and hot chocolate and have a little Halloween fun with the family

Free entry

6pm to 8pm

To read about the Stamford Spooktacular, click here.

We hope you have a fang-tastic Halloween!

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