Spooky Autumn Half Term Fun

Half term started badly, Monday morning we woke up with a cold which left us all feeling drained. We spent the week planning a big weekend to end half term, excitedly planning a day at the National Trust pumpkin trail at Hinton Ampner for Halloween! We arrived early, and the parking was chaos as people had parked badly, a lovely family pointed out a very narrow space at the top of the car park and we managed to squeeze into that space which was lucky as Nanny was with us and she struggles to walk far.

The pumpkin trail cost £3 per child, the boys had to find 10 pumpkins hidden around the property, stamp them on their maps and then collect a prize at the end. They loved it! As they did the trail they learnt about poisonous berries, and learnt that things like conkers look amazing but give you a bad tummy ache if you eat them. There was a spooky walk with bats and spiders hanging from the trees, and you couldn’t help but get the feeling you were being watched…

Spooky Walk at Hinton Ampner
All eyes are on you.. spooky walk at Hinton Ampner


The weather was glorious, and the boys ran about finding the pumpkins and exploring happily while dressed as little monsters (in wellies too.. naturally!!) and thoroughly enjoyed their Halloween adventure! At the end of the trail they collected their prize, which was a bag of biscuit mix and a wooden spoon. When we got home they each baked their biscuit mix, and had an array of biscuits which were devoured over the weekend with great delight!

My little monster
My little monster

Did you get out and about over Half term? Let me know what you got up to! x