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Halloween Week

Halloween Week

Halloween Week

26 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

Dare you visit one of Britain's most haunted castles this Halloween?!

Here’s what’s on this year during the afternoon and early evening:

  • Frightsville Village down at the Maze from 2pm to 5.30. Come and join us on a journey through a deranged and twisted land of visions, twisted tales and all those things that go bump in the night (and all NEW for 2014!). Foppletwig the Genie Hunter will be there, and don't miss the Scary Maze Experience itself (slightly less frightening in the daytime for our littler visitors).
  • The Ghostly Grotto 2-6pm for face painting, free children’s crafts and sign up for a ‘Make your own ink and write a potion’ workshop with the Black Monk (every 30 mins 2.30 to 5.15)
  • The Creepy Owl Crypt 1-5pm for kids' crafts in aid of the World Owl Trust
  • Castle open 12 noon to 4pm
  • Meet the Birds 2.30pm on the Castle front lawn
  • Heron Happy Hour 4pm on the Cannon Bank
  • Mane Events will be running horse and carriage rides on the main drive.
  • Horse & Husky 2-5pm will be here with their huskies and offering husky cart rides too, which you can prebook with Sonia through her website or otherwise come to see her on the day.
  • 29th Oct to 1st Nov, our own Creeping Kate’s Kitchen café is augmented by the Coffee Carriage, Georgian Farmhouse Mulled Wine, Chilli Koko Indian Ocean cuisine and Lakeland Steaks, all cooking up a treat around the Stable Courtyard area.
  • 31st Oct & 1st Nov, the Fool of Muncaster Abi Collins 3.15pm performance on the front lawn
  • 31st Oct & 1st Nov, the Two Headed Sheep Morris Dancers perform for us

…and from the early evening onwards…

  • Castle Ghost Tours commence! This year's Ghost Tour is a new production for 2014 by the Drama Department of the University of Cumbria at Carlisle. Castle Ghost Tours sell out every year so pre-booking is essential. Be at Tom Fools Tree 10 minutes before your tour time.
  • Darkest Muncaster illuminations with a mile-long route through the beautifully lit trees and shrubs that tower either side of the main drive plus projections onto the Castle and suitably spooky music.
  • Frightsville Village down at the Maze 6.15-8pm. Come and join us on a journey through a deranged and twisted land of visions, twisted tales and all those things that go bump in the night (and all NEW for 2014!). Foppletwig the Genie Hunter will be there, and don't miss the Scary Maze Experience itself. Please note: we crank up the fear factor at Frightsville and the Maze in the evening so this may not be suitable for children under 12.
  • 31st Oct, the Fool of Muncaster Abi Collins 5.15pm performance on the front lawn
  • 1st Nov, the Fool of Muncaster Abi Collins 7.45pm performance on the front lawn
  • Spooky Owl Tours 6-8pm at half-hourly intervals with the World Owl Trust, bookable on the day at the Carriage House gift shop, proceeds to benefit the Trust (£2.50 for adults, £1 for children).
  • Jason the Fire Juggler 5.30, 6.30 & 7.30 (7.15 on 1st Nov)
  • Foppletwig the Genie Hunter’s cannon firing show 6pm by the Castle front door.
  • ‘Make your own ink and write a potion’ workshops from 6.30pm with the Black Monk in the Ghostly Grotto (no pre-booking required).
  • 29th Oct to 1st Nov, food available until mid-evening with our own Creeping Kate’s Kitchen café augmented by the Coffee Carriage, Georgian Farmhouse Mulled Wine, Chilli Koko Indian Ocean cuisine and Lakeland Steaks, all cooking up a treat around the Stable Courtyard area.
  • Sat 1st Nov ONLY, FIREWORKS at ca 8.30pm, a great finale to Halloween week (please note that this activity is weather-dependent. We use family-friendly no-bang fireworks).

Ticket Information:

Halloween General Entry Ticket 1
Castle, Gardens, Owl Centre, Frightsville and Maze, Ghostly Grotto, Darkest Muncaster Illuminations.  Ticket prices - Adult - £14.00, Child - £8.00, Under 5s Free.
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Halloween General Entry Ticket 2
Gardens, Owl Centre, Frightsville and Maze, Ghostly Grotto, Darkest Muncaster Illuminations. 
Ticket prices - Adult - £11.00, Child - £6.50, Under 5s Free. 
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Ghost Tour Ticket
Castle, Gardens, Owl Centre, Frightsville and Maze, Ghostly Grotto, Darkest Muncaster Illuminations, Evening Castle Ghost Tour at pre-booked time. 
Ticket prices - Adult - £20.50, Child - £8.50, Under 5s - Free. 
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Friends of Muncaster? - free entry all week! to Castle, Gardens, Owl Centre, Frightsville and Maze, Ghostly Grotto, Darkest Muncaster Illuminations and 50% discount off Ghost Tour ticket prices. Enter your membership number in the promotional code field. Come back on Saturday for the fireworks!

Coachman's Quarters guests have free entry to Gardens, Owl Centre, Maze, Ghostly Grotto, Darkest Muncaster Illuminations, a small upgrade to visit the Castle and discounted Ghost Tours - ask for details when booking.

Don’t forget to come in fancy dress! And if you're here in the evening then a TORCH would be a good idea (if only to find your way across the car park).

What's Halloween like at Muncaster? Have a look at Comely Media's video below, which was filmed at the 2013 Halloween Week;

 

 

 

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Set in 6 acres of beautiful gardens, next to the river, this country house hotel offers spacious rooms in a stunning location.
Including the beautiful Newtown House, Knott View and Herbert House cottages.
This wonderful inn is located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge only moments away from Ullswater.
To the west of the Lake District, the 17th century Ravenglass Inn is located in the National Park's only coastal village.
The Coachman's Quarters B & B is located within the picturesque grounds of Muncaster Castle.
The Pennington Hotel combines contemporary design and traditional values in a historic setting, just a stones throw from the seaside, the Lake District hills and Muncaster Castle.
Including the beautiful Newtown House, Knott View and Herbert House cottages.
This wonderful inn is located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge only moments away from Ullswater.
To the west of the Lake District, the 17th century Ravenglass Inn is located in the National Park's only coastal village.
The Coachman's Quarters B & B is located within the picturesque grounds of Muncaster Castle.
The Pennington Hotel combines contemporary design and traditional values in a historic setting, just a stones throw from the seaside, the Lake District hills and Muncaster Castle.
Set in 6 acres of beautiful gardens, next to the river, this country house hotel offers spacious rooms in a stunning location.