26 Oct - 1 Nov 2014
Dare you visit one of Britain's most haunted castles this Halloween?!
There are plenty of activities to take part in throughout the day:
Visit the Ghostly Grotto for face painting and free children’s crafts. The Black Monk will be with us for medieval manuscript making and there will be walkabout entertainment, including from Foppletwig Bibbleflaps the Genie Hunter. Abi Collins the Fool of Muncaster will be with us too for Friday 31st October and Saturday 1st November for Halloween fun and frivolity.
Mane Events will be running horse and carriage rides on the main drive.
Creeping Kate's Kitchen cafe will be augmented by seasonal goodies, including mulled wine, candy floss and toffee apples. From Wednesday to Saturday, the Coffee Carriage and Chilli Koko's takeaway Indonesian food will also be on-site.
After dusk the gardens are transformed by the Darkest Muncaster illuminations with a mile long route through the beautifully lit trees and shrubs that tower either side of the main drive. A spooky sound and light show plays across the castle. Jason the Fire Juggler performs as night falls.
Spooky Owl Tours with the World Owl Trust commence at dusk; tours at 6pm. 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm and 8pm. These are bookable on the day at the Carriage House gift shop, proceeds to benefit the Trust (£2.50 for adults, £1 for children).
Are you brave enough to visit Frightsville, the Village of Fear down at the Scary Maze (new for 2014)? And visit the Scary Maze itself during the day, or dare you visit after dark when we crank up the scare factor! (Please note that the Maze will not be open as the Meadowvole Maze during Halloween week.)
Make sure you take part in a Castle Ghost Tour – these sell out every year so pre-booking is essential.
There will be fireworks on Saturday evening 1st Nov, a great finale to Halloween week (please note that this activity is weather-dependent).
Halloween General Entry Ticket 1
Castle, Gardens, Owl Centre, 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, 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, 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, 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!
What's Halloween like at Muncaster? Have at look at Comely Media's video below!
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