The Coombe Mill Halloween Fun Day has become something of a tradition. In the past Halloween has collided with half term giving us a full turn out of excited party guests. For the past two years Halloween has fallen just after the holidays, however due to popular demand I have been holding it in half term regardless. This year Halloween at Coombe Mill was on the 28th October including the ever popular Ghost Train. The day starts at 9am and finishes at 7pm; if I say so myself we really to make this a day to remember for all our guests.
If you want to catch up on the full day’s events it will be on the blog Saturday as my Country Kids post this week. For now I am sharing just a small part of the day, the spooktacular Ghost Train.
Ghost Train Preparations
I don’t have long to set up the ghost train as the previous days train ride doesn’t end until 6.15pm. It is then torches to the ready for the lights going in, with a full team effort from my own children between activities on the day to set the tunnel up ready to surprise everyone in the evening.
Ghost Train Ride
Every year I wonder if it is worth the effort, the whinge from my kids at having to help, the time pressure to decorate the tunnel between activities and the tiresome job of taking it all down again. However as soon as I see the excited group of children my doubts melt away; from queuing to board the train to squealing in the tunnel their enthusiasm is infectious. How could have doubted my efforts in creating a spooktacular ghost train.
This year we will leave the train all set up and turn on all the lights and sounds once more on the 31st October to delight or spook a new group of children.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.