Halloween has become a a growing day of entertainment for the children staying at Coombe Mill. Every year we vary things a little and add to the year before. This year might just have been our best yet with non stop fun from 9am to 7pm.
I spent the previous afternoon spookifying the tractor and trailer in anticipation of the Halloween Feed run.
It was lovely to see so many little ones rush out in the morning ready in their fancy dress to hope aboard the spooked up trailer. It made the regular fed run feel extra special at the end of the week.
Coming back there was a quick hour break for families to have something to eat while we set up the crafting tent with all the activities and decorations from the feed run trailer. In no time the tent was full of eager crafters and a multitude of activities underway from pumpkin caving to ghost making. Our special activity this year was painting scavenger hunt cans and turning sticks into magic wands ahead of the afternoon activities.
Reception was our meeting point for the afternoon Witches Welly Walk. Everyone assembled with their cans and wands and were handed a sheet with a scary or regular list of things to collect. I had lined the welly walk with witches costumes that I made for my #Trash2Treasure Tutorial wrapping them around sticks along the walk. The children loved collecting their items and waving their wands at the witches to make spells. Down at the end of the walk they found my cauldron waiting for all their treasure to be added. Here they stirred and poked and waved more magic before I left them playing in the stream and on the swing rope while I set up the craft tent for our afternoon games.
From Apple bobbing to musical statues, running games to quiet games we whiled away an hour of action packed games as the light faded and Guy came out to unlock the much awaited Ghost Train
Our Train tunnel really lends itself to a spooky makeover and with all manner of flashing lights, terrifying skulls and homemade cobwebs it really sprang to life as Guy drove into the station and I turned on all the lights, crouching in the tunnel waiting to hand everyone a packet of sweets as they passed through.
All that remained was ‘trick or treating’. My rules were clearly set out, no pushing, little ones to go first and we were all to stick together as our convey marched from one property to the next, a pumpkin outside lit to signify we were welcome. The children were delighted with their haul and my thanks to the parents who helped make it all possible by preparing for our visit and welcome us all at the door.
If you are staying with us on holiday next year in Halloween week, be prepared for plenty of spooky fun!
With the Go Pro set up on the engine I feel the Ghost Train is worthy of of it’s own video.
Joining in with Country Kids
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A few of my favourites from last week:
Bug, Bird, Bee joined us for half term on the farm where the children took instantly to the farm
Fireworks and amusements at Lightwater Valley keep N E Family Fun kids busy all day
This post from Mummy Constant will have you rushing to the Yorkshire Dales
The enchanted forest looks stunning all lit up at night as Monkey and Mouse discovered
I've seen some lovely pumpkin carving posts the past 2 weeks like this one from The Mama Story
Win a pair of Muddy Puddles Wellies with Country Kids
I am delighted to announce that Muddy Puddles have joined with Coombe Mill to sponsor the Country Kids link up. My favourites each week will be considered for a pair of Muddy Puddles Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way. If you are not already familiar with this wonderful outdoor children's range please do take a look at their website where they have everything needed for year round country kids. The wellies we offer may change each month but are always high quality, comfy and stylish so keep an eye out here on Country Kids to see which designs are up each month. For more more information on the Muddy Puddles wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here
“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.