Belsay ghosts and ghouls, plus Roman drills keep the thrills coming from English Heritage this Halloween
From spine-tingling tales and spooky activities, to Roman adventure days on Hadrian’s Wall, English Heritage has plenty planned to keep everyone entertained throughout the October half-term holiday.
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens will explore the darker side of history for your little horrors with the Time Travellers Go . . . Ghosts and Ghouls events (Saturday 27 October – Sunday 4 November). With spooky activities taking place throughout the site, prepare for a scare as youngsters are entertained with Halloween treats including creepy crafts and ghost hunting galore. What’s more, in the atmospheric setting of Belsay’s Hall, visitors are also invited to meet the costumed Victorian story teller as he tells a variety of eerie tales.
Meanwhile, at Chesters Roman Fort, the iconic site will recreate life in Roman Britain for children, with the Time Travellers Go… Roman events (Saturday 27 October – Sunday 4 November). Any little soldiers will be able to discover what life was like for Roman soldiers and citizens with an assortment of hands-on activities, including weapon and object handling, Roman games and drill practice. They will also have the opportunity to take part in the Roaming Roman Trails and find those missing Roman soldiers!
Jon Hogan, events manager for English Heritage in the north, said, “As well as the traditional spooks and Halloween treats, English Heritage has planned some exciting half term events that will suit every taste.
“Belsay Hall is renowned for its spooky connections and lends itself extremely well for a look at the darker side of history, but for anyone looking to enjoy a spook-free Halloween, we’ve teamed up with the Time Travellers at Chesters Roman Fort, for a fun-filled week of Roman activities.”