Well, the clocks have gone back and half term is now over. It’s that time of year where we scare ourselves silly, and then head to an organised display to ooooh and ahhhh at the whizzes and bangs. Yep, it’s almost Halloween, closely followed by Fireworks night.
Here are a few ideas of what you you can find in the area local to the farm…
Enjoy a spooky train ride at Audley End Miniature Railway to vist the witches. It’s spooky but not scary and suitable for all ages, find out more here: Audley End
Fancy something a bit more scary perhaps?
A ghost hunt at Colchester Castle might be just the thing.
Have a look here for details: Colchester Castle
Perhaps a ghost hunt at different venues around Colchester might be your cup of tea? This is for 2nd November and 4th November only, fees apply.
Click on the link for more details: Colchester haunted weekend
The Redoubt Fort in Harwich built to protect the port from Napoleonic invasion, is operating an investigative paranormal evening, including table tipping, automatic writing and mirror scrying. This is for over 18s only and fees apply.
Here’s the link: Redoubt Fort
Let’s move on to Firework displays.
Clacton Pier is planning two firework displays on Saturday 3rd November.
For the first time a FREE mini fireworks display at 7pm! Aimed towards the younger audiences and at an earlier time so they don’t miss out! A second free display follows at 8pm.
Here’s a link for further information: Fireworks
In St Osyth, just up the road from the farm at the local primary school (St Osyth C of E Primary on Norman Close, CO16 8PN) there is a display on 1st November at 7pm, gates open at 5.30pm. There is a beer tent, food and live music. Tickets available for £5 on the gate, under 3’s free.
The largest display in the area can be found in Colchester Castle Park on Monday 5th November. The Guy procession
starts at 7pm from the band stand, with fireworks from 7.30pm.
You can book tickets here: Colchester Castle Park Fireworks
Have a happy Halloween and a safe and fun Fireworks night.