Spooky times at National Trust venues

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THERE will be tricks and treats for all the family as the National Trust invites you to Get Spooked! this Hallowe’en.

Frighteningly fun events and activities are taking place at Trust sites across the East Midlands, from lantern trails to ghostly walks and broom making to willow weaving.

An online Bat Map has been launched highlighting all the Get Spooked! activities at: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/midlandsfreshair. There are also Halloween masks to download and ghostly facts about some of the Midlands’ spookiest sites.

Beccy Speight, Director for the Midlands, said: “Halloween is a popular time so we have lots of family fun in store with our Get Spooked! events.

“It is also the perfect time to get outdoors, enjoy the fresh air and see beautiful autumn colour.”

In Derbyshire there will be ghostly goings-on daily from Tuesday, October 25, to Sunday, October 30.

Calke Abbey will host a Pumpkin Party on 25 October 2011 at 11am.

Buy a pumpkin at Calke or bring your own. Decorate it in your own style and add it to our fabulous display.

For those brave enough to take the challenge of the Scary Trail in the Wicked Woodland Play Area, Sudbury will be holding an Outdoor Halloween Hunt on October 29 and 30 October 2011 at 2pm (weather permitting).

Kedleston Hall has a variety of Halloween family activities - a Halloween trail and spooky Halloween crafts October 29 and 30 from 11am.

Hardwick Hall will be holding an outdoor Halloween Walk for budding wizards, witches and magical creatures to enjoy spooky tales and eerie encounters. Dress up, wrap up warm and bring a torch. 30 October 2011 7pm.

For further event details visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/midlandsfreshair.