Ghoulish and ghostly goings on at ‘haunted castle’

Ghoulish goings on at the castle.
Ghoulish goings on at the castle.

Lancaster Castle will be the hub of an exciting week of daytime activities for all the family during ‘Halloween Half-Term’.

The fun starts on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29 and 30 when you can learn how to be a ghost hunter in a special workshop provided by Wicked Workshops from 12-1pm for just £4 per child.

You’ll learn how to mimic a zombie, a mummy, a ghost, and a vampire.

You’ll be taught about the weaknesses of villainous monsters, but can you remember all the information in order to catch ‘em all?

Then there’s Broomstick Training and racing session from 2-3pm, which was a highlight of the castle’s recent Witches’ Weekend.

Price is £6 per child (4-11yrs only).

Learn the arts of broomstick flying, spell casting and scary face gurning - and you will also get to keep your magic broomstick and take it home with you.
Also during the daytime on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29 and 30, all the family can get together to make giant lantern puppets, which you can keep (£7 per lantern) and then display at the Family Lantern Walk at the Light Up Lancaster event at the castle on Friday, November 1 at 6pm.
During the day on Thursday, October 31, there’s a visit from the excellent Wooden Spoon Theatre presenting Lancaster Castle’s Family Ghost Tour, an engaging theatrical experience for all ages.

Tickets for the one-hour tours at 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm are £6 for adults, £3.50 for children up to 14 years old (a family ticket, for two adults and two children is £14).

On Halloween night, the castle takes on a spooky air for its Creepy Castle night. Admission is by ticket only.

Tickets for all the events must be booked in advance as places are limited and tickets will allocated on a first come first served basis.

For tickets, call the booking and tickets office on 01524 848525..