Local Half-Term Halloween Family Fun

It’s going to be a really spooktacular time at Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, near Chard, Somerset during half-term week.

Organiser Sarah Jackson from Ferne Animal Sanctuary said: “We’re having an interactive, creepy trail around the Sanctuary from Monday 26 October-Sunday 1 November to help Wendy the Witch find the magic word to help fix her wonky broom stick.

Creepy veg

“She needs all the help she can get so she can make it in time to pick up her award for Worm Welfare at the Witches and Wizards Wildlife Awareness Weekend. There will be trick or treat prizes.

“Children can also enter a creepy crawly vegetable decorating competition. Vegetables can be carved, painted or decorated in a Halloween theme. They should be submitted with the name, address and age of the child before the end of the day on 1 November. There will be prizes for this too.”

Halloween trail and activities are included in the Sanctuary’s minimal regular entry fee of £2 per adult, £1 per child aged 3-16 years or £5 for a family of two adults and up to three children. Alternatively, an annual pass can be purchased: £4 per adult, £2 per child over 3-16 years or £10 per family.

Sarah added: “There will be Halloween face painting and craft activities on 28, 29 and 30 October from 11am to 3pm – and that’s not all.

“Everyone can watch the pigs ‘pigging out’ on pumpkins on Wednesday 28 October and Friday 30 October – that’ll be fun!

“We’d like as many people as possible to come along and join in and we’d love visitors to wear their best Halloween costumes during the week if they have them.”

To find out more about Ferne Animal Sanctuary, their upcoming events and how to become a valued volunteer, visit www.ferneanimalsanctuary.org or call 01460 65214.