Spooktacular fun

Toads and other slimy creatures can be seen at RSPB Frampton Marsh which is hosting a series of Halloween activities. Photo by Andy Hay
Toads and other slimy creatures can be seen at RSPB Frampton Marsh which is hosting a series of Halloween activities. Photo by Andy Hay

There is a week of half-term holiday Halloween hi-jinks with the RSPB at their Frampton Marsh site, and staff are just ‘dying’ to see you!

Starting on Friday, October 18, and running every day through the holidays, you can follow a spooktacular treasure trail around the reserve.

Chris Andrews, visitor services officer said: “The nights are drawing in and Halloween is upon us. Come and enjoy the thrills and chills of our spooky half-term events.”

If you are brave enough, you can pick up an entry sheet from the visitor centre before setting off around the surfaced trails. But watch out for the Shuck – Frampton’s very own haunted hound.

The treasure trail is suitable for children aged five-12 and costs £1, with accompanying adults free.

There is more frightfully good fun on Sunday, October, 27, with a ‘Spooky Sunday Fun Day’. Held in the heated visitor centre, kids can build a bat bracelet, make a mask, have their face painted and more.

Entry is £2 per child, with no need to book. Just turn up between 10:30 am-4 pm.

Of course, we might like our feathered friends, but some wildlife has a darker side. Hear all about it at an illustrated ‘Nasties of Nature’ talk at 7.30pm on Monday in the visitor centre. This light-hearted lecture will reveal all the wildlife that bites, stings, poisons or has gruesome eating habits.

The talk is suitable for adults and children aged 8 and above, with advance booking essential.

For more details about their events call 01205 724678.