A Grand Success
With over 700 children and their families booked into sessions to visit the Castle Gardens and Adventure Playground, Halloween activity at Drumlanrig was an almighty success.
The Halloween Trail
In order to reach the patch and be one of the first ever pumpkin pickers at Drumlanrig, a spooky Halloween trail traversed through the Castle Gardens. Children and parents were challenged to participate in spooky mini games and puzzles along the way, searching for hidden letters to decipher the code at the end of the trail.
Start of the Tricky Trail
As families began their Halloween mission, the spooky surprises started from the get-go. The first stop greeted kids with a Halloween classic – Apple Bobbing as a bath tub of floating apples awaited to be snatched up by eager little ones.
Moving forward, the eight long legs of the creepy spider made for the perfect ring toss targets whilst ‘What’s in the Box?’ dared the bravest of souls to stick their hands in the holes of the coffin for a spooky surprise.
The next set of ghoulish games tested the sporting skills of our Halloween visitors. A twist on the traditional Egg and Spoon Race, the Eye Ball and Spoon Race saw little ones twisting and turning round the mini race course.
Next up, a mini golf course for mini putters. Who knows, perhaps the future generation of golfing heroes may have been sparked by Drumlanrig’s pumpkin obstacles?
As the trail continued through the gardens, the final challenges were sought. Into the Heather Hut, a mysterious setting of hanging bats and witches broom sticks, kids got the chance to play a game of spooky snap.
With the pumpkin patch looming, a game of noughts and crosses using Drumlanrig-grown gourds challenged visitors once again.
The final activity on the trail was a blindfolded attempt to stick the spider on it’s web, who managed to plot the spider in the perfect position and who missed the mark?
Onto the main event...
The Pumpkin Patch
After an exciting escapade through the Gardens, the Drumlanrig pumpkin patch awaited for little hands to get stuck in and find their perfect pumpkin. Situated below the Castle, the patch adorned a stunning backdrop as families posed under the Drumlanrig Arch for the perfect photo!
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