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October 25, 2018 Visit Europe No Comments Email Email

A Halloween Tale – Mysteries of the Cave  Famous literary figures (Dracula, Dorian Gray and Frankenstein’s Monster among them) come to life and take up residence inside Gough’s cave as they seek help in unravelling the mystery of strange happenings inside Gough’s Cave. Visitors will be given case files containing important clues as they journey down into the prehistoric cave filled with spectacular secret caverns, hidden chambers and remarkable rock formations.  Normal admission: Adults £19.95 (£16.95 online), Children £14.95 (£12.70)

Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green TA1 4AA         Oct/NOV 

Mystery Trails with perplexing puzzles & mystifying mind-benders for children & families. Trails: £1 per child, or family back pack trail, £5 per family.  29 Oct – 3 Nov

Halloween, Weds 31 Oct, 5.30 pm. The museum will be open for Halloween with eerie family crafts & activities and Halloween-themed treats in the café. £3 or £10 for families.

Tuesday 27 November – ‘The Witching Hour’ Jonathan Goodwin as ghost-story writer MR James for an evening of unsettling tales & antiquarian terror.  Tickets: £9.50.

Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, BA22 7LH      27 Oct – 4 Nov

Free entry for children in full fancy dress.  There will be a Halloween trail, pumpkin carving and spooky snacks.  Pumpkin carving – £3.00 per pumpkin.

The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare    Thurs 25 Oct, Sun 28 Oct & Weds 31 Oct

The Halloween Unfairground   Weston-super-Mare’s top seafront attraction becomes the Grand Fear for the night in its annual Halloween Unfairground Spooktacular.  Visitors will experience live scare attractions and have access to all the rides and attractions on the Pier.  Pre-booked tickets: £15. Tickets on the night: £17.50.

Accommodation Deal of the Week

Middle Stone Farm, Brompton Ralph, Somerset TA4 2RT

A 32acre working farm, on the eastern edge of Exmoor in the Brendon Hills, with six luxury glamping lodges; a bespoke cabin; and a holiday cottage each with a wood fired hot tub.

All the lodges sleep 6, two are dog friendly.  Each has a private shower room; comfortable beds, sofas and a dining area as well as a fully equipped kitchen and wood fired stove, and outside barbecue. There is a farm shop on site open to guests and well stocked with plenty of local products, free range meat and eggs from the farm, local beers, ciders and Exmoor Gin.

DEALS – £100 off lodge prices for October half term

Couple Offer: £100 off the price of a 3 or 4 night mid-week stay

Foodie of the Week

Brown & Forrest Smokery, Bowdens Farm, Hambridge, TA10 0BP    Mon-Sat  9-4pm

A small family run smokery, that has been producing a whole range of smoked foods including smoked eel, salmon, trout, chicken, duck and lamb for 37 years. Using a wood fired system it specialises in small scale batches, smoked to order, by either hot smoking (1-2 hour long process) or cold smoking (15-20 hours and ideal for salmon, trout, haddock, kippers, hams and cheese). The smokery has a well stocked shop, with hampers and selection packs available, and a fully licenced restaurant serving homemade quiches, terrines and pies, as well as its trademark bread & butter pudding and freshly made soups.

1st December – Smokery Open Day with product tastings and tours of the smokehouse.

Don’t forget…

Dark Skies Festival 2018       Sat 20 Oct – Sun 4 Nov 2018

Exmoor National Park’s celebration of its dark skies.  A programme of events including a family Astro Party at Wimbleball Lake; planetarium with 360° experience of the solar system; a night walk during an Orionid meteor shower; night-navigation walks by Park Rangers; night swimming and mountain-biking; as well as traditional stargazing and astronomy talks.

Somerset’s Carnivals are the largest illuminated processions in Europe.

Sat 03 November 19:00 Bridgwater

Mon 05 November 19:30 Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea

Fri 09 November 19:15 Weston-super-Mare

Sat 10 November 19:00 North Petherton

Mon 12 November 19:30 Midsomer Norton

Wed 14 November 19:30 Shepton Mallet

Fri 16 November 19:00 Wells

Sat 17 November 19:00 Glastonbury

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