A Spellbinding Halloween

This Halloween Half Term come and join the Borde Hill Academy of Witches and Wizards and help Sapphire the Witch’s Cat regain her magical powers on a bewitching Garden trail full of spells, potions and mystery.

From 26th October to 3rd November, young visitors will receive a treat from the Magica de Spell, the Head Witch in her lair if they complete all the challenges to return Sapphire’s magical powers in time for the Borde Hill Crystal Ball. £2 per trail plus admission, to include a spellbinding prize (FREE to Friends).

There’s also a bewitching concoction of activities to keep young witches and wizards entertained throughout Half Term. On 27th October come and carve a pumpkin masterpiece to add to a line of lit pumpkins threading through the Garden during the ‘Pumpkin Glow’ event later that afternoon.  

There will be spellbinding storytelling for families on Monday 28th, and on Tuesday 29th creative hands can make their own magic wand.  On Wednesday 30th and Friday 1st November children can get up close and personal with a scary, hairy, creepy crawly, whilst on Thursday 31st Professor Hiccup will captivate with his magic shows. Half Term will end with a bang on Sunday 3rd November when there will be Explosive Reaction Shows and children can get stuck into making their own slime to take home.  

Join us on Sunday 27th for the third year of our ‘Pumpkin Glow’ event, when the best pumpkin designs will be judged, with the winning witch or wizard receiving a 2020 Family Membership.  To be part of our amazing trail of carved pumpkins and to be in with a chance of winning the prize, please bring pumpkins by 4.00pm on 27th October. Judging will take place at 4.30pm.

After all the excitement tired souls can revive their spirits at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café serving tasty snacks and warming drinks.

Familes are also welcome to wander and enjoy the stunning hues of autumn with cornus, acers, liquidambar trees and deciduous azaleas, as well as wonderful views across the parkland featuring native and exotic trees. 

Borde Hill is a beautiful Grade II* English Heritage Garden set in 200 acres of parkland with magnificent views across the Ouse Valley viaduct. Created by Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke from seeds gathered by the great plant hunters of the early 

1900s it is renowned for its rare shrubs and trees.

There will be a small extra charge for some of the activities, plus admission. Please see website www.bordehill.co.uk for full details or call 

01444 450326.