‘Enjoy’ a Haunted Halloween at Sparsholt College


Now in its third year, Sparsholt College’s Hairy Scary Halloween is fast becoming a firm favourite with families looking for some creepy crawly entertainment. For two days, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 October, the College’s Animal Centre will be transformed to provide some haunted fun including slippery, scaly reptile handling* and creepy crafts. Doors will be creaking open from 10.00am until 4.00pm each day.

The Haunted House has two levels of scariness – one area for those who like their Halloween on the tamer side and one for those happy with the scary stuff. Are you brave enough to visit all the rooms?

With an Animal Centre full of over 500 animals, it has plenty of residents to provide hair raising entertainment. Look out for our Transylvanian naked neck chickens and be sure to visit the cattery where our black witches’ cats will be on the prowl! You can get up close and hands on with some of the exotic animals such as stick insects and cockroaches but if slithery, slippery and scaly is more your idea of Halloween hell then there are plenty of snakes and lizards to get you twitching.

For those looking to keep trembling hands busy there will be plenty of Halloween activities such as pumpkin carving, making a witch’s or wizard’s hat and a selection of spooky puzzles and quizzes will also test your brain powers! **

Tickets are available to buy online at www.sparsholt.ac.uk priced as follows: Family tickets (2 adults, 2 children) £15.00, adults – £5.00 and children (3-16 years) £3.50, under 3’s are free. No dogs with the exception of assistance dogs. Food and drink refreshments will be available to purchase and parking is free.

For further information please contact Catharine Potter on 01962 776441or Email: catharine.potter@sparsholt.ac.uk or visit www.sparsholt.ac.uk

*Tickets for animal encounters will be available on a first come first served basis on the gate

**Most activities are free, although some may incur a small charge

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