On Tuesday, 24 October, Leith Hill Place and ‘Into the Wild’ will be hosting a Hallowe’en themed day, packed full of spooky books, crafts and storytelling. Come and see Leith Hill Place as you’ve never seen it before, transformed into a spooky mansion.
Come and meet children’s authors Alex Milway (creator of the infamous ‘Pigsticks and Harold’) and Claire Baker (author of the popular ‘Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog’ series), make your own monster decorations, carve pumpkins around a campfire and enjoy storytelling in the spooky cellars.
There are morning and afternoon sessions available for different age groups, as well as prizes for the spookiest dressed children!
The morning session will run from 10am to 12.30pm for ages 4-6 (suggested guidelines only). Children will be able to make their own monsters, listen to spooky tales in the ‘Halloween House’ and meet children’s author Alex Milway.
Tickets £12.50 per child (adults go free).
The afternoon session will be from 1.45pm to 4.50pm for ages 7-10 (suggested guidelines only). There will be spooky tales in the secret cellars, pumpkin-carving in the woods around a campfire, marshmallow toasting and children’s author Claire Baker. Tickets £15 per child (adults go free).
Tickets must be pre-booked on 0344 249 1895 and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Adult tickets are free, with a maximum of one adult per child, due to space restrictions.
Parking for the event will be at the Rhododendron Wood car park on Tanhurst Lane, so visitors must be prepared to walk across the field to the house (approx. 10 minutes). Ticket price includes all materials plus a drink and biscuit, for the child and accompanying adult.
There will also be books on sale during the day.
‘Into the Wild’ is a not-for-profit community-based organisation which seeks to foster a love of books, storytelling and nature in children
For more information please call Leith Hill Place on 01306 711685 or visit the website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/leith-hill-place