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Ghostly events for Hallowe'en
8:06am Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
A HOST of spooky happenings are taking place for Hallowe’en.
Strange ghostly tales will be told for the first time to visitors on a new story tour on Thursday as part of a packed week of activities at Beningbrough Hall and gardens.
They include story-writing workshops, a story den in the middle of the huge laurel tree and self-led ghostly story stations around the grounds.
Tales being told include that of “white ghost” seen by a number of residents in the area.
The hall and Gardens will be open from 11am until 5pm from today until November 3, but will be closed on Monday. For more information, phone 01904 472027.
York Maze has opened its gates at night in the run-up to Hallowe’en to stage five “haunted house-style” events.
Tom Pearcy, spokesman for the maze at Elvington, said Hallowscream was very different from the maze’s usual family-friendly activities and unsuitable for anyone under the age of 14.
“This year’s Hallowscream nights is our biggest yet, spread over three weekends and Hallowe’en night itself,” he said, adding the maze was also trying a new after-show zombie-themed bar.
Tickets must be purchased online in advance by going to yorkmazehallowscream.co.uk
Meanwhile, Stockeld Park, near Harrogate, hosted a VIP night on to launch its 2013 winter season, with the mayor of Harrogate rugby league stars Richard Mathers and Jamie Jones-Buchanan, some Martin House elves and a witch named Wandy. The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the giant Witch’s Hat, which has been designed and built in-house at Stockeld Park.
The winter season runs until January 6. Until Thursday special events include Bewitching Tales in The Enchanted Forest, the Wizard’s Den, Hallowe’en Catwalk, spooky disco on ice, and picking a pumpkin from the park’s home-grown patch.
For older explorers and adults there are Fright Nights, when Stockeld Park is transformed for three nights.
The price includes entrance to All Hallows Evil Scare Maze, Torchure and Fear Forest.
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