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What’s on in Penrith for Halloween 2017?


There are plenty of spooky tales and surprises to experience in Penrith this Halloween…

Thanet Well Lodge Retreat offers the perfect countryside retreat but why not head out of the woods and into Penrith Town to see the spooky events they have available for the Halloween 2017!

We’ve put together a list of our top pick Halloween events taking place over October half term in the surrounding area…


Halloween Ghostly Galleon

Where: Ullswater Steamers / When: 28th Oct / Times: 12.30pm or 2.30pm / Prices: £13 per person

You’ll enjoy a magical afternoon aboard the Ghostly Galleon, with mind blowing tricks from magician Stu-Di-Doo! This is 90 minute cruise is filled with monsters and mayhem for fun filled journey, while being surrounded by beautiful scenery. Activities on board also include temporary tattoos, face painting and Halloweeen colouring as well as being able to take your own monster balloon and sweeties goodie bag home!


Kendal Wool Gathering

Where: Kendal Leisure Centre / When: 28th – 29th Oct / Price: Free to attend

Back for its 5th year, the Kendal Wool Gathering weekend celebrates the towns rich history of knitting, crocheting, spinning and creating! There will be fun activities and demonstrations throughout the weekend to enjoy too with plenty of craft stalls to browse and find that hand crafted gem calling your name…


Winter Droving

Where: Penrith High Street / When: 28th Oct /

The annual Winter Droving is always popular with locals and visitors alike! During the day enjoy rural games including tug of war and hay bale racing, with mouth-watering food and fun activities galore! once the sun goes down, you’ll welcome the mystical masked procession, with fire performances, fantastic live music and plenty of mayhem to be had! There are lots of stalls to browse and enjoy with endless food stalls to stuff your face from!


Halloween Week

Where: Muncaster Castle / When: 26th – 31st Oct / Times: 10.30am – late / Prices: Adult £15 Child £7.50

Muncaster Castle is one of Britain’s most haunted castles, are you brave enough to visit this Halloween? Visit in fancy dress to add to your fun and if you plan on staying after dark, make sure to bring a torch! There will be continuous entertainment throughout the week, from comedy and conjuring magicians to fantastic live music and even fire-eating and performances by Astral Circus! The Meadowvale Maze has been transformed into the Scary Maze (not recommended for under 12’s), enter the Ghostly Grotto for plenty of spooky crafts and face painting as well as the imaginative and interactive ‘Spookukele Stories’ where you’ll help to create the scary sound effects using Ukulele’s! There will also be spells and potions lessons, ‘Arroween Archery’ and Clip’n’Climb the wall! There is endless fun to be had at Muncaster Castle this Halloween!


Lowther Castle Halloween

Where: Lowther Castle / When: 21st – 29th Oct / Times: 10am – 4pm / Prices: Adults £9.50, Child £7.50

Lowther Castle is throwing multiple events this Halloween,from live scare events to the family friendly Half Term Horrors. week-long event. You’ll get messy with good and slime making, learn how to cast spells with wands you’ve created and turn yourself into animals or monsters with mask making and face painting. There will also be the Halloweeen Spectacular with guesome tales, fantastic performances and spooky sights, with the extra scary Thriller event for the brave on 29th October.


The local area in and around Penrith is hosting a range of endless activities for Halloween 2017!Our Thanet Well Lodge Retreat based in Penrith is the perfect place to make those all important spooktacular memories with the family. So book your holiday in one of our luxury self-catering lodges today to avoid missing out this October half term!

Happy Halloween!


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