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Published 9th Oct 2017

Experience a fun-filled Halloween weekend for all the family at RSPB Saltholme

Experience a fun-filled weekend for all the family at RSPB Saltholme, near Stockton-on-Tees, and don't forget to bring your pumpkin.

This Halloween weekend, 28 and 29 October, take part in family-friendly thrills in the surprisingly tranquil surroundings of this popular Teesside nature reserve.

Visitors will be able to take part in a quirky quest around the reserve to uncover ghostly mysteries, create their own pompom Halloween creatures and listen to a spooky tale by the campfire. Dressing up is definitely encouraged, and there will be a pumpkin competition (or whatever other vegetable visitors may wish to use for their Halloween lanterns).

Craig McNeil, RSPB Saltholme’s Visitor Experience Officer, said: “Halloween is always a fun event for all the family. This year we’re running two separate events over the weekend - our usual drop-in daytime event with stories and activities, then a bookable evening walk suitable for all the family.”

As the sun sets, it’s time for the evening activities to begin. Starting with a spooky self-guided tour around the reserve, this scary, twilight walk is an exceptional addition to any Halloween celebrations. The day finishes with a bedtime story – with a twist. Saltholme’s favourite storyteller, Chris Connaughton, will be waiting by the fire with hot chocolate for all, ready to tell a Victorian-style ghost story.

The spooky evening walks have limited availability, so booking is absolutely essential, and at just £2 per person it is frightening good value. Day time entry to Saltholme is £5 per car for non-members, free for RSPB members. Additional charges for activities apply.

For further information on RSPB Saltholme, visit 

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