Monday 17th of October 2016
As we approach the end of term for most, if not all, schools in West Lancashire, here is a roundup of some of the best things to do to keep the kids (and the adults) entertained this October! If you need transport to get about over the half term why not hire one of wigan Easirent new Volvo s60 estates, or if you require something a little smaller try one of our Vauxhall corsa. We have many cars on fleet over at wigan ranging from fiat 500 to the brand new v60 Volvo estate.
WWT – Martin Mere
Dates 22nd to 31st October
Create your own spooky face in your very own pumpkin that you can take home. 11am – 4pm in the Dome. Additional charge applies and last entry is 3.30pm. Pumpkin carving will not take place on Sunday 1 November.
There are 15 carved pumpkins named and hidden amongst the grounds – find them all for a chance to win prizes. The trail costs 50p to take part: find all the pumpkins and you will get a special chocolate prize. Last certificate and prize given out at 4pm.
Then join the Phantom every day at 2.30pm for our raspberry blowing competition. The competition is free to enter with a daily prize given out by the Phantom.
Starting Saturday 24 October, watch hundreds of Whooper swans feed on the mere at 3pm from Swan Link hide and 3.30pm from Raines Observatory (includes a warden’s talk)
Farmer Ted’s Hallo week
October 25 – October 31
All the fun of the farm, plus plenty of other spooky activities to sink your teeth into!
Big Draw Event
October 29th October – November 7
A fabulous array of monster activities will be available to visitors to engage with.
Monster masks, Halloween bunting and draw your own monster as big as yourself. Activities will be part of the marvellous Meet the Dragon exhibition. Sunny the Dragon was created by schools children and members of the general public who took part in the art project “Create a Tall Tale” for Parbold Street Art Festival. The dragon was the result of a summer programme of workshops, including dance, music, visual art and creative writing.
The exhibition with the Big Draw Event opens with the activities on Wednesday 28 October and will be available for everyone to join in until Saturday 7 November. No need to book, just pop in. The Gallery is open 10am-4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday. Groups larger than ten should contact the Gallery staff before their visit.
October 29TH and 30TH October
People can enjoy carving scary pumpkins on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, at Coronation Park, Ormskirk. The pumpkins will be lined up around the park’s pond on Halloween night and the best three will be given a prize that night.
Booking is essential for the pumpkin carving. To reserve your place and find out more about the Ranger Skills events contact Jessica Britch, park ranger, on 01695 570258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet at Coronation Park Bowling Pavilion, Ormskirk, L39 3BY
October 31st – 6 – 8pm
An exciting night of haunting Halloween antics is planned for Coronation Park, Ormskirk, on Friday 31 October, between 6pm and 8pm. A highlight of this will include a spooky walk with witches, vampires and ghosts sing and dance to spooktacular rock band 909, medieval combat – Historia Normannis, artist Angie Thompson craft activity, Silcocks fair and refreshments – friends of Coronation Park. People are encouraged to come in costume as there is a fancy dress competition, so don’t miss this exciting event.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all events. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather and ground conditions.
October 30 – 5pm – 8pm Kids of all ages welcome.
Haunted Autumn Event
October 25 – 12pm – 4pm
Join us for a fun day at the Hall between 12 Noon and 4.00 pm – Halloween Stories, Haunted Wood, Pumpkin Lantern making, Wishing Tree (50p charge), Bonfire, Ghost Hunt, Seasonal refreshments, Bric-a-Brac Stall. Come in Fancy Dress – Adults & Children. Admission £2.00 for Adults – Children free.
Poplar Farm: Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Delf Lane, Ormskirk
What better way to enjoy everything about Pumpkins with the kids this Halloween than to pick your own fresh from the farm!!
If you wish to hire from Easirent Wigan then please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team on 01942 77 88 99. They will be more than happy to help you decide what car would suit your needs.