A Happy Halloween was had…
It certainly has been a bumper year for Open Days. September saw us open for two weekends for Heritage Open Days, for the very first time, and October saw another first with a special Halloween themed event at half term, as part of Museums at Night.
Volunteers worked really hard in the week running up to the event and transformed the house into a spooky and entertaining setting for a late afternoon of crafts, treats and storytelling. Despite it being a cold day, much fun was had and visitors were able to warm up with mulled apple juice, hot chocolate and Halloween themed tasty treats.
Volunteers got into the ‘spirit’ of things by dressing in suitably spooky attire and some little visitors also came along in costume. As well as the creepy craft session, there was also a Make a Potion Trail and an ‘Unlucky’ Dip.
The Belgrade Theatre’s panto dame, Nanny McWheeze, popped in to learn a little about spinning wheels and spindles, in the hope of protecting Princess Belle from the curse of the wicked Carabosse!
The day finished with a special storytelling session in the house itself, with storyteller Pyn Stockman enchanting both children and adults with the tale of Vasilisa the Brave.
Thanks to all our volunteers and visitors who made it such a memorable day!