This October Half Term, The Lulworth Estate in South Dorset’s UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast is hosting an incredible 4 days of ‘Spooky Fun’ at the storybook Lulworth Castle. The event is suitable for the whole family and includes a whole host of imagination-fuelling activities.
What’s On at Lulworth Castle?
- ‘SPOOKY FUN’ EVENT AT LULWORTH CASTLE ON THE LULWORTH ESTATE WITH MAGICAL ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG AND OLDER CHILDREN
- HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE; MEET MERLIN AT THE CASTLE, SPOOKY PARK & WOODLAND TRAIL (INC. GINGERBREAD HOUSE SWEETSHOP) & CREEPY ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!
- MAKE A SHORT BREAK OF IT BY STAYING RIGHT ON THE ESTATE IN A LUXURY HOLIDAY COTTAGE, FOR MORE ENID BLYTON-WORTHY ADVENTURES
Inside the castle, children can wander through its spooky basement, meet Merlin and get creative at the craft table. Within its beautiful grounds (which includes a grass maze, children’s playground and wondering peacocks!) visitors can enjoy Pitch ‘n Putt and classic lawn games, in the shadow of the castle. Children can then explore the surrounding woods and castle park on a spooky trail (prizes awarded), with a gingerbread house sweetshop in the woods for trick or treaters. Hungry grown-ups can enjoy delicious and suitably spooky refreshments at the Spooky Castle Tearoom and at the Pop-Up Café.
Older (and braver!) children can experience a creepy zombie apocalypse, while younger family members enjoy a jump on the bouncy castle or fun in the soft play. There is also a spooky disco to enjoy.
The Lulworth Estate’s Spooky Fun Event at Lulworth Castle
- Sun 27th Oct until Wed 30th Oct 2019
- The creepy, creaking castle doors open from 10:30 am – 5 pm
- £6 for children over 4, FREE for children under 4, £8 for adults
- Family group tickets for 2 adults and 3 children available for £30
- Book tickets in advance here (advisable): https://www.lulworth.com/events/whats-on/spooky-fun/
- Or, purchase tickets on the door
- Find out more here: https://www.lulworth.com/events/whats-on/spooky-fun/
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2019036834849182/
About the Lulworth Estate
The Lulworth Estate is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on South Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, just over a 2-hour train journey from London’s Waterloo. Its 20 square miles of rolling countryside, unique geography and picture-perfect views are the stuff of childhood, Enid Blyton-style adventures, making it a very special place for children and families. The Estate is also home to the internationally renowned Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.
The Spooky Fun event brings Lulworth Castle and its surrounding park alive for adults and children alike with the eerie fun of Halloween. It is one of the many diverse activities this historic, family-run Estate offers to allow visitors to make the most of its incredible views, turquoise seas and natural marvels. As well as themed events, adventure specialists, Lulworth Outdoors runs bespoke outdoor activities throughout the year, from coasteering and kayaking to mountain biking, walking and archery. The adventures can be tailored for different age groups and abilities with sweet activities such as rock pooling and fossil foraging available for young children.
Make a short break of it
Families travelling to Dorset for Spooky Fun can make a short break of it by staying in a very special holiday cottage right on Lulworth Estate itself. Beautifully renovated and all a stone’s throw away from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, the cottages offer a very special and luxurious way to enjoy the Estate with bespoke services available for those who would like to upgrade their stay: https://www.lulworth.com/holiday-cottages/
For more information about Spooky Fun, and to book tickets, please visit: https://www.lulworth.com/events/whats-on/spooky-fun/
Spooky Fun FAQs
Do we pay for car parking?
Car parking is free of charge on Spooky Fun event days.
Can we bring our dog?
Yes, you can. Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds but not inside the castle itself. Only assistance dogs are allowed into Lulworth Castle, the Chapel and Church.
Can we bring a picnic?
Yes, you can, there are picnic benches on the castle lawn and in the woodland.
Is there food available?
The castle tearooms have scones, cakes, hot and cold drinks ice-creams and snacks (sausage rolls) and we have a pop-up café in the courtyard offering hot light snacks/lunches.
Is everything included in the price?
All activities are included in the price, there is a gingerbread house sweetshop in the woods for the little trick or treaters to purchase a treat for £1.
Where do we claim our quiz book prizes?
At the castle front doors, we have non-edible prizes as well as lollipops.
My child isn’t old enough for the bouncy castle can they still go on?
Yes, they can, for their safety, we offer a ‘tiny bounce’ session on the hour every hour.
What happens if it rains?
The event is spread across the park with indoor and outdoor activities so bring your wellies in case of rain and enjoy splashing in the puddles.
What is there to do?
We have a range of activities from themed lawn games including golf & croquet, grass maze, arts & crafts, trails around the castle & park, magician meet and greet, spooky disco, spooky castle to explore, bouncy castle (weather permitting), under 4’s soft playroom and the creepy zombie apocalypse for the older (& braver) ones!
What time do you open?
Doors open at 10.30 am and the last entry is 4 pm.
Do I need to book online?
We recommend booking in advance for fast track entry but you are welcome to purchase tickets on the day. Online presales close at 4 pm the night before for the following day.