Halloween is just around the corner so we thought we’d round up a few ways to enjoy the spooky festivities with family in South Kesteven. Many attractions are back hosting exciting events so it’s wise to plan ahead and book early to avoid disappointment…

Pick your own pumpkin!

Take the family to pick their own pumpkins this year at Syston Park Farm.

Visit the patch and choose a pumpkin from all shapes and sizes. Why not enjoy the fantastic café and pick up some treats from the farm shop while you’re there too, ready for your pumpkin carving evening at home? No pre booking required. More details available on their Facebook page here.

Or choose your own pumpkin from the patch at Bowthorpe Park Farm before heading over to the barn to carve your creation – meaning no mess at home!

Say hello to new arrivals – the Gloucester Old Spot pigs and donkeys – along with the other farm animals and, of course, marvel at the UKs Largest Girthed Oak Tree, the Bowthorpe Oak

And tasty treats including Pedigree Lincoln Red Burgers and Lincolnshire are available for hungry visitors. Find out more here.

Take on the challenge at Burghley’s Halloween Trail

Burghley House is welcoming back their Halloween Trail this year, in their beautiful sculpture garden. Dress in your favourite costume and get ready to seek out the hidden ghosts.

Tickets are available to pre-book from 17th October – 1st November. Please note that sweets will not be provided this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Guests are asked to download the trail map in advance and bring their own pens.

Take a Mannakin Halloween Safari… yes, you read that right!

From the comfort of your own car, you can enjoy a frightful safari around the grounds of Mannakin Hall in Fulbeck, Lowfields.

Tickets are available from 17th – 31st October for £10 per car. Find out more and book here.

Explore the history of Stamford with The Mayor’s Guide Spooky Tales Tour

Discover the historic town of Stamford in a 60 minute tour including stories and secrets of the town’s most infamous legends and entertaining characters.

The tour is ‘Good to Go’ approved with child friendly sessions available. Tickets are available from 22nd – 31st October. Book here if you dare!