Discover the animals that emerge after dark at our Midnight Critters themed Halloween trail!
The Midnight Critters Halloween trail will run from Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November. In the run up to Halloween, some of the spookier animals of RSPB Coombes Valley have been running, crawling, flying, and slithering through the woods, keen to show any brave visitors how special nocturnal species can be! Go on a journey round the paths, seeking out the clues on the self-guided trail, and learn the secrets of the midnight critters during the day!
During the October half-term, our visitor centre will be transformed into the spooky animals headquarters, where visitors begin their mystery adventure. As well as the main clues, there
will be a series of wildlife-themed, Halloween mini-activities that will actively “connect children to nature”. Some of these will be under cover including inside our Mongolian yurt, transformed into a Halloween den with craft activities.
The trail ends back at the visitor centre, where all that exploring will be rewarded with a Halloween chocolate treat or gift. There’s no need to worry if you get a bit stuck, friendly RSPB staff and volunteers will be on site to lend a hand. The animals are nocturnal – but visitors certainly won’t have to be! The Midnight Critters Halloween Trail opens between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm and should take about two hours. However, you can spend as long as you like exploring our beautiful nature reserve so why not bring a picnic and then spend some time sharing your own woodland tales in our storytelling circle complete with dressing up box? Our canopy walkway can’t be missed and is suitable for intrepid woodland explorers, big or small. There’s plenty to do for all the family, come rain or shine. The Halloween Trail this half-term is just one of the many great activities on our play trail that help connect children to the natural world. A great opportunity for visiting families to enjoy the magic of Coombes Valley!
To take part in the midnight critters Halloween trail will cost £3 per child (£2.40 for RSPB members) and car parking is an additional £4 per vehicle but parking is free for RSPB members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, no dogs.