Travel by numbers: Hallowe'en

Laura Holt adds up the ingredients for a bewitching weekend

7.5

The time, in hours, that Bocketts Farm Park in Surrey is open today and tomorrow for its Wizards and Witches event. As well as the usual tractor rides, goat milking and pig racing, there will also be creepy crafts, a Hallowe'en trail and pumpkin carving between 10am and 5.30pm. Tickets £8.50. bockettsfarm.co.uk

30

The duration, in minutes, it takes to ride the Exbury ghost train through Exbury Gardens in the New Forest. Expect coffins, skeletons and costumed guides such as "Napoleon Bone-aparte". Rides 10.45am-3.45pm Sat-Sun. Adults £12.50, children £5.50. exbury.co.uk

2008

The year the London Film Museum opened on the South Bank, where the cast of hit West End musical Wicked will be in residence on Sunday. The green witch and her fellow actors will perform during the workshop, with face painting and games from noon-4pm. The charity event is free; donations go to the Woodland Trust. wickedday.co.uk

3

The number of "scare mazes" at Alton Towers in Staffordshire. Roam the Carnival of Screams; tackle the Terror of the Towers; or descend into the Boiler House. Adults £40.80; children £32.40; scare mazes £12 extra. altontowers.com

47,000,000

The cost of the renovation project, in pounds sterling, at the National Museum of Scotland, which reopened in Edinburgh in July. Visit tomorrow for its Hallowe'en-themed "Super Sunday" – free activities include bat crafts, gory storytelling and a skeleton hunt. nms.ac.uk

1552

The year construction began on Chatsworth House, a stately home in the Peak District. Hunt for hidden pumpkins in its grounds; learn to build a broomstick; or join in a zombie dance class at the farm. Today and tomorrow; free-£5. chatsworth.org

50

The number of rooms at Lanhydrock House, near Bodmin in Cornwall. The 17th-century country estate is putting on pumpkin carving, lantern-making and a spooky garden trail with prizes this weekend. Head ranger Matthew Lewis will lead a free tour of the grounds on Sunday, explaining why they are favoured by bats. Activities £2-£6. nationaltrust.org.uk

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Travel
ebookHow to enjoy the perfect short break in 20 great cities
Independent Travel Videos
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in Amsterdam
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in Giverny
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in St John's
Independent Travel Videos
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Travel

    Sheridan Maine: Accounts Assistant

    £25,000 - £30,000: Sheridan Maine: Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity...

    Ashdown Group: Management Accountant - Manchester

    £25000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Management Accountant - Manchester...

    Ashdown Group: Project Accountant (Part-Qualified Accountant) - Manchester

    £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Project Accountant (Part-...

    Beverley James: Accounts Payable

    £23,000: Beverley James: Do you have a background in hospitality and are you l...

    Day In a Page

    No postcode? No vote

    Floating voters

    How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
    Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

    By Reason of Insanity

    Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
    Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

    Power dressing is back

    But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
    Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

    Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

    Caves were re-opened to the public
    'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

    Vince Cable interview

    'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
    Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

    Promises, promises

    But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
    The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

    The death of a Gaza fisherman

    He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
    Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

    Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

    Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
    Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

    The only direction Zayn could go

    We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
    Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

    Spells like teen spirit

    A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
    Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

    If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

    British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
    Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

    Licence to offend in the land of the free

    Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
    From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

    From farm to fork in Cornwall

    One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
    Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

    Robert Parker interview

    The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
    Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

    Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

    We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor