Travel by numbers: Hallowe'en
Laura Holt adds up the ingredients for a bewitching weekend
Saturday 29 October 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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