Lotherton Hall’s haunted half term events

People will be in for a fright when they visit Lotherton Hall over the half term week as the estate has been taken over by scarecrows.

Staff from the estate have crafted a series of scary scarecrows which will be displayed around the house and grounds as part of a Halloween trail.

The trail will take place from Saturday 27 October to Sunday 4 November, with ‘Haunted Halloween’ ghost stories and children’s craft workshops taking place in the main house on Wednesday 31 October.

A talk to accompany the popular Victorian Look Book Exhibition will take place from 2pm to 4pm on Thursday 1 November and Friday 2 November , and there will be the chance to make your own make believe creature in the Fantasy Fairies workshop.

Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council executive member for the environment said:

“Lotherton is a fantastic place to head to with the children this half term. It is always good value for the family, and this new trail adds some scary but fun activities for the holiday.”

All of these activities are covered in the normal admission charge or free to season ticket holders.

For more information visit www.leeds.gov.uk/lothertonhall or call 0113 2813259.

Notes to editors

Lotherton Hall is an Edwardian country house set within 54 hectares of grounds.

Lotherton Hall also boasts a Bird Garden, Deer Park, formal gardens, orchard, numerous walks and an onsite café with renowned homemade cakes opens from 9am to 5pm.

New for 2012: the Drawing room has undergone an extensive restoration allowing visitors to experience the original rich decorative scheme. Working with Aiming High for Children the Bird Garden has a range of new interactive displays that combine fun and learning. Out in the park play equipment has been installed create a fantastic new woodland play area.


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Cat Milburn, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 247 4450
Email: Catherine.milburn@leeds.gov.uk