24 October to 1 November 2015

Chatsworth has ghoulish fun lurking around every corner this Halloween for those who dare to visit at October half term. Halloween happenings are in evidence all over the house, garden and farmyard from broomstick making and spooky storytelling in the garden to creepy crafts and scary spiders in the farmyard and Fright Flights into Warlock Wood, home of the spooky Spell Weaver and her ghoulish friends.

Garden

Who will dare to explore the Scarecrow graveyard and the abandoned tunnel in the garden? Children can get a scary makeover with the daily face painting and thrill to spooky storytelling before searching out the pumpkins hidden around the garden, available daily throughout half term. A must for any fledging witches and wizards will be the Broomstick making demonstrations, held on both weekends (24-25 October and 31 October-1 November).

Farmyard and adventure playground

Creepy crafts to make, slithery snakes and scary spiders to hold and the Web Weaver to meet and more face painting too, it's all happening in the Farmyard this Halloween. The Fright Flight takes regular trips up to Warlock Wood for those keen to spot the spooky Spell Weaver and her ghoulish friends lurking in between the trees. Running daily until 31 October, boards at the farmyard will be displaying times.

House

Discover the macabre Halloween trail through the house with man traps, a 16th Century book of spells and more.  Available daily.

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Notes to editors:

The Chatsworth House Trust is dedicated to the preservation of Chatsworth House, the art collection, garden, woodlands and park for the long term benefit of the public. 

Chatsworth is a member of the Treasure Houses of England, 10 of the most magnificent palaces, stately homes and castles in England. www.treasurehouses.co.uk

Chatsworth is only 16 miles from the MI, 10 miles from Chesterfield, and 8 miles north of Matlock, in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park and is well served by transport links throughout the UK.

For further information or images please contact:

Liz Bee or Steve Houghton

Redbrick Communications

0115 910 1500

lizb@redbrickcommunications.com

steveh@redbrickcommunications.com

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