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October Half Term at Penshurst Place and Gardens

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  1. OCTOBER HALF TERM AT PENSHURST PLACE & GARDENS
    Sat 19 October – Sun 3 November

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    SPOOKY FUN, PUMPKIN TRAILS & FANCY DRESS PRIZES PLUS NEW
    … SPECIAL HALLOWEEN MAKEUP WORKSHOP
    The stunning gardens at Penshurst Place will be looking spectacular as the nights draw in and Autumn approaches. Visit us for the season of ‘Mists and Mellow fruitfulness’ when the gardens turn to hues of gold and amber, and create a beautiful display of autumnal colours. The Garden Tea Room and new Porcupine Pantry will be serving delicious warming menus and hot drinks as a welcome stop after a stroll through the gardens.
    Gardens & grounds open 10.30am – 6pm dusk if earlier. House open 12 noon – last entry 4pm.

    HALLOWEEN MAKE-UP 2-HOUR WORKSHOP BY AWARD WINNING ARTIST – WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER
    9.30AM TO 11.30AM
    New for 2013, an activity specifically designed for older children aged 7+
    Enter the world of film and television special effects with a Halloween make-up workshop run by the award winning theatrical make-up artist, Kate Griffiths. Using everyday easy to find household material, children will learn how to create fake cuts, bruises and amputated fingers to give the perfect special-effects look to their Halloween costume.
    For children age 7+ (parents must accompany or be on site) the workshop will last for two hours. Tickets are priced at £10.00 each and include materials plus a full ingredients list to take away! The workshop will take place in the Porcupine Pantry and ticket holders will be offered 10% saving on the cost of refreshments.
    With limited availability, this event is proving very popular so early booking is advised. For more information or to make a booking, please visit http://www.penshurstplace.com/makeup
    or enquire at the gift shop or telephone 01892 870307. (Please note this activity will be held in Porcupine Pantry located outside the house and gardens next to the visitor car park. Normal admission prices apply for house and grounds access.)

    SLUGS AND SNAILS AND 'NOT SO SPOOKY’ TALES PLUS.. MEDICINE SPELLS, FANCY DRESS AND PUMPKIN TRAILS
    Children can enjoy the half term by delving into the legends of Halloween with a choice of fun workshops and activities free to house and garden ticket holders at Penshurst Place & Gardens this October.

    *NEW FOR 2013* LEARN MEDIEVAL MEDICINES
    New for 2013 is the chance to learn about the horrors of medieval medicines and cures during a new activity designed to educate whilst having fun. Find out how the sick were treated in medieval times by using vinegar, wine, herbs and other household products in this craft activity suitable for children of all ages.

    Bring on the autumn shivers with not too scary storytelling on Thursday 31st October. Perfect for younger visitors to enjoy Halloween and for those who like to be a little scared, but not too scared! Three showings, from 2pm, 2.45pm & 3.30pm. Please arrive in plenty of time for the first performance as spaces are limited. Not too scary storytelling will be followed by an optional fancy dress competition with a prize for all at 4pm in the Tea Room. Come dressed to kill!
    Extend the fun by joining our themed craft activity sessions in the education room to make a lucky black witch on a broomstick or create special dragon, cat or bat Halloween inspired masks to complete your fancy dress costume.
    Uncover secret hidden Halloween trails and explore Penshurst Place. Children of all ages can explore the gardens to discover the gargoyles that lurk in the grounds or find the friendly pumpkins hidden in our hugely popular pumpkin hunt.
    Halloween craft activities and trails open daily throughout half term (19 October – 3 November) Gargoyles and Pumpkin trails – from 10.30am. Craft activities from 12 noon – 4pm.

    For further details go to www.penshurstplace.com/whatson
     

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