Halloween at Hever Castle, October 2018.
Beautiful autumn colours coat the cobbled paths.
Children playing innocently and filling the air with laughs.
The stunning walkways covered in a chilling cold crisp frost.
A dreamy little stroll where you’d wish you could be lost.
Greeting the end is a fountain stood in mesmerising grounds,
Water breaking softly producing an enchanting magic sound.
My little family were visiting for 2018’s Halloween.
To embrace the spooky atmosphere and all that was to be seen.
We entered the enormous castle which once housed by Anne Boleyn, and,
Where she courted Henry VIII before her deadly sin.
Greeted by a maid who set the scary scene,
Sending us into the home of Tudor beheaded Queen.
“Can you find the ghosts?” I said to my little boy,
As he pointed to the first he’d found; jumping up with joy.
We then all hunted the others in every daunting room,
Learning how life in the 1500’s filled history with gloom.
The ghost hunt has been set up just for Halloween.
Tiny ghosts are hidden and waiting to be seen.
Finishing our castle tour we explored the great outdoors,
Decorated very spookily with festive hallow guts and gores.
Lots of comical pumpkins line the castles paths,
Providing clues for the kiddy’s quiz and beautiful photographs.
We followed the little trail all the way to the lake,
Where we sat reflecting on our morning as our legs began to ache.
Fancying a cup of tea we plonked ourselves on a seat,
Conveniently in the place they were making biscuit treats.
My little boy enjoyed decorating a shortbread tasty bat.
For a good two minutes he concentrated and quietly sat.
Finishing our hot cuppa we headed off for spooky tales,
Where we listened to the stories in their eerie dark detail.
After learning about the ghosts that are residents nearby,
We needed something cheery that wouldn’t terrify.
We found the puppet workshop and ended our afternoon making a ghost,
Again engaging my toddler very nicely as he sat quietly engrossed.
Sauntering back to our car we took ore in the beautiful scene,
This stunning Kentish treasure is one that should be seen.
Please note this was a collaborative post.
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