Halloween at Shaw House and West Berks Museum

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What’s on this Halloween at the Grade I listed Shaw House and West Berkshire Museum? Well, you have family activity days, a Halloween party and a dragon hunt in the dark.

Family Activity Days

Both Shaw House and West Berkshire Museum will be holding family activity days around Halloween.

On Wednesday 25th October, visit Shaw House for Scary Skeletons. Make a spooky hanging decoration in the shape of a skeleton that both moves and glows in the dark.

There will also be a new Halloween trail to explore around the house.

Drop in between 10am – 3.30pm. Each activity is £2 per child and suitable for 4-11-year olds but younger and older children are welcome

Messy Museum days will take place at West Berkshire Museum on the 26th and 27th October.

Printmaking on the Thursday will use African designs as inspiration to make your own repeating pattern.

Then on Friday the theme is Revolting rats. Make a Halloween decoration in the form of a rat by using a polystyrene egg, pipe cleaners and other craft materials.

On both days, be prepared to get messy and dress appropriately, although disposable aprons will be provided.

Drop in between 10am – 3pm. Each activity is £2 per child and suitable for 4-11-year olds but younger and older children are welcome.

In the evening between 5.30pm – 7.30pm, drop in for a FREE dragon hunt through a dark or dimly lit museum. Don’t forget a torch as you help Blaze, the museum dragon, find a number of dragon friends who have decided to play hide and seek in the museum.

Halloween Party

Get ready to party on the 31st October with a night of spooky fun at Shaw House. Put on your best fancy dress and enjoy Halloween trails, apple bobbing and snapping in the grounds, plus indoor crafts, ghostly story time and trick or treating throughout the night.

Don’t forget a torch!

The Shaw House Halloween Party is between 6.30pm – 8.30pm and suitable for ages from 4 years. This is a ticket only event so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available from 15th September from Shaw House on 01635 279279.

Children £5, accompanying adult free, additional adults £1.

For more of what’s on in West Berkshire visit www.eatdrinkgreatevents.com/events


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