Spooky half term events at Wetland Centre

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre half term events SUS-140110-102339001
WWT Arundel Wetland Centre half term events SUS-140110-102339001

October half term at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre includes pond dipping for mini-beasts, creepy crafts sessions and spooky temporary tattoos.

Families can go ‘wild’ on two natural play areas, ride the Wetlands Discovery Boat Safari and see the sea ducks dive for fish - all included in your admission price. Hand feed ducks, geese and swans from around the world with grain available from the gift shop.

Special spooky events this half term are Pumpkin Carving workshops on Tuesday October 28, Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30.

For £5 you can decorate a hollowed out pumpkin to take home for Halloween. On Halloween day children seven and up can attend the Wetland Witch’s Potions Class for £3 to learn the darker secrets of wetland plants and learn to write spells with quill feather pens.

The WWT gift shop has insect masks, rubber bugs and other creepy crawlies for kids while the Water’s Edge Cafe is serving pumpkin muffins along with your cappuccino and spider-shaped biscuits for children.

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PB is open from 9:30-4:30pm seven days a week. Call 01903 881530 for more information on events or visit www.wwt.org.uk/arundel

Event listings:

Tuesday October 28 – Thursday October 30:Pumpkin Carving at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road Arundel BN18 9PB

Decorate a great pumpkin to take home for Halloween! The treat is each pumpkin has been hollowed out and is ready to work on. Learn the tricks of carving it with funny features!

Time slots 10.30am – 11, 11.30am – 12 noon, 1pm – 1.30 pm and 2pm – 2.30pm. Please book your timeslot in advance for this 30 minute workshop by calling 01903 881530.

Booking essential £5 a pumpkin.

Admission price to WWT Arundel: Adults £11.95, Concession £9.50, Children £6. Under 4 admitted free. WWT members: free

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PB is open from 9:30-4:30pm seven days a week. Call 01903 881530 for more information on events or visit www.wwt.org.uk/arundel

Thursday October 31: Wetland Witch’s Potions Class at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road Arundel BN18 9PB

Teasel treats warts. Loosestrife clears eye pus. Fleabane fights fleas. Some plants have dark histories and some are even poisonous! Learn some gross wetland secrets about wild plants while mixing up potions with the Wetland Witch - includes using a feather quill to record your spells on parchment!

Select a time slot 12.30pm – 1.30pm or 2-3pm.

£3 per child, accompanying adult is free, Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Minimum 7 years of age.

Admission price to WWT Arundel: Adults £11.95, Concession £9.50, Children £6. Under 4 admitted free. WWT members: free

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PB is open from 9:30-4:30pm seven days a week. Call 01903 881530 for more information on events or visit www.wwt.org.uk/arundel

Report and pictures contributed by WWT Arundel Wetland Centre.