Friday, 31 October 2014

Ghouls, Ghosts and Goats at Hatton

So all of a sudden Halloween seems to be a bit of a big thing doesn't it? When I was little you may get a too small plastic witch mask that would crack as soon as you put it on your face, or the elastic bad would pop and nearly blind you. But now? It's like a proper big thing! And as I am a follower of things we have spent half term celebrating it, with the main event taking place at one of our favourite days out... Hatton Country World.




I have always loved Hatton (even pre-kids) as it is a really good day out and by day out I don't mean two hours, I mean you can properly spend the whole day there. There are some beaut shabby chic shops upon arrival (and you know I love bunting) and then in the Country World itself? There is LOADS to do. And for Halloween they really go that little extra step further.



Along with the farm animals you can feed, the swings, slides and little fair rides you can go on and the worlds best soft play (according to me, as it is big, clean and serves ruddy lovely food) Halloween at Hatton offers a range of fab extras. You get a voucher to go and pick a pumpkin in a proper pumpkin patch. Which baffled me. How do they grow? I know how they grow but aren't they odd? There is also a tractor ride and a spooky Halloween show which had my girl in stitches.



Walking around Hatton you will see approximately one gazillion pumpkins as well as ghouls and ghosts hanging out with the goats. Staff are dressed up and a witch parades around the soft play area. Today it was quite busy as it was half term but to be fair we never queued for anything and managed to easily get a seat in the show. I think we timed things right by having lunch as early as possible.



We had a fantastic day out. Even when it rained we still were smiling. We got home with mud up our coats and sand in our wellies. And some teeny tiny pumpkins to put in our living room. Aces. To find out more visit Hatton Country World



We were gifted these tickets to go and review this fab place!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

38 comments:

  1. Ah nice day out Em! I am posting about a little Halloween farm trip tomorrow too but ours was in Hampshire! X

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  2. Looks like a lovely day out on Halloween which I would have to taken my kids too. Instead I felt like I endured 3 hours of torture at an Halloween event in Sussex.

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  3. Wow, what a nice day, wish everyone have a happy Halloween day.
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  4. Such fab photos! Your kids look really cute in their outfits.
    (And I can picture the EXACT masks you are talking about from back in the day - can even remember the smell of them!)

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    1. They were so horrible weren't they? Pure pain x

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  5. Looks like a lovely day out!! Arthur got taken to Hatton country park by his grandparents while we were in the UK :)
    Ps I love that you are a follower of things!!
    Pps ghouls, ghosts and goats is the best Halloween blog post title I've ever seen!!!

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    1. Thanks bab! I even thought oh that was a good un. And yes I am a follower of things x

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  6. I love their cheeky little grins! We're off to Hatton today, and cannot wait! xx

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  7. Looks like fun. We've not been to Hatton for ages. And yes, the post title is genius :)

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  8. What a fun place! So many happy faces! #countrykids

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  9. What a great day out, a lot of people seem to really enjoy going to Hatton Country World. It looks like you all had a wonderful time exploring the many different areas. I love the fancy dress too, thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

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  10. Looks like you had a fun day out. Though I think we had better weather on our visit. That's the good thing about playgrounds and animals, though, kids don't care about the weather. :)

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  11. The cutest witch and pumpkin I have seen for a long time! Looks like you had a fab time xx

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  12. We went to Hatton for the first time this week and will definitely be going back. We certainly didn't have time to do everything. We came home with some humongous pumpkins.....pumpkin pie anyone :)
    It looks like you had a fab day x

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  13. Ahh your kids look great all dressed up, it sounds like a great day! We did pumpkin picking for the first time this year and it was loads of fun but it's great that you did yours with a day out too x #countrykids

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  14. Fab shots and loving the little pumpkins. How cute are they?! x #countrykids

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  15. We LOVE Hatton and love Halloween! Our Country Kids post is about Pumpkin Week too! Looks like you had as much fun as us! x

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  16. We loved our halloween visit there too. Shame noone's visits coincided!

    Love the fact your kids dressed up.

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    1. I know! Next time we need to organise these things. Hope to see you at Mumsnet x

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  17. Looks like a lovely day out - i love how involved everywhere got with halloween this year!

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    1. I know! It seems to be a real thing! x

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  18. I love Halloween and this looks like such a great place to visit at this time. Loving the outfits.

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  19. This looks fabulous, what a great day out. Your kiddos looks AM-AZ-ING! xx

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