Mead Open Farm’s Freaky FunFest- the Ultimate Kids' Halloween Day Out
What I loved about it:
A great Halloween event for younger kids. They’ll feel like they are getting the Halloween experience without the real scares.
In addition to the Halloween events you can still experience the regular Mead Farm attractions and activities so you get a very full day of things to see and do.
Value for money (out of 10):
Mead Open Farm is a great day out on a normal day but over Halloween it really pulls out all the stops. Their Freaky FunFest runs over half term, and with some tickets left for this weekend it’s a great way to finish off the break and win some brownie points if the rest of half term hasn’t come up to scratch and you’re really feeling the mum guilt!
There is more than enough to fill a full day, I suggest getting there as early as possible as there is so much on offer it’s a bit of a mission to experience it all in one visit. You get the circus, themed interactive rooms, pumpkin carving and a story telling trail as well as the long list of usual activities on offer, which include tractor rides, go-karts, huge indoor and outdoor play areas, animal petting areas, high rope course, climbing wall, ‘jumping pillow’, sand play area, crazy golf and Digger Village.
The circus was absolutely fantastic and so much better than we were expecting, with the audience kept spell bound for the duration but it lasting just the right amount of time to not run into meltdown time for the younger guests.
There are three different experience rooms (Spooktacular Haunts), which have a theme or story, our eldest’s highlight being Mister Topper’s Twister which has a twisty fairground tunnel which puts your head in a spin and our littlest one loved following Little Red Riding Hood in the Scary Tales room (really not that scary).
When hunger strikes there are a lot of options available, with several food trucks outside as well as an indoor dining area, although we, like many others bought a picnic, which was the best idea for us as I think we would have had to deal with a breakdown from the 6-year-old having to ‘waste fun time’ by waiting for food!
If you can’t make it for the Freaky FunFest, keep an eye out for other events organised over the year, their Christmas event is amazing but they also do adult only evenings over Halloween and Christmas which look lots of fun, check it out on their website.