Date: 
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 16:30

This Halloween half term, from October 26 until November 3, the Eden Project will be inviting people into the world of Room on the Broom and conjuring a cauldron full tricks and treats for older children too.

Visitors can immerse themselves in Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s magical story in the Room on the Broom tent, where they can make wonderful wands, create headdresses inspired by their favourite characters and help make their very own mud monsters.

People can also take part in the site-wide trail to collect ingredients for a special potion. If they succeed, and manage to avoid the fearsome dragon, they will earn tickets to see the Room on the Broom film, along with lots of behind-the-scenes extras.

In the Wishcraft Tent, there will be a host of family-favourite activities, from protection charms and positive potion workshops, to pumpkin carving demonstrations and face painting. Brave souls can dare to explore what lives inside the Creepy Hollow, listen to some dark tales and maybe even encounter some creatures of the night.

For a truly chilling experience, visitors can cut some shapes on Eden’s beautiful ice rink, set amongst the backdrop of a twinkling winter woodland. General skate sessions are available from 12pm on both Sundays and from 11am onwards for the rest of the half-term. A 40-minute skate session costs £6 and penguin skate aids are available for young beginners for an additional £4.

The Little Monsters’ Ball returns for fancy-dress fun on October 29 and 30 with the site staying open until 9pm. Witches, wizards and mini-monsters are invited to explore the haunted Biomes, sample some creepy cuisine and dance the night away in the Mediterranean Biome’s Olive Grooveyard.

Revellers will also have the opportunity to have their faces painted, slink around the ice rink and meet some amazing animals that dwell in the dark.

Emma Hogg, Eden Live Programme Producer, said: “We love Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s creations, so we are really pleased to invite our visitors to find a little bit of Room on the Broom this Halloweden.

“With an array of activities in the Wishcraft tent and the return of the ice rink, there is fun to be had for all the family.”

Tickets to the Little Monsters’ Ball cost £7 per person and face painting costs £3. All other Halloweden activities are included in the price of entry. For more information, go to: www.edenproject.com/halloweden