This year we had the best family day trip fun to celebrate Halloween. We packed Halloween with adventures and traditions, which I can not wait to share with you.
I have a secret! It might not seem like it, but Halloween isn’t really my thing. I get scared easily, trick and treating isn’t something my family do and I am sugar free!!! Basically the complete opposite to the Halloween tradition. However, since having children our own traditions have evolved and now its just a brilliant excuse to get together and celebrate the fun instead.
Tommy, my son is now 5 and Emme, my daughter is now two and this year they have loved joining in with all the magical traditions that the changing of season brings.
This time of year is like a grand parade of celebration, right up to the epic celebration that is the C word!
From pumpkins, dressing up, crafting and more, my little ones (and us) wanted to embrace the lot and celebrate as much as possible.
Therefore, this year our Halloween kicked off with a bang at Longleat Safari Park, where we carved pumpkins, watched an owl show and drove tractors in amongst the hay bales (The kids not us! No one would let me drive a tractor lol). We love Longleat and have spend alot of day trips there. We were surprised that the autumn spectacular included pumpkins this year and loved the change of activities on offer. It was extra special as Craig was away with work for the next few weeks. So getting to carve pumpkins with the children was an exciting surprise when visiting Longleat, before he went.
This years Halloween was in the middle of half term, so Tommy got to spend it off of school. Which he loved!
We planned lots of visiting and day trips to fill our days.
Mainly to enjoy the moments, but partly to keep them busy for me, while Craig was away.
On the Monday, we went to Adam Henson’s, Cotswold Farm Park. To explore their Halloween Land and pick pumpkins!! If you would like to see the full video footage it is on my YouTube channel now. After picking pumpkins for the first time last year, we were sold on the tradition and have been excited to go back again. The children have been counting down the days.
Once at Cotswold Farm Park we were not disappointed. It was an epic indulgence of pumpkins, wheelbarrows, pantomimes, carving and more.
Basically a content creators dream lol. I happily snapped aways while the children decided which pumpkins were the best. I mean who knew that it was so difficult to choose just three out of a whole field full!!
We loved our day at the farm park. Its my favourite farm to explore in our area. Its full of exciting activities and experiences for the children, but also educational and informative on the different rare bread animals. We love going back time and time again, as the equipment is well kept and animals are so well loved.
Finally, on Halloween I couldn’t resist dressing my little ones up!!
What did you dress you children up as this year??( Comment below, feel free to tag a link to any posts of your children’s outfits. I love to see them). If you have been watching my Instagram stories lately you will know that Tommy has just watched the first Harry Potter movie, and I have binged watched the lot!! Therefore, it was an obvious choose in my mind……. This was our creation.
May I present Harry Potter and Hedwig… my heart burst with pride at their little faces.
This is the first time I have made an outfit for Emme, with the help of my mum, who made the beautiful hat. I transformed one of Tommys old vests into a owl dress for Emme. I mean look at my baby owl! Safe to say it was worth the time taken to sew it together. She loved it.
To conclude our Halloween we had a little tea party with some of our friends. It was full of party games, music, food and memories that made me smile so hard for hours on end.
That was it our Halloween over for another year! It may not be scary or spooky, but our halloween was our kind of fun.
What did you do for Halloween? Comment below and tell me what you got up to?