Halloween party night set to be a ‘screaming’ success

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A touch of the Enchanted Forest will arrive in Aberfoyle this year as David Marshall Lodge hosts a Halloween spectacular.

Forestry Commission Scotland staff, together with staff at Go Ape and at the Bluebell Café, will stage a spectacularly spooky Halloween party – and you’re invited to come along for a fantastic fright filled fiesta!

Anne Gilchrist, the Commission’s supervisor at DML said:

“This year’s event is going to be better than ever! The Walking Theatre Company will be leading two guided ‘Mandy the Mad’ walks (all about a wan’a’be wicked witch) and there will be a host of other spooky characters to be found along the Waterfall trail: watch out for the gruesome gravedigger, a troublesome troll (under the bridge at the waterfall, naturally) and a creepy corpse bride in a coffin!

“And if that’s not scary enough check out the witches grotto – and watch out for the witches flying about overhead[2]! It could get a bit spooky, so all children must be accompanied by an adult…and remember to bring a torch.”

There will also be special effect lighting around the Waterfall trail by NL Productions, the people behind the Enchanted Forest effects.

As well as traditional activities - apple dooking plus doughnuts on a string, craft activities and a fancy dress competition - the Bluebell Cafe will be providing a BBQ (not covered in the ticket price).

The event will be staged on Saturday 29 October from 5.00 - 8.00pm and tickets cost £5 (under 5's go free) and a prize will be awarded for the best costume!

The event is always very popular so early booking is essential –contact David Marshall Lodge on 01877 382258 to make sure you get a place.

Notes to Editors
1) Forestry Commission Scotland serves as the Scottish Government’s forestry directorate and manages the 660,000 hectare national forest estate.  The Commission protects, manages and expands Scotland’s forests and woodlands in a way which benefits biodiversity, communities and the economy. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

2) The flying witches will be 3 Go Ape staff dressed up and zooming across the zip wire like witches on a broom. Younger children are reminded to tell their parents that it’s only pretend.

e-mail: paul.munro@forestry.gsi.gov.uk