Families are being invited to join local storyteller, Vickie Orton, this Halloween, for an evening of spooky crafts and wicked tales in the woodland at RSPB Fairburn Ings.
On Wednesday 26 October, from 6 - 8 pm, the nature reserve, near Castleford, will be opening up after dark for stories around a woodland campfire. There will also be a craft session in the visitor centre for family groups to design and make their very own Halloween lanterns.
Sally Granger, Visitor Experience Officer, said: "Autumn is here and lots of birds are beginning to gather together in flocks for the winter. This is a brilliant way to see the reserve and its wildlife after dark.
"It's also the time of year for us to come together around a fire and ward off the cold with spooky stories and lots of laughs. This event is set to be a fangtastic evening of monsters and magic."
Participants are encouraged to wrap up warm for the chilling tales, and bring a torch to ward off any ghouls.
Young visitors will also be able to get into the gruesome spirit throughout half term with a free 'Grim Discovery' quiz trail running 22 - 31 October. Anyone who returns their completed answer sheet can collect a special sticker.
The cost of the Halloween Stories event is £5 for non-RSPB members and £4 for RSPB members for children. Accompanying adults are £1 each. Children must be accompanied by an adult, suitable for all ages. Due to the popularity of these events, advanced booking is essential.
For booking please contact RSPB Fairburn Ings visitor centre on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01977 628191. More information about this event can be found on the reserve website www.rspb.org.uk/fairburnings.