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If you go down to the woods today

Posted on | October 24, 2010 | No Comments

It looks like the Irish Natural Forestry Foundation (INFF) have lined up 2 fun family Hallowe’en activity days at INFF, Manch, which is located just outside Ballineen, Co. Cork.

Running on both Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of October from 10am to 5pm.

Carved Pumpkins
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Hallowe’en events are as follows:

  • Pumpkin Olympics
  • Come and test your strength, guile and skill (or just have a laugh!)
    Pumpkin Golf, Pumpkin Skittles, Pumpkin Shy, Pumpkin Races, Guess the name of the Pumpkin

  • Pumpkin Carving Competition
  • Bring your carved pumpkin and enter it in the competition to be judged on Sunday.

  • Witches String Trail
  • Suitable for all ages from toddlers up. Follow the trail of string and see what surprises unfold.

  • Orienteering for Ghouls
  • Dressed in your scariest Halloween costume, follow the orienteering trail, through the check points, and hope you make it back in one piece.

  • Show us your Brains!
  • Solve the themed puzzles and riddles, such as word scramble and word search.

  • Family Adventure Trail
  • Departing from the courtyard at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, through the ancient woodland, you and your family must negotiate the obstacles, including Spider’s Web, Rope Walk, Slack Line plus much more.  Adjustable difficulty, so suitable for all ages.

All activities are included in the €5 entrance fee, which is a donation to INFF,  a registered charity. Family tickets are available for €15 for 1 day or €20 which includes admission for both days.

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