A bewitched castle, a ghoulish run and Movember challenge: The best things to do this week

HAVE a bewitching time at a witches and wizards academy, on a trick or treat run, sampling Halloween puddings or raising cash for mens health.


Calling all budding witches and wizards enrol your children into the Leeds Castle Witches and Wizards Academy. From now until Saturday, children can enjoy a day of magical excitement in the spooky Kent countryside.

Receive your quest card and embark on a journey through the castle and gardens where ghoulish characters hide special spells from potion making to broomstick riding. Younger visitors will enjoy the woodland walk with the extra fun of a chocolate prize. Gather at the maze at 2pm for your chance to win the daily fancy- dress competition.

Tickets are from 16 and children under four go free.

Take part

Don your witchs hat for this years Trick or Treat Run at Londons Richmond Park. Organised by Human Race, the event takes place on Sunday, November 1, offering 2k, 5k or 10k distances to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

For the first time in 25 years, the Trick or Treat Run will feature a dual finish runners must choose between a trick finish for a spooky surprise or a treat finish for a safe return.


Girls can join the boys for this years Movember challenge. While men grow, shape and style their moustaches during the month-long fundraiser, women can shape up and test their fitness to the limit all in aid of mens health.

Whether its a walk a day or a sprint in the park, women of all ages and abilities can sign up to the MOVE 30-day fitness challenge to keep active and raise money for mens health.

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For an alternative Halloween, tuck into treats galore at the Cartmel Village Shop in Cumbria. In celebration of its 25th anniversary on Saturday, the home of sticky toffee will set up stall outside the local shop and give away free hot to go sticky toffee puddings to the first 500 visitors.

Simply visit the stall and say the words happy birthday to receive your pud and a free raffle ticket with the chance to win Cartmel Village Shop puddings, mugs, aprons and umbrellas.

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