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October Half Term 2021

Enchanted Grotto, Scarecrow displays, tasty treats, ghost stories and 13 cats I-Spy trail

Daily from October 23rd to 31st 2021

As well as our our usual exhibitions, adventure playgrounds and facilities, the FRIGHTS of Abraham returns to Masson Hill this October half term with an enchanted witch's grotto, (small additional admission charge) colourful scarecrow displays, tasty Halloween treats in the cafe and a treasure hunt to find 13 magical black cats for younger guests.

More About Belinda's Enchanted Grotto Adventure
Grotto tours will take place between 12.00 noon and 3.00pm only
Additional charge for visit and gift per child £4

Are you ready for an adventure? Belinda Broomsticks has had a really bad day, she's lost 13 black cats, and worse than that, the cavern trolls have stolen her magic cauldron and hidden it deep in the caves under the Heights of Abraham. What she really needs is an army of magical children to join her on a hunt inside the caverns to locate her enchanted cauldron - and if it's found there will be magical little gifts for every child on the tour! Each child will be given their own guiding light and shown how to use it before entering the cavern - and then it's off we go!


The Grotto visit will last approximately 20 minutes.

Tour Times:
12.00pm – 12.20pm
12.20pm – 12.40pm
12.40pm – 1.00pm
1.00pm – 1.20pm
1.20pm – 1.40pm
1.40pm – 2.00pm
2.00pm – 2.20pm
2.20pm – 2.40pm
2.40pm – 3.00pm

Mums and dads are welcome to join the adventure into the caverns, and because they're all grown up they don't need a ticket. However, if your child would like to join the treasure hunt and secure a gift from the magic cauldron - they'll need a special GROTTO TICKET. But hurry because there are only 300 tickets available for each day, and once they've gone, not even Belinda's magical charms will get you through the door. 

Halloween at the Heights

We strongly recommend you book your cable car tickets for your October Half Term well in advance to avoid disappointment during this busy period. You will be invited to reserve tickets for the Rutland Grotto and gifts following your cable car booking (reservations open September 17th) If you've already booked your tickets you will be sent an email inviting you to book the Witches Grotto.

Entry to the Witches Grotto Experience is an additional cost of £4.00 per child and includes a dreamcatcher gift and a glow wand for the children, lighting and smoke effects, storytelling and photo opportunities with Belinda Broomsticks.