Ghosts and ghouls at owl sanctuary’s Halloween Hoot

The Heathcote family take on the Tombstone Trail at the Halloween Hoot. Photos by Gary Donnison
The Heathcote family take on the Tombstone Trail at the Halloween Hoot. Photos by Gary Donnison

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary hosted its popular spooky Halloween Hoot at the weekend.

The annual event, at Stonham Barns, saw a host of ghoulish events take place - with a special appearance from the sanctuary’s aptly named barn owl, Cobweb.

Holly, Megan and Charlie Botwright enjoy the Halloween Hoot ANL-150411-115842001

Holly, Megan and Charlie Botwright enjoy the Halloween Hoot ANL-150411-115842001

Visitors were invited to explore a Tombstone Trail, bob for apples and create a scary Halloween lantern.

Catherine Irving, from the sanctuary, said: “It was a lot of fun for everyone.

“We had Cobweb the barn owl take part in the event, everyone enjoyed meeting him.

“We had people following our spooky tombstone trail up in the woodland where they would win a prize by following the clues.

Falconer Dean Winham, staff member Lorraine Hulme and volunteer Charlotte Campbell with Cobweb the barn owl. ANL-150411-115853001

Falconer Dean Winham, staff member Lorraine Hulme and volunteer Charlotte Campbell with Cobweb the barn owl. ANL-150411-115853001

“They could then mosey down to the Screech Owl Inn where they could quench their thirst with a spookilicious, brightly-coloured drink.

“Great fun was had by all and we were especially lucky with the weather too.

“It was very pleasant for the time of year.”

On November 28 and 29 the sanctuary is hosting its annual Christmas event - inviting youngsters to explore their ‘Land of Narnia’.

Bryon Meadows and William Loache at Suffolk owl Sanctuary's Halloween Hoot event ANL-150411-115904001

Bryon Meadows and William Loache at Suffolk owl Sanctuary's Halloween Hoot event ANL-150411-115904001

The free event invites children to walk through the magic wardrobe to meet Father Christmas and his real -life reindeers. For more information on what is coming up at the Sanctuary, please visit www.owl-help.org.uk

Meerkats at SuffolK Owl Sanctuary ANL-150411-115831001

Meerkats at SuffolK Owl Sanctuary ANL-150411-115831001