Back in April we had a great day out at Cyherbia when they held an Easter egg hunt in the maze so I was quite excited when they started advertising a Halloween event for last weekend.
We went on the Sunday, getting there just after 10am in anticipation of the crowds the event was inevitably going to attract.
The entrance fee was €6 for adults and children with under 3's going free and included games, a cup of witches brew and a lucky dip prize for each child.
On entrance each child was given a clipboard with various things to do during the day, in the 'haunted maze' there was the Mystery of the Clocks - you had to find the hidden clocks in the maze and decipher the code.
Leo loves the maze so we went straight in, him taking the lead and excitedly searching for the clocks. There were several actors dressed up wandering around which I had been worried might scare him but he didn't actually notice them. My friend had her 2 year old girl with her and we were worried she would be scared so we headed away from them and asked one zombie to leave us alone - not breaking character she turned and ambled away without her noticing which I thought was great!
In the herb gardens there were spooky creatures hidden and tombstones dotted around the paths. Great fun for the kids to run around searching for everything, and you can see them wherever they go so even the little ones have the freedom to run. Louka really enjoyed it as I used his toddler reins for the first time and he walked everywhere!
Back in the tea rooms were several games included in the entrance price - apple bobbing, broomstick racing, and a 'ball toss' and bat game. There was also face painting, the free witches brew and Halloween themed snacks available.
All in all it was a fab day, brilliant for the family - spooky rather than scary and well organised.