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Published on: 16 Oct 2014

Owls join ghosts and ghouls to make Halloween a half-term hoot.

Spooky spirits, wicked witches, wizards and a whole host of spine chillers and thrillers are setting the scene at Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere.

A call has gone out to join in the fun. Boosting bike skills with some of Britain's top instructors, bird watching, pop-up poetry and gazing at the week's stars, white-faced Dumbledore, Tassle and other owls, are up for grabs.

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Lake District National Park events coordinator, Andrea Hills, said Brockhole was the place to be as the centre basks in its coat of glorious autumn Technicolor.

She explained: "The seasonal hues are sensational and set the scene for some great activities. There's an action-packed programme for half-term and our Halloween parties on Thursday and Friday evenings will be tricks and treats all the way.

"We are asking people to check our website as booking for some events is essential and advisable for others."

Also on offer is a selection of popular guided walks, taking in sensational scenery and covering a range of routes. They go from high-level challenges - where two Wainwrights can be bagged in a day - to a family stroll featuring a famous cathedral cave.

Andrea added: "Autumn in the Lake District has long been hailed as a wonderful experience. We want to add to the enjoyment with activities designed to bring excitement and learning in equal measure."

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