The Real Halloween FAQS: here we do our best to answer your questions.
Parking is free.
How to Find Bradmoor Woods
By road – a sketch map:
Please do not use SAT NAV to find the site. You may well get very lost.
But please do use SAT NAV to get to Norfolk Forest Resort and Spa which is at PE32 1HU . From there please follow our orange signs.
Bradmoor Woods is easy to find … so long as you go the right way.
By far the best route is to take the main A47. Turn off at Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa (formerly Pentney site) onto the B1153 heading north. After about 1.5 miles take the first turning to the right (Wilson’s Drove). Then right again (Walton Rd) and after a few hundred metres, turn right into Narford Lane. Continue until the woods and the site is on the right. Other possible approaches include very tiny lanes in which you may get stuck. This is fastest and will be way-marked.
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Important – please do not use the postcode PE32 1FQ which was earlier listed on the Eventbrite ticketing site (due to a still existing error on the Royal Mail postcode checker). That takes you to Congham village which is miles away. The correct postcode for Bradmoor Woods is PE32 1FB but that is quite large so when you get close use the above maps and/or follow the orange signs.
If coming by train the nearest station with lots of taxis is Kings Lynn.
The site is about 6 miles from Swaffham and 12 miles from Kings Lynn.
According to traveltimeplatform.com it is about 90mins or less from Great Yarmouth, Lincoln, Peterborough, Ipswich and Cambridge. But please allow plenty of time.
We will have a First Aid unit on site near the entrance gate
We have a Baby Change in the toilets by The Good Elf Pub.
Under 3s are too young to do our workshops and too young for the 30 minute Halloween story. There is therefore no charge for Under 3’s.
There is no creche at our events. Children must be accompanied by an adult or carer and remain their responsibility at all times.
Health and Safety
Assuming it is still an issue we will ask all our crew and performers to undertake a Covid test prior to The Real Halloween and not to attend if they are positive. We ask the public to do the same and to abide by official advice current at the time of the event. Hand washing facilities are available in the toilets.
You are advised to take due care in and around the site and in the woods, e.g. tripping on tree roots. Parents and carers should not let children wander in the woods unaccompanied, and take particular care in the Car Park and around the fire. You are advised not to dress children in flammable plastic (e.g. nylon or polyester) costumes.
We advise you not to let children play in the bracken in the woods as it may increase the risk of encountering a tick if there has not been a frost.
We have run public events for twenty years and the great majority of “lost children” are found within a short time and re-united with their parents or carers. Most often they do not think they are lost.
Should you lose contact with a child, please alert a member of the Crew (wearing a purple rosette or wrist band), or go to the Gate. Radios will be used to initiate a crew search. The most common cause of “lost” children is when they are left in the care of siblings, so please remember that children remain the responsibility of parents at all times, including when they are in performance tent, at drop-ins or in Workshops. There are no crèche facilities at this event.
If you spot a child who appears to be lost, please alert a member of the Crew. They will have a purple rosette or wrist band.
This also applies to carers of adults. Be aware that it is quite possible to get lost in the woods at Bradmoor and take appropriate care. If someone is going off on their own for a walk in the woods please make sure they have a phone and someone to contact back at the main site.
The site is pretty flat and relatively dry so the main lawn area and most paths are wheelchair accessible but may become muddy in wet weather. If planning to attend a workshop with a wheelchair please contact us a week before the event.
If you have special dietary requirements we advise you to bring your own food. Food vendors on site are supplying non-meat food.
No dogs or other pets are permitted on the event site or in the Car Park. Anyone found with a dog or other pet will be asked to leave the site. (Except guide dogs).
Tickets and Terms and Conditions
See Eventbrite booking site.
Please note the event is now SOLD OUT for Saturday. No tickets at the gate. If you wish to have early notification of this and our other events such as the Fairy Fair please join our email update list
Book here for Sunday
26.10.21: We are very sorry but we are a small charity and budget The Real Halloween to make it as affordable to as many families as possible. This means we cannot absorb the costs of any unsold tickets. However you are very welcome, and we encourage you, to post your tickets on our Facebook event page and to organise re-selling unwanted tickets yourselves, as there may be people looking to buy.
Tickets on the Day
If there are tickets remaining they will be sold at the gate, on the day, as will any unsold bookable Workshop tickets.
There is no ATM on site but many stall holders will have a card machine and cash back may be available at the gate. We advise you to also bring cash including £1 coins.
About the Fairyland Trust
We are a conservation charity working to help families introduce young children (especially 3 – 8 years old) to nature, through the use of arts and crafts, folklore, performance, storytelling and activities: read more at About.
Please see our Help Us page
About Bradmoor Woods
The woods are part of West Acre Estate and were originally a Wood Pasture, whose old oak trees can still be seen along the banks within the site. They support a rich variety of wildlife. Bradmoor Woods are currently rewilding parts of their estate. The part we use is also hired out for glamping – contact the estate office.