Borde Hill Academy of Witches & Wizards – a Review

Borde Hill Academy of Witches & Wizards – a Review

This was our first Halloween Trail at Borde Hill and it was eerily excellent. We have been on the spring and summer trails before, but this was quite a bit more immersive and theatrical, with many more spooky props and creepily decorated places to discover. I didn’t want to give too much away with photos on Instagram, as I felt that might spoil the ghoulish surprises for others. The ‘Book of Spells’ is brilliantly designed to keep children moving around the trail and get them really joining in and hunting for clues, and the illustrations in the booklet are, as always, fantastic, although they may have got their guinea pigs and hamsters mixed up…

The children had a great time finding and following the themed signs, which also serve to keep the One Way system flowing to aid social distancing. Although the props are creepy, they are more funny than scary, and not so realistic as to give anyone nightmares, and the witch is a very friendly witch, not a wicked one at all!

All visits need to be booked in advance via the website, as does the Halloween Trail, and the booking system is really quick and straightforward.