Saturday 31 October 2020

Spooky Skeletons Trail

It's no surprise that we've visited Lotherton at Halloween, we visit so often we rarely miss anything that's going on there. You may remember the Spooky Halloween we had there two years ago, or the Happy Spooky Halloween in the dark last year. I wasn't sure there'd be much going on at Lotherton this Halloween with so many restrictions in place because of coronavirus but it was business as usual with a Spooky Skeletons Trail.

The woods once again were transformed into a spooky walk with skeletons perched amongst the trees.

This skeleton looks as though he's been there for some time, wrapped in cobwebs and dangling from a branch.

Skeletons were to be found in the formal gardens too, and they could teach the visitors a thing or two about social distancing...

Though the bicycle made for two wasn't following coronavirus guidelines.

Spooky scenes were staged in various locations...

A school room.

The jail house.

The potting shed.

The spooky wild west was in town again too...

Some cowboys were just arriving.

Perhaps they were going to join the cookout...

Or perhaps they fancied a bit of pampering, a bath or perhaps a shave.

There's plenty of moonshine left if that's what they're after.

They should be careful though as not everyone gets out of here alive.

I'm sad to say that I didn't think the Skeleton Trail was as good as the Scarecrow Trail that Lotherton's put on for Halloween in the past, but we're living in strange times and with lots of restrictions in place so they should be commended for putting anything on at all. There were plenty of families enjoying the entertainment and it seemed a very popular event for the children, many of who were dressed up in Halloween costume.

Happy Halloween.

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  1. it looks good and somewhere safe for families to run around together. We are going to daughters later for a Spooky evening with Will and George, followed by Strictly dancing which Will loves.

  2. Goodness they really went to town with their trai, skeletons all over the place. I suppose a scarecrow trail can be a bit more colourful but it's good for everyone to get out in the fresh air after being stuck indoors. What did Archie think?

    1. Archie was nonplussed, not interested in the least, haha.

  3. The Halloween decorations look great, Oliver loves Halloween and is going to be very disappointed this year that he can't go trick or treating.

  4. Goodness me, that's a lot of skeletons. Fun times in our not-so-fun times!

  5. 😂I love this what fun! Happy Halloween Jo.x

  6. That is a serious amount of skeletons. I love the variety of scenes and outfits. I wish we had something like that around here.

  7. Sooooooooooo many skeletons.......Did somebody have too much time on their hands, as it seems a much larger display than you've shown before. Basically there was nothing that the kids could do here except a bit of decoration & celebrate at home, though we don't go in for it in a big way as it is newer thing here in Oz. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

  8. I expect that whoever assembles these scenes has a lot of fun. It's great there's something families can still enjoy this Hallowe'en. X

  9. So how much fun was THAT. I have this Donner Party history thing, so I loved the conestoga ! wagon

  10. I think the decorations look great.
    Halloween was very different this year.

    All the best Jan

  11. What a fun event, Jo. I'm glad you were able to get out before the new lockdown. Wishing you a Happy Hallowe'en. P. x

  12. It's a shame that plaves like this will be closed for November. Our walks around the NT estates will be the one thing that I'll miss.

  13. A good idea, and I'm sure children found it great fun. xx

  14. I really enjoyed your post... such fun! My grands would have loved seeing something like this.

  15. I remember your last visit, there were more lights and things then, but I still love the skeletons and the fact they made the effort during these weird

  16. I had to chuckle at the social distancing - those on the bike are obviously from the same household :)
    It is lovely that they still made the effort and put on a display, it must be nice to be able keep up the tradition of going along, so much is restricted these days.

  17. They look great, I am sorry it wasn't as good as in years past. I bet whoever puts that display together has great fun!