A POPULAR tourist attraction near Farnham got some early practice for the big day by putting on a spooktacular Hallowe’en show during the school half-term holidays.

Visitors to Birdworld, on the A325 between Farnham and Bordon, were treated to a fun-filled week of tricks and treats on the run up to the scariest day of the year - October 31.

The brave folk got the chance to explore the creepy corridors of the park’s unique Hallowe’en grotto and see a spectacle of spooks and a coven of very wicked witches.

Visitors could also try to find mysterious magpies around the park, as well as make some boo-tiful arts and crafts, watch mystical magic tricks, enjoy some fearsome face painting and step aboard the special Hallowe’en train to learn about some of the gruesome habits of the park’s larger birds.

The Birdworld team were impressed by some fang-tasticly fearful fancy dress costumes from the park’s younger visitors and were pleased to award prizes to the best-dressed guys and ghouls.

Mark Anderson, general park manager at Birdworld, said: “The team here at Birdworld had a fantastic time celebrating Hallowe’en activity week. It was great to see everyone having so much fun and it was especially exciting to see all the different spooky costume ideas that our team members and visitors wore each day.

“We wish everyone who came along to Birdworld this week a very happy Hallowe’en and now look forward to starting the preparations for our Christmas at Birdworld celebrations.”