We had another great Halloween weekend here at Henlow Bridge Lakes this year despite the cooler weather and this blog post is here to celebrate the fun we all had. We are booking fast for next year so don't leave it too late to get in touch with us.
Halloween 2020 will be over the weekend of the 30th of October.
Ness and Sophie at the Salon on the Lakes were working hard to facepaint all the staff and guests ready for the trick and treating on Friday evening.
The Salon was looking suitably spooky down by the small lakes and is open all year round for guests and non guests.
The Trick or Treating around the campsite went well with hundreds of kids and adults braving the darkness to fill up their goody bags with spooky treats, and our judges were out and about looking at the pitches for our competition (they also went around the day after in case we had late arrivals.
One of the guests (pitch 44) had been building his animatronic display for two months leading up to the special evening and the standard of displays was as astounding, as it always is.
During Friday evening we had our marshmallow burn-up at the Roundel for the kids and our guests could also call in to partake of the witches brew, bubbling in cauldrons over the giant firepit, which was overflowing with chocolatey creamy goodness, and included a touch of toad juice and a tot of rum (for the grown ups).
Saturday started off with a very busy pumpkin carving session at the Roundel where the kids and adults got through a whole pile of our golden wonders and turned them into ghastly ghouls, to be displayed for the judges later in the evening.
Then we had our Kids disco party, which is hosted by Alan Collins from Abacus Events, who is always guaranteed to get everyone up and enjoying themselves. He also had a couple of special guests, Sully, and our very own Shaun who was the clown this year and had been hiding away until he came up to see us at the kids party.
After the Childrens disco we had a little break so that everyone could go back to their crypts and get ready for the evening entertainment which started again with Bingo and a quiz at 5.30. All the pumpkins were lit during the afternoon so that the judges could get a good view of them and make the difficult decision of who should win in each category... not an easy task!
We then gave out the prizes for all our competition winners and we hope we managed to get everyone's picture!
Dave Cass had everyone on the floor to finish the weekend entertainment off, preceded by our Cath who had our girls and the guests dancing away and re-living the summer festival with the Henlowettes theme song...
It wasn't all fun, some people even managed to go fishing during their stay and Tony Petty's son Mason even managed to catch a brown trout from the river Hiz alongside our lakes.
"Just home from another 4 day stay (4th time this year) at HBL, gtmreat time as usual, great entertainment on the Halloween nights, great fishing, my son Mason even caught a brown trout from the river, and a really big thanks for going the extra mile and decorating our pitch and the presents and card for my other son Baileys 7th birthday.
See you guys next year 😀"
"Always a great time at a Henlow. Halloween weekend so far is great. Great for adults and kids. Staff helpful and friendly with a little help for a little witch!!"
Bee Anchor was shooting her family and sent us some nice pictures from their weekend...
Regular camper Paulette Reid (the bearded lady from the video above LOL) was here with her family and grabbed some nice pictures...
Caroline, Jean, Sophie, Ness, Linda Duggan Breckon, the Scatty Ercas and Matt Bishop also let us have some pictures and we'll be making a full Halloween album on our Facebook page shortly.
In the meantime on behalf of the Curson Family, management and staff, we would like to thank all our guests who helped us have such a fantastic weekend and a special thanks to those who sent us pictures to use on here, on Twitter and on our Facebook page.
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We'll be sending out a mailshot announcing two more acts for the 2020 festival tomorrow which you'll recieve if you're on our database.