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Join us at Ellisland for a ghostly day of Halloween fun for all the family. We are hosting a celebration in the spirit of the Bard himself wi’ merry sangs and unco tales!
The history of Halloween is steeped in Scottish traditions, Burns himself had an affiliation with the supernatural and references to this can be found across his work. Especially in his infamous tale Tam O’ Shanter that depicts a drunken Tam’s encounter with witches and warlocks on a cold market day in Ayr. Here at Ellisland you can walk the paths and take in the surroundings where the poet conjured the infamously spooky tale.
Take part in our guising parade where the best costumes will win prizes. There will be hot food and beverages available to purchase on the day as well as an array of home baking. Families can also participate in activities such as Dookin for apples, arts n crafts, an unlucky dip and try and pin the tail on Meg! There will be a roaring fire pit to warm yourself by while you are serenaded by traditional music from local musicians.
No need to book just come along on the day
Accessibility Details: Cobblestones in the farm yard can be uneven, toilets are accessible via a ramp, there are two steps into the farm cottage and a wheelchair ramp can be provided on request.
Age Restriction: All ages