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Zip wire teddies at Corfe Castle

Zip wire teddies at Corfe Castle

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

TEDDIES and pumpkins are taking to the air at Corfe Castle this half-term.

Families can support the brave bears of the Ready, Teddy Go Club who will be riding the zip wire from the keep to the south west gatehouse.

This time they will be getting into the Halloween spirit by donning spooky capes and riding broomsticks.

Pam White, Corfe Castle visitor experience officer said: “The teddies are always very popular whenever they fly.”

Meanwhile, the teddies are starring in their very own action epic – where Eagles Bear. The bears have even become an internet sensation with their own YouTube video which tells the story of three brave bears and their adventures in the castle.

Ms White added: “They enjoyed their starring roles in the YouTube video and they’ve also been looking forward to trying out their Halloween costumes – complete with broomsticks and capes.”

Youngsters can take along their own teddies to try the zip wire challenge – every teddy gets a bravery certificate and membership of the Ready, Teddy Go Club.

The teddies take to the air until Sunday, November 4, between 11am and 3.30pm.

Visitors can see a replica medieval siege engine flinging missiles across the outer bailey everyday of half-term between noon and 2pm. On Sunday it will be firing real pumpkins.

There is also a spooky Halloween family trail to follow. All half-term events are free but normal admission charges apply.

To watch the video, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/corfe-castle.

The main route to the castle is through Wareham via the A351.

Where to go during half term

Tales of Terror at the Old Town Hall, Weymouth: A week of family-friendly tales of mystery, intrigue, ghosts, ghouls, murder and unfortunate endings, from 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. Tomorrow is the last day. Adult tickets £5, children’s tickets £3, 01305 858411

Face your Fears, Weymouth Sea Life Centre, Lodmoor Country Park: Get up close and personal with some of the nation’s most feared creatures, open daily from 10am, 01305 761070.

Halloween at Monkey World, Wareham: Dorset’s Monkey World will be playing host to lots of Halloween fun until Sunday. There will be a Halloween trail through the park. For more information visit monkeyworld.org, 01929 462537.

Spooktacular at Sandworld, Weymouth, Lodmoor Country Park: The attraction is embracing Halloween in the final week of the season which includes sand pumpkin carving, open daily from 10am until Saturday.

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