HALF-TERM week at a Dorset attraction is on track to be a spooky spectacular as it coincides with Halloween.

A new wizard’s cave with magical entertainment – as well as the traditional steam-filled fun of face painting, balloon magic and brake van rides – will open at the Swanage Railway during autumn half-term.

Proceeds from the week are going towards the extension and on-going development of the steam railway which has been rebuilt from nothing since 1976 and last year carried more than 200,000 passengers.

Volunteers are staging the nine-day family fun week from Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 4.

They say passengers buying return tickets during the event will be entitled to unlimited travel on the day the tickets are used – and children under the age of five travel for free.

The new wizard’s cave is being created in the station building at Harman’s Cross.

There will be regular steam and diesel train services and brake van rides at Swanage station. For more information visit swanagerailway.co.uk