FAMILIES are invited to enjoy some spooky fun at Hartlebury Castle this Halloween.

People are invited to dress up in their favourite scary costume, follow the fangtastic Pumpkin Trail, make their very own wands to cast spells and stir up a potion.

Halloween fans can also select their own Hartlebury-grown pumpkin to carve and take home.

Visitors are asked to book their pumpkin by calling 01299 250416 to avoid disappointment.

Hartlebury Castle's Halloween celebration will run from Tuesday, October 26 to Saturday, October 30.

Pippa Ashmore, events officer at Hartlebury Castle said: "Hartlebury’s half term activity weeks are all about having fun with friends and family.

"The whole family can enjoy creative Halloween activities and the ever-popular pumpkin carving means you get your very own carved pumpkin for Halloween without the mess at home."

Normal admission charges apply each day plus £2 per child for the Halloween craft activities and £3.50 per person for pumpkin carving.

The pumpkin trail is included in admission.

People can visit www.hartleburycastle.com for full details of the activities each day and for visitor information.

Hartlebury Castle is a short drive from Worcester and Kidderminster and not far from the M5 junction 6.