Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Carving out Half-Term Fun; Familylife MUMDAY

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Carving out Half-Term Fun; Familylife MUMDAY

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IT'S Halloween and half term this week. So keep the kids bubbling with excitement with SARAH DALE'S ghoulishly good ideas.

Spooky Halloween walk | TONIGHT at Newham Grange Leisure Farm in Coulby Newham, a spooktastic walk is taking place from 6-8pm. Book your slot on 01642 515729. Tickets cost PS3 for adults, PS2 for children. Or head down to Preston Park Museum in Eaglescliffe on Wednesday for a fright night walk either 6-7pm or 7-8pm. Tickets are PS4.50 each (under-fives free) from Preston Park Museum's gift shop, 01642 527375 or at Stockton Tourist Information Centre, 01642 528130.

Go outside for a nature walk | WHILE in the fresh air, pick up acorns and leaves along the way to create collages or make a cute acorn owls. You'll need: acorns; felt scraps (or coloured paper); glue and paintbrush; scissors. Cut out eyes, beak and wings. Glue body parts onto acorn. Cut out a branch, flower, leaves or other fun accessories. www.reallykidfriendly.com Give face painting a go | TRY this step-by-step guide to create a monster look. Use a damp sponge, to apply green paint to the whole face, making sure the child's eyes are shut. With a brush paint on red eyebrows. Paint two lines across each cheek and crease lines at the corner of each eye. Paint on white fangs at each corner of the mouth and draw a line as a highlight on each eyebrow. With black outline the fangs and paint the lower lip. Finish by adding dots all over the face. Halloween Face Painting Kit, PS12.49, www.snazaroo.com Become a zombie for Zombified! at Middlesbrough's mima | On Thursday from 5-7pm arrive at mima in costume or be transformed into a fantastic but horrifying zombie. The 'living dead' will show visitors around mima's exhibitions at the free drop-in event and you can pose for a gory life drawing. Cleveland College of Art and Design students will be filming throughout so you may find yourself the lead zombie in an online movie trailer. …

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