We had such a fantastic day yesterday I just had to share – yesterday we headed up to Sherdley Park in St Helens for a Spooky Welly Walk – oraganised by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. I had not heard of the Spooky Welly Walk until my sister in law mentioned they were going earlier this week and invited us to go.


I am so glad we did – we had a wonderful day out, despite the weather being grey and rainy, though Boo was not impressed that she had to wear her coat which covered her funky witch costume and cape! And even better, we raised some money for a great cause too.

We got off to a bit of a rocky start as Boo was on the verge of sleep when we arrived (it was over an hours drive for us) and she didn’t want to wear her wristband or join in at the first few stalls (biscuit making and spider lollipop making) which was a shame, but there were plenty of other fun things for her to do at all the different stands.


There was an area with lots of pumpkins and spooky props and people there to take family photos, which was a nice touch. Though the only photos we got from there featured a very very grumpy Boo!

We then reached the Yukky Dip – and I am not sure if it just so happened that Boo woke up properly then, or the prospect of sticking her hand in a great big pool of goo that cheered her up – but she dived in! And spent a good five minutes fishing lots of Halloween goodies out of the goo. She won a prize (as did everyone else!) and had great fun.


The next thing was a throwing game, which Boo loved and she got her beanbag in the hole first time! She won another prize and was very proud that she got the beanbag in the pirates mouth!

There were so many stands and things so do, including trying out some golf! And most of them were included in the cost of your entry which was £5 each and under 2’s go free. We had a fab family day out for £15. We did pay for Boo to go on a carousel (but it was only £1.50). She had a great time sat on the top of the bus and she didn’t stop smiling.

Spooky Welly Walk fun

We also were lucky that we hit the Spooky Story Tent just in time for the Spooky Pantomime – which was very funny and Boo was really engaged and was shouting out the answers (and trying to give the secret away too!) and at 20 minutes it was the perfect length for little ones.

As we reached the finish line Boo got a lovely medal which she is very proud of and keeps showing us all. The weather might have been grey but it couldn’t spoil the Spooky Welly Walk and it was lovely to see lots of little ones dressed up in their spooky best and having lot of fun, raising money for a great cause!


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