Last night the DDO family attended the Betty's Farm Halloween Spooktacular 2015, what's not to love - a reason to dress up, be out in the dark and get spooked walking around a very dark farm!
Arriving at 6pm we were met by the lovely Tamara and Katie who gave us all the information we needed to know about the night ahead so we were prepared for the fun to come.
We had a seat for 10 minutes and got caught up on all the upcoming events at Betty's Farm (all listed on this very site) whilst all the other guests came ... there must have been 150-200 people attending which was fantastic and helped create a really special atmosphere.
The first treat was the spooky hunt around the unlit chicken farm where we squelched round in our wellington's to find ghosts, pumpkins, eyes and GIANT spiders. This took around 20 minutes with a prize for the kids at the end.
After we de-chicken poop'ed our boots we went back to the marquee for some grub. But this was no party food, we were treated to a choice of slow cooked prok or beef, hotdogs or burgers with a range of salads, coleslaw etc on the side ... if you've never been to an event at Betty's the food itself is worth the entrance fee!
We scoffed our grub, Lola had a slush and we listened to some Halloween disco songs.
Next came the main event, Juan'Ca the fire entertainer. He was really, really, REALLY bloomin' good. He was funny, charming and a lot of fun. At a very windy farm in the dark he took risk after risk to entertain the crowd of families. He was on for about 30/40 minutes which just flew past; if you ever have the opportunity to see him I insist that you jump at that chance; he was such a crowd pleaser to young and old.
The fancy dress competition was a tough call with Juan the guest judge; unfortunately no prizes were won by the DDO clan.
Toffee apple, coffee and cake to finish before the short trip back to Derby.
We really hope that you find this website useful in helping you plan a family day out. Whilst we try our absolute hardest to ensure all of the information is correct and up to date, we highly recommend you call ahead of any planned visit to check opening times and prices etc. We don't want any disappointed families! (Oh and check the weatherbefore you set off!)