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Oct, 2019

Halloween Trail: The Curious Case of Mildred Hester

£2
Sat, 19th Oct at 10:00 am to Sun, 3rd Nov at 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Half-term Halloween trail for children in Somerset
Investigate the mysterious disappearance of Lady Mildred Hester this October half-term at Hestercombe. Step back in time to 31st October 1860. A guest of the family has disappeared in the gardens at Hestercombe and the Head Gardener Terrence needs your help finding her. Become a detective as you search high and low, crack the riddles and solve the mystery of Mildred’s disappearance. Collect a reward from the Ticket Office at the end. £2 per trail, plus normal admission. Adults aren’t…

Murder Mystery Trail: The Curious Case of Mildred Hester

free with normal garden admission; members free
Sat, 19th Oct at 10:00 am to Sun, 3rd Nov at 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Adults aren’t left out of the fun this Halloween at Hestercombe – a more challenging version of our Halloween trail is available for all seasoned detectives out there. If you enjoy a whodunit murder mystery, this is a trail for you. Help Inspector Dutchcroft find the culprit behind the murder of Mildred Hester, a (fictional) guest at Hestercombe in 1860. Meet the main suspects, uncover motives and examine the alibis before making up your mind about who murdered Mildred. Normal…

Penny Dreadful: Halloween Family Theatre

Wed, 30th Oct at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
There are chills and chuckles in abundance with this original one-woman show featuring Sweeney Todd’s partner in crime, Mrs Lovett. Be appalled by a plethora of other grotesque characters from the grisly pages of the Victorian era’s penny dreadful papers in a theatrical comedy suitable for children and the young at heart. Performed by the ‘Don’t Go into the Cellar!’ theatre company, the show will take place in the Bampfylde Hall at Hestercombe. Booking is advised. This performance is suitable…