Fancy a BEANO-inspired Halloween Half Term Quest?

Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight is to host a BEANO Halloween Quest next month, a half term treat for fans of Dennis, Minnie and company.

Beano Halloween Quest 2022

Running daily from 15th – 30th October, gather your little monsters, book tickets online, and prepare for a ghoulishly good day out at Carisbrooke Castle. Follow Dennis, Gnasher and friends to solve creepy clues on the fun family quest around the grounds.

Then, meet costumed performers to hear tall tales of the strange, the supernatural and the downright silly.

“With so much spooky stuff to see and do, it’s a phantomtastic, great value day out for families,” the castle’s website announcement declares.

Admission to the event is included in the standard admission ticket price. If you are an English Heritage member, then your ticket will be free. You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

Carisbrooke Castle

Sitting high and proud at the heart of the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle has been an artillery fortress, king’s prison and a royal summer residence. Today, it’s the quintessential romantic castle, with plenty to see and enjoy in the fresh open air. Experience far reaching panoramic views from high castle walls, or wander the moat to discover King Charles I’s bowling green. Enjoy the tranquil Princess Beatrice Garden and stunning St Nicholas’ Chapel, all before before meeting the adorable Carisbrooke donkeys.

• BEANO Hallowe’en Quest 10.00am – 5.00pm 15th – 30th October 2022, Carisbrooke Castle, Newport, Isle of Wight, South East | English Heritage members Free; Adult £12.80; Child, 5-17 years, £7.60; Concession, £11.50; Family (2 Adults), £33.20; Family (1 Adult), £20.40 | Tickets are for this event are cheaper if you book in advance

If you purchase a walk up ticket on the day of the event, the ticket price will be higher than those listed here

With thanks to Norman Boyd for the heads up

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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