The magnificent stately home near Grange-over-Sands is set to host a series of ghostly activities to celebrate the spookiest weekend of the year.

There will be lots to keep little ghouls spellbound with a fun pumpkin trail in place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 25, 26 and 27 for those keen to go in search of Jack-o-Lanterns through the award-winning gardens.

Meanwhile, The School of Magic - an immersive theatre experience set against the Gothic architecture of the 400-year-old hall itself - will go ahead at set times on Friday and Saturday.

Children are also being encouraged to arrive at Holker in Halloween fancy dress.

A giant selfie frame in The Courtyard will provide a perfect opportunity for photos - with images shared on social media using the hashtag #HauntedHolker in with a chance of winning tickets to meet Father Christmas at the hall on Sunday, December 8.

Heather added: “We would all love to see lots of little witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls here over the Halloween weekend, so come dressed up to be in with a chance of winning a prize.”

The School of Magic will take place at 10am to 11.30am, 12 noon to 1.30pm, 2.30pm to 4pm and from 4.30pm to 6pm.

Tickets must be booked and cost £12.50 per child, including admission for one accompanying adult. Tickets for additional accompanying adults cost £5.50. To book visit www.skiddle.com

The pumpkin trail costs £2 per child with an adult buying a Holker Hall garden ticket.