This Halloween looks set to be spookier than ever thanks to a brand new event from the National Trust for Scotland and Stoats.
Scotland’s largest conservation charity and the oats company have teamed up to create The Stoats Creepy Crawl, a brand new family event taking place at 11 National Trust for Scotland sites over the weekend of 27 – 29 October.
Families will explore gardens, woodlands, and grounds at some of Scotland’s top heritage sites to complete some traditional and some new Halloween challenges. ‘Crawlers’ will have to guise for their prize – singing a song or telling a joke to receive their goody bag, which includes a balloon, sticker, spooky specs and a Stoats Porridge Oat Bar.
Clare Willis, National Campaigns & Partnerships Manager at the National Trust for Scotland said: “Stoats and the National Trust for Scotland both care for some of Scotland’s top traditions, so it’s great to be working together on this fun event that celebrates our Halloween heritage.
“Halloween is becoming really popular across all our sites, so The Stoats Creepy Crawl will mean even more families can get involved in the fun this year. It’s a great chance to spend time outdoors together, celebrating and sharing the spooky stories and horrible history that Scotland has in abundance.”
Olivia Stone, Marketing Director at Stoats said: “We’re really excited to be partnering with conservation charity The National Trust for Scotland’s family Halloween events. As a Scottish company, it’s great to be supporting long-standing Halloween traditions, with a few new twists too. Our tasty porridge oat bars, made with premium Scottish oats and natural ingredients, make the perfect snack to keep little ones fuelled while out and about, enjoying some spooky fun. We hope everyone has an eerily awesome time on The Stoats Creepy Crawl!”
The Stoats Creepy Crawl takes place at Crathes Castle, Fyvie Castle, Newhailes, House of Dun, Falkland Palace, Bannockburn, Holmwood, Pollok House, Culzean Castle, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, and Brodick Castle. Check www.nts.org.uk for dates and prices.
Children are encouraged to come along in fancy dress, with prizes for the best costumes including Stoats goody bags and day passes for the National Trust Scotland.
Olivia (5) and Tom (7) MacDougall from Edinburgh create a witches brew, to launch The Stoats Creepy Crawl with the National Trust for Scotland.
As well as working together on The Stoats Creepy Crawl, the National Trust for Scotland and Stoats are also running a competition to win a ghostly getaway to Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire. Plus, 25 family memberships, 75 family day passes, and 25 Stoats goody bags are also up for grabs. For more information, visit www.eatstoats.com/creepycrawl.
About The National Trust for Scotland
The National Trust for Scotland is the charity that celebrates and protects Scotland’s heritage. It relies on the support of its members and donors to carry out its important work of caring for the natural and built heritage of Scotland for everyone to enjoy.
You can join the National Trust for Scotland for as little as £7.50 per month for a family. To become a member, visit http://www.nts.org.uk/Join/Benefits/.
All photos courtesy and copyright Rob McDougall