A LOCAL castle is preparing to go bat-ty to celebrate Halloween with a week of themed activities for all the family.

From Monday, October 23-Sunday, October 29, Sudeley Castle & Gardens is hosting a variety of scary events for its Halloweek extravaganza.

Spooky storytelling, batty crafts and creepy trails are sure to keep both young and old enthralled throughout half-term.

The Halloween highlight will be on Wednesday, October 25, the final Children’s Wednesday of the year, when the castle will welcome a very special visitor, Batman himself, complete with his iconic Batmobile.

Kim Gibbon, visitor services manager at Sudeley Castle & Gardens, said: “Halloweek is always a brilliant week of spooky celebrations here at the castle, and this year’s batty spectacular is set to be our most exciting half-term Halloweek yet!

“The castle and grounds are the perfect place to be at this time of year, as we often hear of sightings of a range of regular ‘visitors’ to the castle, so keep your eyes peeled for our resident ghosts. You never know who may make a surprise appearance over Halloween!”

Halloweek activities run from 10am-4pm daily are included with general admission price or season tickets.

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