It’s the spooky season! It’s time to get into the Halloween spirit with some fun activities that you can do in the garden as a family. Your garden is the perfect place to get up to some Halloween hi-jinks, so here at North Valley Composites, we’ve put together a list of Halloween themed activities that you can do with the whole family! Batify your garden (temporarily!) Here’s a fun fact to add to your Halloween themed repertoire of knowledge – there are 17 different species of bats found in Britain, and they’re an animal we commonly associate with dark, scary locations and vampires, so what better time than Halloween to celebrate them? If you’re looking for a little bit of spooky entertainment, wrap up warm and head out for a walk one night and see if you can spot any! If you can, try and head towards more woodland areas on your walk, as this is where you’re most likely to spot them. During the day, bats like to hide in dark places like in hollow trees, caves and crevices. So, why not consider building a small bat box to persuade them to visit your garden? If you’re handy, this could be a fun activity for you to do with your kids. If not, you can always purchase one! Another great bat themed activity for you to consider is making some banners to hang in your garden. This is much safer than building a bat box, and might be the best option for smaller children that might be a bit fearful of actual bats! Classic pumpkin carving This is a Halloween classic that we’ve all done at some point. It’s the perfect activity for getting in the Halloween spirit, plus, a carved pumpkin makes for a great temporary Halloween decoration. To get underway, get together plenty of newspaper, a small knife, and something to scoop the insides of the pumpkin out. Start by cutting a hole around the stem of the pumpkin, and ensure it’s big enough for your kids to put their hands in. Scoop out all the insides out, then with careful supervision, let your children carve the pumpkins to their hearts content. If they make a mess of it, no problem! You can always patch it up with masking tape and pass it off as a mummy themed lantern! Apple bobbing This classic Halloween game dates all the way back to Celtic times, and it’s great fun for all the family. It’s also really simple to set-up – just fill a bucket or tub with water and drop in some apples. The aim of the game is to catch one with your teeth, without using your hands! This is a great game that the whole family can enjoy. Plus, the apples can be converted into seasonal treats, toffee apples, afterward. Of course, these are just some suggestions to get your Halloween head on. If you’re looking for suggestions on how to implement quality composite gate and fence boards into your garden though, then you’re in the right place. Our composite fencing is the low-maintenance option that can keep your space looking at its very best for a decade or more. What’s more, we provide composite fencing in a variety of different colours like Golden Oak, Driftwood, Birch Grey, and Black Ash. And if you need any help narrowing down your options, that’s what we’re here for. If you’ve got any questions or need any advice, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01282 677300 to talk to a friendly member of our team, and we’ll be only too happy to see how we can help.