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Witches stirring up trouble at The Headland

Published October 9th, 2020

The Headland in Newquay will be celebrating the spookiest time of year this October with its Halloween-themed Witches Afternoon Tea, accompanied by regular visits from the Grand High Witch.

Famous as the setting for the 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, The Headland will be offering its three-tier themed afternoon tea throughout October. The Grand High Witch is in residence every weekend throughout the month, and every day between 16 and 31 October.

The Witches Afternoon Tea includes three tiers of savoury and sweet treats, including white chocolate and coconut mice, chocolate witches’ hats with pumpkin mousse, blackberry jelly shots, and meringue ghosts.

It is priced at £22.50 per adult and £12.50 per child, with a range of chilling cocktails, spooky mocktails and themed coffees also on offer throughout the month.

Owner Carolyn Armstrong, said: “We love this time of year. It is wonderful to see our guests’ faces when the Grand High Witch arrives as they enjoy their afternoon tea, and we all get to have some fun with a fantastic piece of The Headland’s history.

“The hotel will be decorated ready for Halloween, and we will be screening the original The Witches film throughout half term, giving both parents and children the chance to relive the film’s many magical moments.”

The Witches Afternoon Tea can be combined with an overnight stay at The Headland, which has a range of luxurious hotel rooms and suites overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and a village of five-star self-catering cottages.

During their visit, Little Headlanders can enjoy a range of Halloween-themed activities, including broomstick riding, black cat hunting, and pumpkin decorating. Guests of all ages can take part in a surfing, stand up paddle boarding or coasteering lesson with The Surf Sanctuary.

Those staying overnight enjoy complimentary use of The Headland’s five-bubble rated spa and The Aqua Club, The Headland’s new £10 million swimming and wellbeing centre with six pools, a sun terrace, and a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant.

The Headland’s Halloween celebrations will be carried out in accordance with government guidelines, with rigorous cleaning and social distancing measures in place.

Bed and breakfast breaks at The Headland start at £155 per night based on two people sharing a room, with three-night cottage breaks starting at £145 per night.

Reservations for both the Witches Afternoon Tea and Halloween breaks can be made by contacting The Headland on 01637 872211.

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