Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Friday, September 11, 2020

Halloween Minigolf

A look at Halloween-themed miniature golf courses and events in 2020.


A pumpkin golf ball from UrbanCrazy

I'm a big fan of Halloween and always looking out for themed events and activities in the run-up to the scary season. It'll certainly be an interesting one this year for sure!

Haunted Mini-Golf

Hidden Oaks Family Fun Center in East Liverpool, Ohio, USA is running The Hidden Haunted Trail & Mini-Golf this year, with the Haunted Mini-Golf teeing-off today (Friday 11th September).


If you know of any Halloween-themed minigolf courses or events please get in touch via the comments below.

Check out my other Halloween-related blog posts.


Last year our friends Tom and Robin over at A Couple of Putts shared their favourite scary miniature golf holes and obstacles on social media during October using the hashtag #Puttober.

Our friend Pat at The Putting Penguin is also a big fan of Halloween and themed minigolf.

Scary minigolf from our travels

We've seen some nice haunted obstacles and theming on course on our travels.

The Haunted House section of Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington in Cheshire
A spectretator watches me putt in Warrington

The Haunted House section of Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington in Cheshire
A bad putt could be a grave mistake

The Haunted House section of Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington in Cheshire
Hole 7 - doesn't look too lucky

The Haunted House section of Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington in Cheshire
Scary!

Emily playing The Smuggler's Jail hole on the Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf course at Stonham Barns in Suffolk
Emily playing The Smuggler's Jail hole on the Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf course at Stonham Barns in Suffolk

Rest in Peace on hole 14 at Teezers Retro Golf in Coventry
Rest in Peace on hole 14 at Teezers Retro Golf in Coventry

Slimer graffiti at Ghetto Golf in Newcastle
Slimer graffiti at Ghetto Golf in Byker, Newcastle

Halloween last year

It was a different time last year and there were some excellent Halloween events taking place.

Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters
Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters was a brilliant trail as part of Halloween in the City 

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston
I got to see Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston, Greater Manchester last year too

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Today is Summerween!

Happy Summerween.


Summerween is celebrated annually on the 22nd June.

Will you be carving a Summerween Jack-o-Melon today?
Will you be carving a Summerween Jack-o-Melon today?

The quirky holiday is also on the second to last Friday of the month of June. That was last Friday.

So you get two bites of the cherry (or should that be watermelon) to celebrate the made up event.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Happy Summerween!

Today is Summerween.


A Summerween Jack-o-Melon
A Summerween Jack-o-Melon

Summerween is celebrated annually on the second to last Friday of the month of June.

The quirky event is also on the 22nd June. So you get two bites of the cherry (or should that be watermelon) to celebrate it.

Typically it's a very rainy and grey day here in Cheadle Hulme. Let's hope we get some sunny summer weather on Monday.

A Halloween pumpkin golf ball from UrbanCrazy
I'm a big fan of Halloween. It'll be an interesting one this year for sure!

Monday, June 08, 2020

Happy Ghostbusters Day

Ghostbusters was released in the USA on this day in 1984.


This photo was taken at the Eden Square shopping centre in Urmston, Greater Manchester last Halloween.

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Ecto-1a in Urmston
Celebrating Halloween in Urmston last year

I'm so glad I went along to see the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Ecto-1a.

Who knows when the next retailtainment event like it will take place...

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Dates for your diary - Summerween 2020

Summerween is celebrated annually on the 22nd June, or the second to last Friday of the month.

Summerween Jack-o-Melon
Will you be carving a Jack-o-Melon this Summerween?

In 2020 Summerween is on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd June.

Watermelons at Cheadle Superstore on Councillor Lane
I think one of these very large watermelons at Cheadle Superstore on Councillor Lane would last me for both Summerweens

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween 2019. We hope you have a brilliant day and night.

Halloween-themed minigolf
Are you playing some Halloween-themed minigolf today?

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween in the USA - Part VII

A look at some fantastic Halloween decorations from the USA.


Halloween decorations at Home Depot
A range of haunted inflatables at Home Depot

Emily was recently in the US and while there spotted some awesome Halloween decorations.


Haunted Halloween Computers at Target
Haunted computers at Target

Unfortunately there wasn't enough room in her luggage to bring any back.


Halloween decorations at Target
Scary inflatables at Target

Halloween decorations at Walmart
Halloween inflatables at Walmart

Halloween decorations at Home Depot
Haunted inflatables at Home Depot

Halloween decorations at Home Depot
A haunted pirate ship at Home Depot

Halloween decorations at Home Depot
Skellington Pumpkin at Home Depot

Halloween decorations at Home Depot
A headless horseman at Home Depot

Haunted Computer at Target
The brilliant Haunted Computer at Target







Check out my blog post about Halloween-themed minigolf courses and events to see what's been happening in the scary world of minigolf.

Our friends Tom and Robin at A Couple of Putts also created the hashtag #Puttober to share all things Halloweeney at miniature golf courses.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Halloween in the City monster at Screamfields in Manchester

A look at the Halloween in the City monster at Spinningfields in Manchester.


The tentacled monster at Spinningfields
The tentacled monster at Spinningfields


One of the monsters on the Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters art trail is at Screamfields, aka Spinningfields.

Halloween in the City monster at Screamfields in Manchester
Some very find gardening

Halloween in the City monster at Screamfields in Manchester
Pest control will need a lot of bug spray to get rid of this monster

'Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters' continues until Halloween night. Visit the Halloween in the City website for more information.

Halloween in the USA - Part VI

A look at some tremendous Halloween decorations from the USA.


Emily was recently in the US and while there spotted some fantastic Halloween decorations.


A skellington pumpkin at Home Depot
A skellington pumpkin!

There are now only 3 days to Halloween!


Unfortunately there wasn't enough room in her luggage to bring any of the great stuff back.

A haunted pirate ship at Home Depot
A haunted pirate ship at Home Depot

Check out my blog post about Halloween-themed minigolf courses and events to see what's happening.

Our friends at A Couple of Putts created the hashtag #Puttober to share all things Halloweeney at miniature golf courses.

Unfortunately there wasn't enough room in her luggage to bring any of the wonderful decorations back to decorate our house with.

Manchester's Halloween in the City

Following the Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters art trail.



We had a brilliant day out in Manchester yesterday and followed the Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters art trail around the city.


Look up! Look out! Beware!

The Mayfield Depot monster

The Royal Exchange monster

A monster on Ducie Street

Halloween in the City is a brilliant way to get people out and about exploring Manchester.


The entrance to the Poisonous Maze!

A grim sign for MCR

'Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters' continues until Halloween night. Visit the Halloween in the City website for more information.




Saturday, October 26, 2019

Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Happy National Pumpkin Day 2019.

Pumpkins at Pleasureland Southport
Will you be decorating or eating a pumpkin today?

Related blog posts:
- Pumpkins

Friday, October 25, 2019

Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters

Halloween in the City is up and running.


Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters
This Manchester street scene looks a little different to normal

It was very nice to see one of the invading monsters appear above the Treetop Adventure Golf sign at The Printworks in Manchester city centre.


Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters
A brilliant inflatable

There are ten monsters to spot as part of Halloween in the City.


Manchester Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters
Some of the monsters I saw on my trip into Manchester

Check out my blog post for a look at Treetop Adventure Golf at The Printworks.


Related blog posts:
Halloween in the City 2019
Treetop Adventure Golf at The Printworks in Manchester

Ghostbusters in Urmston

Seeing Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston, Greater Manchester!


Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston
Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston

Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters were on display at the Eden Square Shopping Centre in Urmston, Greater Manchester today.


I had to go along for a look.



Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston
Uh oh!

What a brilliant way to kick off Halloween celebrations.

Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston
What a sight!

Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston
What a scene!

Ecto-1a and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Urmston
What an inflatable!

Ecto-1a in Urmston
What a car!

Ecto-1a in Urmston
Who ya gonna call?

If you've seen - or got - any BIG Halloween inflatables do let me know!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Halloween in the USA - Part V

A look at some brilliant Halloween decorations from the USA.


Emily was recently in the US and while there spotted some excellent inflatable Halloween decorations.


Inflatable Halloween decorations at Walmart in New Jersey
Inflatable Halloween decorations at Walmart in New Jersey

There are now only 7 days to Halloween!


Unfortunately there wasn't enough room in her luggage to bring any back to decorate our house with.

Check out my blog post about Halloween-themed minigolf courses and events to see what's happening.

Our friends Robin and Tom at A Couple of Putts have also created the hashtag #Puttober to share all things Halloweeney at miniature golf courses.