Showing posts with label Pumpkin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pumpkin. 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, October 28, 2019

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

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Halloween in the City 2019

A look at some of the monsters that have invaded Manchester city centre.


Manchester Halloween in the City 2019
The first monster I saw was atop the old Mayfield Station

Halloween in the City has kicked off and the city centre has been invaded by ten monsters.


Manchester Halloween in the City 2019
A monster on top of Next at the Manchester Arndale

I was in Manchester yesterday afternoon and managed to spot five of the beasts.


Manchester Halloween in the City 2019
Two of the monsters at Selfridges in Exchange Square

Emily and I are looking forward to finding them all this weekend.

Manchester Halloween in the City 2019
The Depot at Mayfield monster


Halloween in the City is a superb idea to get people out and about exploring Manchester.

Halloween in the City 2019
There's a dragon at The Printworks


Visit the Halloween in the City website for more information and to download the Monster Invasion: Return of the Monsters map.

Pretty much every tree in the city centre is full of pumpkins!
Pretty much every tree in the city centre is full of pumpkins!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Oh my gourd it's National Pumpkin Day!

Happy National Pumpkin Day 2017.

Last year we visited Southport Pleasureland - it was full of pumpkins!
Last year we visited Southport Pleasureland - it was full of pumpkins!

Check out my other pumpkin-related blog posts...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Happy Summerween!

Happy Summerween 2017.

Today is Summerween. Unless, like some people, you celebrate the summer version of Halloween on the second to last Friday of June. In which case happy Summerween for tomorrow.

Jack-o-melon for Summerween 2017

Related blog posts:
- Watermelons
- Halloween

Friday, October 14, 2016

GIANT pumpkin at the CW Shenton Farm Shop in Handforth

As a fan of the ludicrous - especially if it's advertising something - I was overjoyed to see the BIG inflatable pumpkin outside the CW Shenton Farm Shop on Wilmslow Road on my drive into Handforth today. Marvellous to see.

GIANT pumpkin at the CW Shenton Farm Shop in Handforth
The MASSIVE pumpkin was certainly eye catching

Check out this blog post that shows me photographed next to, on, or inside a number of ridiculous things.

A couple of Octobers ago we visited Mead Open Farm in Bedfordshire where I also got a high-five off of a giant inflatable pumpkin witch.

Related blog posts:
- We Sell Xmas Trees
- Pumpkins
- Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man

Link:
- CW Shenton Farm Shop

Sunday, October 09, 2016

A visit to Southport Pleasureland

Southport Pleasureland, the 'Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!'


We recently returned to Southport for the first time since September 2009 and we were pleasantly surprised to see that the Pleasureland theme park had reopened. Not only that, but it looked to be doing very well and they had really gone to town on the Halloween theming.

At Southport Pleasureland - the Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!
We survived the haunted maze at Southport Pleasureland

In fact they've gone so far as to declare themselves the 'Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!'

Southport Pleasureland - the Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!

I don't think I have ever seen so many pumpkins in one place before. There are thousands of them there!

Southport Pleasureland - the Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!
The pumpkins came in all shapes and sizes

Southport Pleasureland - the Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!
Plenty of characters too

Southport Pleasureland - the Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!
Some were ominously congregating

Others were on their own

Southport Pleasureland - the Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!
There were clowns

Halloween pumpkin at Southport Pleasureland
'Sleeping' ones

Halloween pumpkin at Southport Pleasureland
And more traditional Jack-o'-lanterns

Unfortunately since our previous visit the Moroccan Adventure Golf course has been removed as the park has had extensive changes made. The area that was once home to the minigolf course is now a pathway. A shame really.

The Adventure Golf course at Pleasureland Southport as it was just after the theme park had been left abandoned in 2009
The Adventure Golf course at Pleasureland Southport as it was just after the theme park had been left abandoned in 2009

Southport Pleasureland
What the same area looks like now

However, the rest of Pleasureland is great. We really enjoyed our wander round - especially the walk through the haunted maze.

The maze at Southport Pleasureland
We dared to enter the haunted maze

The maze at Southport Pleasureland
A view of the outside world from within the maze

The maze at Southport Pleasureland
We escaped - as did our shadows

The maze at Southport Pleasureland

Check out the Southport Pleasureland website for more information and opening times.

Southport Pleasureland

You can see the blog post from our visit to Pleasure Land in 2009 in our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour archives.

Southport is still home to plenty of other Crazy Golf options and a lot of other things to keep you entertained. We're looking forward to our next visit and keep 'em peeled for more blog posts from our trip to Southport that are coming up.

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