Showing posts with label scary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scary. 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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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.

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

Franky Stine in Bridlington

A Frankenstein's monster obstacle for Puttober.


Crazy Golf at the North Marine Putting Greens in Bridlington
Playing the Franky Stine hole on the Crazy Golf at the North Marine Putting Greens in Bridlington

A Couple of Putt's post for Day 24 of Puttober reminded me of the Franky Stine obstacle we played on the Crazy Golf course at the North Marine Putting Greens in Bridlington.


Crazy Golf at the North Marine Putting Greens in Bridlington
With Franky

That course was the 383rd we've played and 663th visited.


Crazy Golf at the North Marine Putting Greens in Bridlington
Emily playing at North Marine Gardens in Bridlington

While we were in Bridlington back in 2016 we also visited our 666th course at the Treasure Island Adventure Golf course.

It was certainly a unique course and one I got locked up in so I had to play a shot out of a prison cell!

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!

My lucky day

I popped out to buy some magic beans earlier and spotted this new place to buy lottery tickets.

National Lottery in the woods in Cheadle Hulme
Sketchy and Blair Witchy!

Luckily the Wallet Inspector stopped me before I ventured in.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

The scary month of Puttober

October is Puttober.


Mr Mulligan's Lost World Adventure Golf in Cheltenham
Skulls on a spike at Mr Mulligan's Lost World Adventure Golf in Cheltenham

Our friends Tom and Robin over at A Couple of Putts have been posting their favourite scary miniature golf holes and obstacles on social media this month using the hashtag #Puttober.


Teezers Retro Golf in Coventry
Do you want to play a game at Teezers Retro Golf in Coventry?

Getting in on the spirit of the season here are some of the haunted and Halloweeny courses we've found on our travels.


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

Our friend Trevor Robertson found this obstacle on the Grass Putting course at Marine Gardens in Worthing back in 2016
Our friend Trevor Robertson found this obstacle on the Grass Putting course at Marine Gardens in Worthing back in 2016

Hole 9 Clown & Out - the final hole of the Bozo course at Junkyard Golf in London
Hole 9 Clown & Out - the final hole of the Bozo course at Junkyard Golf in London

Hole 9 at Junkyard Golf in Manchester

Funder Park Adventure Golf course in Dawlish Warren
Inside a giant rock mouth at Funder Park Adventure Golf in Dawlish Warren!

Funder Park Adventure Golf course in Dawlish Warren
What a view

A grave on the Funder Park Adventure Golf course in Dawlish Warren
Brown bread

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

Slimer graffiti at Ghetto Golf in Newcastle

Toxic Waste warning at Junkyard Golf in Manchester

There are a LOT of Halloween-themed minigolf events going on in the run-up to the 31st October and on the big day itself. Check out my Halloween minigolf blog post here on the Ham and Egger Files and my guest blog post at Minigolfnews for more information.

Halloween minigolf
Are you playing any Halloween minigolf this year?

In October 2014 we headed to Mead Open Farm for a morning of fun on the farm. And some Crazy Golf! The course was the 350th we've played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 584th visited overall.

Getting a high-five off of a giant inflatable pumpkin witch
Getting a high-five off of a giant inflatable pumpkin witch at Mead Open Farm's Halloween event

The 9-hole course at Mead Open Farm was the last of the 'local' courses for us to play when we lived down in Bedfordshire and it was worth the wait 
Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm in Billington
Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm in Billington