WITH Halloween just around the corner, there are plenty of spook-tacular events for families to get their teeth into in Test Valley.

Children can visit a popular theme park near Romsey, which will be festooned with thousands of pumpkins and straw hay bales.

Residents can also enjoy a spooky owl show at a bird park and even participate in an outdoor art trail.

Here's your guide to what's on.

  1. Paultons Park's Peppa Pig Halloween event in Ower will be running until November 2. The theme park will be decorated with thousands of pumpkins and straw hay bales, transporting guests into a brightly decorated autumnal scene.
  2. The Army Flying Museum in Middle Wallop is giving out a Hallowe'en Bats Craft Pack and Military Cap Badges Craft Pack this half term - from October 26 to October 30. Inside the bats pack will be all children need to create a tissue paper stained glass bat to put in their window, complete with glow in the dark stars. There will also be a bat fact sheet and word search. The Military Cap Badges Craft Pack will feature a complete badge and pin set, including three separate designs to colour in so children can make their own. The packs can be picked up between 10am and 4.30pm from the museum.
  3. Fans of the hit TV show, Dracula, can visit a country estate near Romsey where the remake of an iconic Gothic novel was filmed. The National Trust-owned Mottisfont was the backdrop of Sister Agatha's workshop, which was filmed in the building's Cellarium. The gruesome show was filmed on-site in April and July for a total of around two weeks.
  4. Until November 1, Mottisfont will be holding a harvest-themed trail. These self-led activities include looking at nature's patterns, dancing like a falling leaf, as well as finding inspiration in the trees for poems and pictures.
  5. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, will be showing off their new planting project that will make up a new autumn feature close to the Visitor Pavilion. Valley of Fire will feature a scene of red and scarlet North American Maples, Sweet Gum (Liquidambar) and cherry trees that are tinted orange-red.
  6. The Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover will be running their Spooky Owl Show from Saturday October 24 to Sunday 1 November. With tales of folklore and traditions, spooky decorations and ghoulish goings on, the charity will be celebrating these night hunters in their special flying display.