Will you be able to spot them all? We spent a good 3 hours at the castle which included having a picnic in the picnic area (you can buy food from the shop if you wish to). … into our new Labyrinth of Dungeons! Mountfitchet Castle – Halloween event – Essex. more. Within the castle are lots of chickens and geese which again roam free.It is very steep in places and uneven so could be a problem for pushchair and wheelchairs.The toy museum is great for a bit of nostalgia and the kids enjoyed looking at the displays.The only let down which I can't really blame on the castle is the parking. Parking is pretty cheap (2.40GBP for 6 hours). Saturday, 22 October 2016 TBC £8.50 View Website Contact Organiser; Save to calendar 2016-10-22 00:00:00 2016-10-22 00:00:00 Europe/London Halloween Pumpkin Trail at Mountfitchet Castle Halloween Pumpkin Trail....will you be able to hunt down all the pumpkins?? General Admission Prices & Opening Times; Frequent Visitor Pass; Schools & Groups. As I said, it is very educational. Entrance includes the castle and toy museum which filled around 3 hours for us. Address: 12 Grove Hill, Stansted CM24 8SP. Mountfitchet Castle (Image: Mountfitchet Castle) Mountfitchet Castle are running a spooky Halloween trail this year. We had a great time here and I would really recommend planning for a few hours to explore and poke around the exhibit. Lots of great detail panels explaining the different areas of the inner and outer baileys. The kids enjoyed the hands on activities and there are great photo opportunities everywhere. Once you have negotiated the animals, you walk up quite a steep slope to the castle and it is laid out how it was back when it was first built. Parking is in the train station car park (there are 4 car parks here: NHS, residents, short stay (2 hours) and long stay). We arrived at midday during half term and could not find a space. Adult £12, child £10. I was sold there and then). At £39 for four including a bag of animal feed it is not a bad price.On entrance there are deer and goats which you can hand feed. It is a very educational place and even we learned that rabbits were an introduced species to the UK…..who knew. Guests will also be able to explore the new Labyrinth of Dungeons. Winter at Mountfitchet Castle; Childrens Parties; Awards; Latests News; Visitor Comments; Your Visit. The curling woodsmoke really brings to life the place and the animals (for whom you can buy feed! Mountfitchet Castle updated their cover photo. I was sold there and then). Lovely tearoom, have seen the gift shop better stocked on previous vists, but had a great day, and will return in the summer. It was also halloween half term with an added pumpkin trail and activities. Visited here with my fiancee and 6 year old son (who is very hard to please and gets bored easily) but we all had a great time and stayed at the castle for around 4.5 hours which included the toy museum and haunted house attraction too.This place is brilliant and often we have passed the sign post on the M11 and today we decided to visit and we were not in any way disappointed. Montfichet's Tower (also known as Montfichet's Castle and/or spelt Mountfitchet's or Mountfiquit's) was a Norman fortress on Ludgate Hill in London, between where St Paul's Cathedral and City Thameslink railway station now stand. Very good value. It is also grouped in with three other car parks so you have to make sure you are in the right one.I would suggest getting there early or risk a walk from a car park further away.The pumpkin trail was very food and the kids received a prize once completed.Good day out and the kids enjoyed themselves. You've read the reviews, looked at their brochure, its all correct!! It’s a great place to step back in time. Visited here with my fiancee and 6 year old son (who is very hard to please and gets bored easily) but we all had a great time and stayed at the castle for around 4.5 hours which included the toy museum and haunted house attraction too.This place is brilliant and often we have passed the sign post on the M11 and today we decided to visit and we were not in any way disappointed. At £39 for four including a bag of animal feed it is not a bad price.On entrance there are deer and goats which you can hand feed. read more, We were looking for something to do on our way home. On arrival we were offered a mulled wine for some extra courage as we took our seats in the waiting area where we were greeted by a “professor”, a specialist of disease. 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We went on a rainy half term day and during Covid 19. That takes nothing away from the castle or museum because it was still great.Once you pay, you go through into the castle grounds and when through one of the gates, there are animals roaming around including peacocks, geese, hens, goat and deer. The castle is in around 6 acres of land and there are a lot of up and downs on grass and some wonky steps so certainly this place is not wheelchair accessible or even accessible for people who have difficulty in walking (I guess the Normans didn’t think of that when they invaded in 1066). You've read the reviews, looked at their brochure, its all correct!! more. The castle itself was built in the years immediately following the Norman Conquest by Robert Gernon, Duke of Boulogne. Address: Mountfitchet Castle Website: www.mountfitchetcastle.com. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Helena Westerman, 24, was playing a 'mad scientist and zombie' at Mountfitchet Castle, Essex when she claims she was hit in the mouth by a deactivated grenade thrown by another actor. It was also halloween half term with an added pumpkin trail and activities. As I said, it is very educational. We arrived at midday during half term and could not find a space. This event has ended. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Military Bases & Facilities, Historic Sites. Largely outside so wouldn't be great on a rainy day though. You can walk around with or without a torch. We planned our stay at Mountfitchet Castle around the train times. This was our first visit to Mountfirchet Castle and we visited with my 3 and 5 year old children. We spent similar time here as well before they closed circa 5.00ish. The castle is in around 6 acres of land and there are a lot of up and downs on grass and some wonky steps so certainly this place is not wheelchair accessible or even accessible for people who have difficulty in walking (I guess the Normans didn’t think of that when they invaded in 1066). Guests will also be able to explore the new Labyrinth of Dungeons. First documented in the 1130s, it was probably built in the late 11th century. Halloween 2020 - Stansted Mountfitchet 24th October-1st November 2020. The defences were strengthened during the revolt of 1173–1174 against Henry II. Very odd sensation indeed but I am a believer in the paranormal so there is some truth in it. Nearest Train Station: Stansted Mounfitchet Train Station. The curling woodsmoke really brings to life the place and the animals (for whom you can buy feed! Visited today with 3 children. We went on a rainy half term day and during Covid 19. Again lady up there was very polite. There are quite a few buildings and areas to explore including the privy, prison, hell hole, bakery, tannery, great hall, brewery and a couple of towers to climb as well. The toy museum houses some 80,000 toys and artefacts mainly from the 20th century. That takes nothing away from the castle or museum because it was still great.Once you pay, you go through into the castle grounds and when through one of the gates, there are animals roaming around including peacocks, geese, hens, goat and deer. It opens from 1000-1700 but you need at least 3 hours to do all of it. We had a great time here and I would really recommend planning for a few hours to explore and poke around the exhibit. We found there was lots of things to do and... Entry is limited for social distancing, and hygiene stations are scattered throughout. The castle is a unique all weather heritage entertainment complex. Stansted Mountfitchet Castle, also termed simply Mountfitchet Castle, is a Norman ringwork and bailey fortification in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, England. Mountfitchet Castle's Fun Halloween Event 2020 Everyday from Sat 24th Oct to Sun 1st Nov Follow the Lost Knights of Mountfitchet Castle Treasure Trail plus … 10am-5pm. The grounds were cleared to reveal the original earthworks and mounds and after years of battling with planners, in 1980 the work began to reconstruct Mountfitchet Castle. We found there was lots of things to do and... We were looking for something to do on our way home. ALL of them. Grab your best searching buddy and start hunting. read more. Mountfitchet Castle was also briefly used by the Royalist Army to King Charles in the English Civil War (17th C). And my older children gave it a 9/10 and a 10/10 :). She along with the other animals are very tame and can be hand fed (food was purchased for 1GBP from the ticket office. Once you have negotiated the animals, you walk up quite a steep slope to the castle and it is laid out how it was back when it was first built. Parking is in the train station car park (there are 4 car parks here: NHS, residents, short stay (2 hours) and long stay). There are quite a few buildings and areas to explore including the privy, prison, hell hole, bakery, tannery, great hall, brewery and a couple of towers to climb as well. During the October half-term you can follow the Mountfitchet Castle Halloween Pumpkin Trail around the open air museum. When? To secure his estates he built an earth and timber ringwork at Stansted which evolved into his family seat. It’s located opposite a car park, and there were plenty of spaces on the day we visited. Very good value. 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