Experience a spooky Halloween in Cornwall at the home of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’. The film has remained close to our hearts here at The Headland and we will be celebrating with a rather grand and spooky October half-term.
The book ‘The Witches’ was written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake who famously contributed to many of the author’s books. It was published in 1983. The story follows the experiences of a young boy and his Norwegian grandmother in a world where child-hating evil witches secretly exist. In large parts, it was filmed here at The Headland and the cast were in residence for quite some time; Angelica Huston starred as the Grand High Witch, Rowan Atkinson played the hotel manager.
“The Headland Hotel on the north Cornish coast was the main setting of the 1987 film adaption of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, and its special afternoon tea stars a medley of white chocolate and coconut mice, chocolate witches’ hats with pumpkin mousse, blackberry jelly shots and meringue ghosts. You’ll even be able to chat with the Grand High Witch herself (though sadly not Anjelica Huston) each afternoon.” The Telegraph
Our head chef is currently preparing the likely features for this year’s Witches afternoon tea. We are immensely excited as last year proved incredibly popular. Expect to see a spookier top-tier in October with sumptuous ‘trick or treats’, mighty homemade Headland scones and bite-sized finger sandwiches.
Throughout October half-term, enjoy a fun schedule of children’s activities that are guaranteed to keep the little Headlanders (and big!) entertained. We ask that every child is accompanied by their parent.
COVID UPDATE: Provided equipment will undergo the same rigorous cleaning measures as our hotel. We may have to limit numbers in accordance with room size but this will be dependant on the current government guidelines surrounding social distancing. Please make yourself aware of the current announcement on the government website.