As the home to 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 that you and the family won’t want to miss.

The Witches at The Headland Hotel

The film ‘The Witches’ was written by Roald Dahl and published in 1983, and illustrated by Quentin Blake who famously contributed to many of the authors’ books. 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.

This October we have a full month of spooky fun for you and your family to enjoy:

  • Our Famous Witches Afternoon Tea (from 1st October – 3rd Nov) Please book in advance.
  • The Grand High Witch will be in our ballroom enjoying Afternoon Tea on stage and meeting guests from 3.30pm – 4.30pm each day (from 12th October – 3rd November)
  • Black Cat Hunt for Children – Find the Black Cats that are around The Headland   (21st October – 3rd November). Pick up the details from our Concierge Desk.
  • Ride The Broomstick – You and your family can hop on a broomstick with witches hats and have a spooky family photo to share with friends ( (21st October – 3rd November in The Headland Ballroom)
  • Storytelling (21st October – 3rd November)
  • The Witches Film will be played for guests (21st October – 3rd November)
  • Pumpkin Carving for guests (21st October – 3rd November)
  • Spooky Cocktails in our main bar (21st October – 3rd November)
  • Pumpkin Lattes and Hot Chocolates in The Terrace

Join us this October for Witches month and create spooky memories in our historic location.

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