IT’S half-term and it’s Hallowe’en so expect a bumper week of fabulous fun events to keep everyone happy.

Portland Castle is hosting a series of spooky stories and haunted fun from tomorrow until October 30.

You can enjoy fangtastic Hallowe’en games with devilish prizes to be won and the whole family can try on armour, explore the Tudor kitchen and see ghostly, sculpted figures from the past.

Each day runs from 11am until 4pm and admission is £4.30 plus concessions and family rates.

The Nothe Fort in Barrack Road, Weymouth – one of the UK’s ‘most haunted’ ancient buildings – is laying on a Bedlam and Broomsticks day on Wednesday, October 26 from 10.30am to 4,30pm.

Come along, dress up and come join in the fun. Will your courage, blood curdling screams and nerves hold out? You will need to be there to find out.

The day has a special guest, Wanda Weatherwax the witch, who will be returning once again to guide anyone who dares to travel along the Haunted Tunnel Walk. Along the way she will regale guests with tales of ghostly goings on and protect these brave souls from the spooky clutches of ‘The Undertaker’ should they be unlucky enough to encounter him.

The fort restaurant will be open for spooky snacks, potion soup and other refreshments and don’t forget to look in the fort shop for some special Hallowe’en items for you to make over the holidays.

Entry is £5 per person (under 5s free) to include a fancy dress competition, ghost walking, crafts, spell writing, apple dunking and more. The National Trust is inviting brave teddies with a head for heights to try the scary zip wire challenge at Corfe Castle this half term.

Children can bring their favourite soft toy for a daredevil 50 metre ride from the keep to the south west gatehouse. Every successful teddy wins a bravery certificate and membership of the exclusive Corfe Castle Ready, Teddy, Go! Club.

Full safety harnesses are available to fit most teddies, and novices have the option of a tandem jump accompanied by one of our more experienced teddies.

Like all the best adrenaline-junkies, the teddies have even posted a video of their exploits on the internet. The Ready, Teddy, Go! Club will be in action from Sunday, October 23 to Saturday October 29, 11.30am and 1.30pm daily.

The castle is also hosting a series of Hallowe’en quests from tomorrow until October 30.

Find the ghosts and pumpkins to reveal the answers and claim your spooky Hallowe’en badge.