The Friends of Craigtoun staged the first Craigtoun Halloween Event back in 2014 and it quickly became a favourite fixture in the Craigtoun calendar. With numbers strictly limited, based on the need to accommodate everyone on the Puffin' Billy ghost ride, this ticketed event is always a sell-out. As well as the ghost ride, those lucky enough to be in possession of a ticket can enjoy some terrifying tales with our storyteller, a blood-curdling bounce on the bouncy castles and some devilish dancing at the kids' disco. Our Party Tents become a Devil's Cave, which is where our carved pumpkin and fancy dress competitions take place and we also have various Halloween games to enjoy, as well as regular party games. A themed letter trail leads guests from Devil's Cave to the Haunted Hut area, where they await the ghost ride, and a completed trail earns a sweet treat from the cauldron on their return to Devil's Cave. The ghost ride encounters many scarers along the way and this coveted role has been carried out by a whole host of volunteers over the years from the Byre Youth Theatre and Helen O'Grady drama students to Yvonne Gray School of Dance, as well as pupils from local schools and Craigtoun volunteers and supporters, who enjoy getting in the spirit of things.
Anyone looking to secure a ticket to this event should be sure to sign up for our Newsletter as this is where ticket sales will first be announced.
Hello, I’m Jan and I’m a volunteer for Friends of Craigtoun. I have been coming to St. Andrews on holiday with my family since I was a toddler and a highlight was always our visits to Craigtoun Park
At the 2019 AGM, Kyffin Roberts indicated his wish to step down as Chair but agreed to continue in the role for a further year to give us time to plan for the way head.
Several years ago, I was advised to attend an NHS sponsored fitness class in Cupar as I had health problems and it was there that I met Tom, a volunteer at Craigtoun Country Park, and Kyff Roberts, who was the Chairman of the Friends of Craigtoun Country Park. I live just five minutes away from the Park in Strathkinness but had not visited the place in over 30 years.