Arlington Court near Barnstaple is bursting with spooky activities this week. Tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday, visitors can experience evening torch-lit visits to the house, plus the popular haunted estate walk on Friday and family Halloween crafts on Wednesday and Thursday. For the past three years Halloween tours of the Victorian mansion have proved to be very popular and are often fully booked in advance. This year, participants will be able to explore the house at their own pace, with guides positioned along the route to report on ghost sightings, strange smells and the findings from two paranormal investigations. In addition, there will be information on the methods and equipment used by the ghost hunters. The Arlington@night evening house opening runs from 5.30-8pm, with 15 minute time-slots available to book in advance and tickets cost £5 per adult and £3.50 per child or £15 for a family of two adults and two children. Building on the success of last year, the team at Arlington will also run three night walks, exploring the dark woodlands as well as the formal gardens lit up by glow sticks. The tour will feature spooky surprises to keep visitors on their toes and moving swiftly. Arlington ranger, Holly Purdey said: Walking the Arlington estate at night is a perfect way to test the bravery of those who dare to venture out at Halloween. Plus, the formal gardens look completely different when lit by the eerie glowing lights which seem to float in the dark. The three night walks are at 6pm, 6.45pm and 7.30pm, lasting around an hour and costing £5 per person. The walk is some 1.5 miles and suitable outdoor clothing should be worn. In keeping with the Halloween theme, drop-in family craft sessions run from 12noon to 4pm each day. Families can make witches and wizards hats (Wed) and spooky bunting (Thurs). The crafts are free with normal admission and children must be supervised at all times. Numbers are limited for all evening events and must be pre-booked on 01271 850296. Participants are asked to bring a torch as there will limited lighting of the paths.