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Halloween: what's happening near you?
2:17pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
Looking for spooky Halloween events? Here's our round-up of what's happening where....
A host of family Halloween activities will be offer in Bournemouth's Lower Gardens on Wednesday, October 31. There will be an arts and crafts marquee, face painting, circus workshops, fancy dress and lots more, from 1pm-5.30pm.
A Halloween family walk with games, fun and prizes will be held on Wednesday, October 31. Anyone who wishes to take part should wear fancy dress and meet at 5pm at Southbourne Green.
A spooky quiz night will be held to raise money for the Wessex Autistic Society at the charity’s Portfield School in West Parley at 7pm on Tuesday. Fancy dress is encouraged and the fee is £10 to include supper and an alcoholic drink. Details from twas.org.uk or 01202 703597.
FROGS – Friends of Grange Ward – will be holding a Halloween firework display on Wednesday at Waterman’s Park, Somerford, from 6pm-8pm. There will be a bring a pumpkin competition, a Halloween fancy dress contest, a fire performer, and children’s rides.
Ferndown Phoenix Musical Society will host a Halloween Fair this Saturday at the village hall in Church Road from 2pm until 6pm. The event will include face painting, and a puppet show. Money raised will go to the John Thornton Youth Achievers Foundation.
Pumpkins and Twilight, for kids aged six or over, will take place on Tuesday from 4pm until 7pm at Bere Farm. There will be a spooky Halloween trail and children will carve their own pumpkins and do some cooking. The cost is £18 per child.
A children’s Halloween party will take place at the Townsend Community Centre on October 31 from 4pm until 6pm. Cost is £1 per child, with no need to book.
The Good Play Cafe is holding a Halloween party from 4.30pm until 6.30pm on October 31. The cost is £6 for one child or £10 for two.
Lemur Landings Soft Play are holding a Halloween party at Tower Park on Saturday. The party will include a disco, balloon animals and a children’s buffet. Tickets are £10, to be made before 5pm on Friday to get buy-one-get-one-free entry.
A skulls, skins and gory things trial will be held at Avon Heath Country Park between October 27 and November 4 between 11am and 3pm. Entry is £2.80.
Make wildlife-themed Halloween lanterns with the RSPCA at Upton Country Park on Monday, October 29, from 10.30am-noon and 1pm-2.30pm. Just bring a clean glass jar. Cost is £2 per child. Meet at the education centre. Call 07703 607630 for more.
The Sovereign Centre will be holding a Halloween family event on October 31. From 2pm to 4pm, there will be a free fun party with fancy dress completion, free face painting, guess the weight of the pumpkin, and everyone involved will receive free sweets.
Don your scariest costume for free entry to Monkey World this Halloween. Once again the ape rescue centre is offering a free pass for the day to all adults and children who turn up in full Halloween fancy dress costume on Wednesday October 31.
Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park is holding a Halloween family fun week from October 29 to November 4. There will be pumpkin carving, face painters and story tellers, with staff in fancy dress. Call 01202 622022 for more information.
A Halloween Story Telling session will be held at Moors Valley Country Park on Tuesday October 30 from 10.30am to midday. It is aimed for children aged five to eight and costs £4.50. Adults free.
Something spooky is going on at Corfe Castle this Halloween. Look out for ghosts and pumpkins on the family trail and try hair-raising fun like the teddy zip wire challenge at this seasonal event from Saturday to Sunday November 4 from 10am to 4pm. Normal admission applies.
A special Halloween event will take place at Kingston Lacy on October 31. Activities including craft sessions, apple bobbing and spooky story-telling will take place throughout the day from 10.30am until 7pm. Normal admission fees apply but some activities may charge a small fee.
Go batty on Brownsea over half term. There’s a bat activity trail and the chance to make bat masks. The spooky fun takes place from 10.30-4pm from Saturday until Friday, November 2. Normal admission and boat fares apply, activities are free.
Creepy lanterns will be on display at Stewarts Garden Centre on October 31 when the Wimborne and Christchurch stores host a pumpkin night. Entry is £3 per person, under 3s are free but they must have a ticket. 50% of proceeds will go to Julia’s House.
An evening of ghostly tales to mark Halloween night will be held at the Priest’s House Museum on Wednesday, October 31, from 7pm to 9pm. Adults are £5 and children £4 (includes hot soup). For further information contact the museum on 01202 882533.
A Halloween stock car and banger racing event will take place at Ringwood Raceway on Saturday. Trojan Motorsports will be hosting the event, which will include fancy dress racing. Gates open at 4pm and tickets are available at the gate for £12. Children under 13 go free.
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