POPULAR family theme park Paultons Park is preparing to host its biggest Halloween celebration yet.

The month-long Happy Halloween event will take place between Saturday, October 4 and Saturday, November 5.

This year visitors will be able to enjoy extended opening hours from 10am until 7.30pm on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27.

All-singing and all-dancing theatrical show The Legend of Paultons Manor, will follow the exploits of Spirit Squad as they try to help Pickles the Pumpkin track down the Creepy Gatekeeper. It will be showing from Saturday, October 20 until Wednesday, October 31.

Also new for this year is “immersive” attraction The Big BOO where trick or treaters can make their way around the spooky farmyard with help from talking vegetables, Cornelius Corn and Professor Pumpkin.

James Mancey, operations director at Paultons Park, said: “Paultons Park will be completely transformed overnight into a spooktacular place to have a hauntingly good time, with more than 2,000 pumpkins, new mischievous characters and eerie music, to help set the scene and provide an enjoyable, immersive experience for all ages.”

Young visitors are encouraged to dress in their scariest costumes and take part in the Freaky Fancy Dress Competition for the chance to win prizes.