Halloween half term hints for all the family
Published: 28 Oct 2013 09:30
TILEHURST Methodist Church in School Road is holding a Light Party, an alternative to Trick or treat, on October 31, from 4.30-6.30pm for children aged five-11. Fun and games, music and crafts plus food! £3 per child. Places are limited and must be pre-booked by phoning 0118 942 7128.
SPOOKY goings on at Hobbycraft ar Forbury Retail Park in Reading’s Kenavon Drive, with a free half-term treat all week and a chance to make Halloween decorations, including some scary spiders.
Families can visit the store between 11am-3pm this week and all they need to bring is their imagination - and possibly a love of spiders - because all the materials will be provided. Store manager Daniel Newman said: “There will also be lots of inspiration to help create the perfect fancy dress costume for trick or treating, so we’ll have the cauldron on the boil ready to welcome all the would-be witches and wizards.”
Contact 0845 051 6532
THE Five A Day Market Garden in Englefield is staging two family activity sessions on Tuesday, October 29, and Thursday, October 31.
The sessions, for children aged five-13, will take place at the centre, in The Street, from 10am-1pm and include carving pumpkin lanterns, making magic wands and Halloween-themed games. Tickets cost £5 for a family of four. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07717 846 814.
YOUNGSTERS can let off steam at a new Horrible histories drama workshop at the Coley Park Community Centre.
The workshop is run by Enchanted Players Theatre Company and will include a morning drama workshop from 10am-1pm on Friday, November 1, followed by a street dancing session from 2-5pm.
The full day is £20, but tickets can be bought for either the morning or afternoon sessions for £12.
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A GHOULISH maze is set to transform the grounds of Cliveden at Taplow into a Halloween adventure.
From 11am-3pm on Wednesday, October 30, the ‘Wild Wednesday’ maze will open for children to try and make it to the centre and back without bumping into any monsters or ghosts. The challenge is ideal for children aged four to 11 and costs £2 plus usual admission charges.
For more, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden or call 01628 605069.
A SPOOKY treasure hunt will be held in the Temple Gardens, at Langley Park in Billet Lane, Iver, from 6-7pm on Thursday, October 31.
Children can dress-up and take part in the hunt at £5 per child and there is a £2 fee to enter a pre-carved pumpkin face competition.
The event is suitable for children aged five to 12. Advanced booking is required.
Call 01753 511060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PUMPKIN carving will be among the Halloween activities run for children from 10am-2pm on Saturday, October 26, at the Uxbridge Road Sainsbury’s in Slough. There will also be colouring competitions with football training sessions at Thames Valley Youth FC up for grabs.
THE Chequers in Eversley Cross is calling on kids to get creative and carve their way to a scarily good prize by taking part in a Halloween pumpkin carving competition. Pumpkins are in the pub now, free to take away for carving - the best one brought back to the pub by 6pm on Halloween, wins £100 of Chequers vouchers for its young creator and their family to enjoy spending at the pub!
Sarah @ Chequers 07985 112 777
YOUNG Dr Who fans can get creative at arts and crafts sessions celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary this week.
The free sessions will be held between 2.15-2.45pm at Reading Central Library and 3-4pm at Battle Library on Friday, November 1.
YOUNGSTERS will get the chance to carve their own jack-o’-lanterns before getting into creepy costumes for a spooky Halloween party in Southcote on Thursday, October 31.
Children will be able to dance, play games or create some scary arts and crafts during the party which runs from 11.30am-1.30pm, while on Wednesday, October 30, there will be a pumpkin carving session from 10.30am-midday.
CHILDREN will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat the boat crew onboard Creepy Cruises at Kennet and Avon Canal this half-term. Guests are invited to dress up and listen to ghost stories aboard the Jubilee narrowboat. Trips last an hour and run once a day from 2pm from today until Friday.
Tickets are £6 for adults, £3.50 for children, £5 concessions and a family of two adults and two children can get in for £17. They are available from Newbury Tourist Information Centre in Market Place.
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