King’s Lynn set for Halloween ‘spooktacular’

King's Lynn is hosting a Halloween trail. Picture: Thinkstock

King's Lynn is hosting a Halloween trail. Picture: Thinkstock - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Families are being invited to get dressed up in their Halloween costumes and head to King's Lynn for a Halloween spooktacular.

The Vancouver Quarter and West Norfolk council have teamed up to celebrate Halloween with a special trail around the town centre on Tuesday, October 31.

Between 3pm and 5.30pm, children and their parents should go to the Halloween HQ on the Tuesday Market Place, to collect a special Halloween map before making their way around the town centre collecting codewords from retailers as they go.

There will also be a photobooth situated in the Vancouver Quarter for youngsters to get photographed in their costumes in front of a spooky backdrop as well as street entertainment including two giant witches who are learning their craft, not always with the best results.

Those who complete the trail will be rewarded with a goodie bag on their arrival back at Halloween HQ. They will also being entered into a prize draw to win £200 to spend in the town on toys

Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter centre manager, said 'This is one of the highlights of the year for the centre and we once again look forward to welcoming hundreds of children and their families to this year's event.

'The event is so well supported every year and it's a great opportunity for town centre businesses and attractions to work together to provide yet another fun and free event. And if that's not enough, one lucky child will win £200 to spend on toys in the town.'

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Organisers are also calling on families to carve a pumpkin and enter it into their competition as part of this event. Entries will need to be submitted to the Halloween HQ by 5pm on October 31.

Elizabeth Nockolds, the council's cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: 'This is another great, free event for King's Lynn town centre, which follows on from our successful programme of events this summer.

'I hope many families will come into town and get into the 'spirit' of the occasion. We're all looking forward to seeing the children and their parents dressed in the Halloween costumes. It's a great way to have some Halloween fun, in a safe environment and to help support local high street retailers.'