Town’s ‘Halloween house’ comes up with new way to entertain families

Hallows End in Hingham is famed across the town for its annual Halloween display. Picture: Nikki Hil

Hallows End in Hingham is famed across the town for its annual Halloween display. Picture: Nikki Hill - Credit: Archant

A couple famed for their Halloween celebrations have come up with a new way to entertain families amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hallows End in Hingham is famed across the town for its annual Halloween display. Picture: Nikki Hil

Hallows End in Hingham is famed across the town for its annual Halloween display. Picture: Nikki Hill - Credit: Archant

Nikki Hill and Dan Smith’s bungalow, on Admirals Walk, is a hot topic in Hingham every October due to its spooky displays.

Having moved from Norwich five years ago, they noticed a passion for Halloween and joined the festivities by elaborately decorating their driveway for the town to enjoy.

Hingham couple Dan Smith and Nikki Hill put on a Halloween display every year. Picture: Courtesy of

Hingham couple Dan Smith and Nikki Hill put on a Halloween display every year. Picture: Courtesy of Nikki Hill - Credit: Archant

Their home is known locally as ‘Halloween house’ and, so serious is their commitment, they have officially changed its name to Hallows End.

But with the safety of trick or treating questioned this year due to Covid-19, Ms Hill and Mr Smith have created a website featuring a video tour of last year’s display, Halloween recipes and much more.

Hallows End in Hingham is famed across the town for its annual Halloween display. Picture: Nikki Hil

Hallows End in Hingham is famed across the town for its annual Halloween display. Picture: Nikki Hill - Credit: Archant


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“Last year we counted 250 people, so there is no way we could guarantee safety,” said Ms Hill.

“The website will not be the same as going out, but it is at least something for families to enjoy.”

The owners of Hingham's 'Halloween house' have created a website for children to enjoy in the absenc

The owners of Hingham's 'Halloween house' have created a website for children to enjoy in the absence of trick or treating. Picture: Nikki Hill - Credit: Archant

Hallowsend.co.uk will go live on October 31.

Hallows End in Hingham is famed across the town for its annual Halloween display. Picture: Nikki Hil

Hallows End in Hingham is famed across the town for its annual Halloween display. Picture: Nikki Hill - Credit: Archant

Hallows End in Hingham is famed across the town for its annual Halloween display. Picture: Nikki Hil

Hallows End in Hingham is famed across the town for its annual Halloween display. Picture: Nikki Hill - Credit: Archant

Hallows End in Hingham is famed across the town for its annual Halloween display. Picture: Nikki Hil

Hallows End in Hingham is famed across the town for its annual Halloween display. Picture: Nikki Hill - Credit: Archant

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