Ghosts and ghouls invited to Wisbech Horsefair for a trick or treat afternoon

THERE will be some spooky goings on at the Horsefair shopping centre next week, when children will dress up as ghosts and ghouls, and enjoy the fun of a Halloween trick or treat afternoon.

The event on Wednesday October 31 is designed to offer youngsters a safe environment to trick or treat, and nearly all the stores in the shopping centre will welcome young visitors.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and dressed in a Halloween themed outfit. The free activities on offer between 3pm and 5pm, include a fairground ride and balloon modelling, Spider Mountain and entertainment by Sonic Manipulator.

On arrival, youngsters can go along to the centre’s information room to collect their creepy map, their first treat and a goodie bag to collect their treats in. The map will direct them to the shops that will be waiting to be trick or treated.

Prizes for the best dressed boy and girl, will be presented by the Mayor of Wisbech at 4pm outside the Centre’s Co-op store.


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After collecting their treats, youngsters can head over to the Wisbech Social Club and Institute for a pre-teens Halloween disco, running from 5pm to 7pm. There will be a pumpkin carving and fancy dress competition. Entry is �5 per child and this price includes a chip drinks and a chip supper. For tickets call 01945 587437 or call at Fotogenic,in Hill Street, Fully Booked in High Street, or Etcetera in Yok Row. Parents get in free, but can order a meal.

Councillor Steve Tierney is supporting the event by donating the disco, Franks Fish and Chip shop and the Jolly Fryer are both helping with the suppers, and Lady M Events is supplying the decorations.

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Horsefair manager Kevin Smith said: “Everyone at the centre is very excited about the Halloween trick or treat event. We’ve got some new additions to the activities on the day and the party afterwards should be popular for those already in their fancy dress costumes.”

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