Plenty of skele-fun to be had in Welwyn Hatfield over Halloween

PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 October 2019

A ghost and a few witches enjoying Mill Green last year. Picture: WHBC

A ghost and a few witches enjoying Mill Green last year. Picture: WHBC


There’s a spook-tacular Halloween in store for Welwyn Hatfield this year.

There will be abundance of ghoulish half term activities in Welwyn Hatfield. Picture: WHBCThere will be abundance of ghoulish half term activities in Welwyn Hatfield. Picture: WHBC

Residents will be able to trick-or-treat themselves to a number of events at the end of the month

The fang-tastic Halloween Fest returns to White Lion Square in Hatfield on Saturday, October 26.

Taking place from 11am-3pm, the free event will have plenty of Halloween-themed entertainment for the whole family, including: a ghost trail, local business and charity stalls, children's art activities, and tasty treats. There will also be a best fancy dress competition with a prize for the winner.

Mill Green Mill and Museum will be hosting its popular Halloween event on Thursday, October 31 from 4.30-7pm, alongside other ghoulish half term activities.

Dress up your little spooks and come along to the 'softly scary' event - there will be stories read in the historic mill, potions from recipes found in an ancient spell book, bobbing for apples and spooky surprises in the gruesome sacks afterwards.

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There will be lots of other children's activities and warm refreshments available. Child entry is £5 (2 years up), and £1 for adults.

At the Jim McDonald Centre in Hatfield, there will be a slew of spooky activities on! From Monday to Friday during half term week, arts and creepy crafts, spooky science, pumpkin carving and a nerf zombie battle zone will be taking place.

The sessions are open to children aged 5-11 and are £4 per child (except cooking activities, which are £5). To find out more, go to: Facebook/Jim McDonald Centre and call: 01707 270066 to book.

There are also special Halloween events on Thursday, October 31 at Campus West, Welwyn Garden City with a Roller Skate Disco Special from 5.30-7.30pm with music, food and prizes for the best dressed. Tickets are £9.25 per child including food and skate hire.

There will be Halloween-themed paper crafting in Soft Play City, and prizes all day for best dressed. Films including The Addams Family and Malificent: Princess of Evil offer the perfect Halloween treat for all the family.

Welwyn Hatfield borough councillor Terry Mitchinson, who is also executive member for leisure, culture and communication, said: "There's no grave danger of being bored this Halloween - there are so many activities on offer that youngsters will be spoilt for choice!"

"There are also plenty of prizes to be won at various competitions - including the best dressed at Halloween Fest and at Campus West, so make sure you come along dressed in your scary best."

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