Hallowe’en half term goings-on

Spooky Stompers in Bourne Woods: Ceri, Lyn and Lily Thomas, Evie, Karen and Ellie Benson. (SG311012-335NG)
Spooky Stompers in Bourne Woods: Ceri, Lyn and Lily Thomas, Evie, Karen and Ellie Benson. (SG311012-335NG)

Children and adults all over the district let their imaginations run wild on the spookiest week in the calendar.

With plenty of organised Hallowe’en events of all kinds organised for youngsters, parents were able to offer safer and even more fun alternatives to trick or treating.

In Bourne there was a phenomenal response when St Barnabas Hospice invited families to the woods at dusk on Wednesday for a Spooky Stomp and treasure hunt.

With 70 children already booked in advance through the charity’s Bourne shop, as many again turned up so that 140 small witches, ghouls and vampires flitted around the ancient trees of Bourne Wood, raising more than £500 for Hospice funds.

At Tydd St Mary, the top class spent Friday night of the half-term holiday christening the storytelling corner in the village school’s new garden area, reading out their own tales of mystery and feasting on hot dogs and marshmallows.

Thursday night was ghost night at Moulton Seas End village hall for youngsters in the village’s youth club, who dressed up a skeleton as an extra guest at their Hallowe’en party, and care homes throughout the area were festooned with pumpkin lanterns and witches hats.