Thrills, chills and... scary smoothies

YOUNGSTERS dressed to the nines in scary costumes enjoyed a spook-tacular Halloween event, complete with gruesome smoothies and a horror-themed treasure hunt.

Monday, 31st October 2016, 9:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:08 pm
Evie Pritchard, six from Frenchwood at Avenham Park Halloween fun day

The National Lottery-funded event took place in Avenham Park in Preston on Sunday, where families gathered to enjoy bike rides, games and competitions, face painting, crafts, fancy dress, and a children’s disco.

Kate Youngman, of Preston Council’s health and sports team, who helped organise the event, said: “In August we applied for funding to host a Halloween event because we wanted to bring the community together.

“Halloween is one night a year that brings people together, where everyone goes around knocking on each others doors and chatting with each other.

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Katie Hindley, ten from Poulton-le-Fylde with a Millipede from Lion Learners at Avenham Park for the Halloween fun day

“We have had a great response on social media from people saying it is a great idea and definitely worth all the organising.

“We would love to replicate something like this as an annual event if the funding is there.”

Meanwhile in Chorley, children celebrated the event with a facepainting day at Market Walk shopping centre, while Grandad Jim’s traditional sweet shop laid on a ghoulish display.

Joe Vernon, 12 from Treales with a Snail from Lion Learners at Avenham Park for the Halloween fun day
Otis Smith, five from Ingol on the Avenham Park Halloween cycle ride
Coun Peter Kelly and Jimmy Khan, Head of Sport and Leisure at Avenham Park for the Halloween fun day
Zach Burke, four and Georgia Burke, six from Fulwood at Avenham Park for the Halloween fun day
Katie Hindley, ten from Poulton-le-Fylde with a Millipede from Lion Learners at Avenham Park for the Halloween fun day
Joe Vernon, 12 from Treales with a Snail from Lion Learners at Avenham Park for the Halloween fun day
Otis Smith, five from Ingol on the Avenham Park Halloween cycle ride
Coun Peter Kelly and Jimmy Khan, Head of Sport and Leisure at Avenham Park for the Halloween fun day
Zach Burke, four and Georgia Burke, six from Fulwood at Avenham Park for the Halloween fun day