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Half term fun and spooky happenings in Barton

There’s a lot happening in Barton during the half-term from lantern-making in readiness for the town’s Christmas Festival to the start of the new season of Ghost Walks on October 31.

The half-term fun begins at The Ropewalk and Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre on Monday, October 26.

From Monday to Friday, the children’s art charity ST-ART is holding workshops for children and families to create lanterns for the town’s Christmas Festival Lantern Parade out of withies and tissue paper.  This year the lanterns have a fairy tale theme.

To book a place call 01652 660380.  Places cost £5 for a full day and £3 for half a day.

At Waters’ Edge on the Monday there is the chance to make a witch or wizard in a clay pottery workshop; a ghost or skeleton the following day and creating Monster Magic out of junk on October 28.  More details can be found on www.facebook.com/WatersEdgeBarton or contact the Visitor Centre on 01652 631500. Payment is required in advance.

On October 30 the Wilderspin National School hosts Ghostly Tales as part of Museums at Night 2015. Starting at 6.30pm you are invited to spend Halloween at the School.  Come and listen to some spooky stories in Mr. Wilderspin’s Schoolroom.  The cost is £3  or £2.50 for daring customers wearing Halloween costume.

Halloween starts with a Spooky Disco at Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre from 5pm to 7pm .  Get dressed up in scary outfits and you could win a prize in a fancy dress competition. Venture into the Spooky Zone and have a go at one of the many creepy activities.  The Honey Pot Café will be open serving a special Halloween menu.

Again more details can be found on www.facebook.com/WatersEdgeBarton  or contact the Visitor Centre on 01652 631500. Payment is required in advance.

The final Halloween event gets underway at 7.30pm when the Barton Ghost Walk gets underway.  The Ghost Walk dips into Barton’s past.  Discover the haunted backstreets and alleyways of bygone Barton and hear tales to make your hair stand on end.

Wrap up warm, bring a torch and meet the South Bank Players as they take you on a ghostly walk round the streets of Barton.  Meet at Baysgarth Museum approx 7.15pm starts at 7.30pm.  More details, including booking information, can be found at http://southbankplayers.weebly.com


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