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Fun without the fright – alternatives to trick or treating for families and young children

Halloween can be great fun; however, it can also be a worrying time for some people, particularly for those who are vulnerable who may get worried by trick or treating happening on their road.  

In the week leading up to Halloween, if you are looking to celebrate and have fun, why not try some alternatives to trick or treating which will keep you and your family entertained, here are some simple suggestions:

  • Take part in our Halloween Competition and reuse your way to a great prize.
  • Join one of our Active Communities’ Family Xplorer events.
  • Organise a Halloween themed scavenger hunt around your house or garden.
  • Get creative in the kitchen – go online to find the recipes for spooky snacks.
  • Turn your living room into a scary cinema for a Halloween themed film night.
  • Play Halloween inspired games with your friends and family.

There may also be local Halloween events taking place near to your, such as the Halloween Family Day at the Vale and Downland Museum on 28 October, and Spooooky Woodland Fun at Earth Trust on 29 October.

We know the period around Halloween can bring out some unwanted ghouls in the local area who are intent on causing anti-social behaviour, rather than simply enjoying the occasion – if you are worried, or experience problems in your area report it to the police via the non-emergency number 101.

Above all, have fun, stay safe and please check on any vulnerable neighbours to make sure they are ok during Halloween.

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