Pumpkins, witches and ghouls have taken over Hampshire in celebration of Halloween
Children - and those young at heart - have embraced the spooky spirit of Halloween across the county.
The witching hour came early this year in Aldershot with events kicking off on October 26 with a day of pumpkin carving for children in the lower mall of the Wellington Centre.
Children spent the first day of half term showing off their artistic talents and creating some spooky masterpieces. Face-painting was also on offer with a range of ghoulish creations that transformed Wellington Centre into a positively spooky sight.
Staff at Wilkinson in the Wellington Centre are getting spooky today (October 31) to raise money for Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal, a charity that builds holiday homes to give sick children and their families a chance for a break.
The Greenaway family, on 14 Lakeside Gardens, Farnborough have created a Halloween attraction in their garden to raise money for charity.
For the last seven years the family have set up a different garden attraction for Halloween and opened it up for the public to visit. This year they decided to help raise money for Cancer Research UK.
The family set up an online sponsorship page (www.justgiving.com/Faye-Greenaway) and raised £140 before the attraction opened today.
This year the family have based their set design on the film Alien. Visitor can drop by Monday, November 4.
Toddlers were treated to a ‘not so spooky’ Halloween party on October 30. The Hants North East branch of the National Childbirth Trust, which covers Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Hook and Odiham, hosted a special Cheeky Monkey Halloween party in The Harlington, Fleet.
Attractions included a fancy dress competition, face painting, tombola, biscuit decorating, a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses, mini taster sessions and a chance to meet Cheeky Monkey and some of the cast from Fleet’s first professional pantomime.
Meanwhile youngsters have until 6pm tonight to enter their carved out pumpkins if they want to be in with a chance of winning a scarily good prize.
The Chequers pub in Eversley Cross is hosting its first Halloween pumpkin carving competition for children living in the area. The child with the most terrifying design will win £100 of Chequers vouchers, for them and their families to enjoy at the pub.
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