A spooktacular time is promised at Halloween family fun day in Grantham

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A team of volunteers is putting on a Halloween-themed family fun day at Grantham’s Saturday market on October 25.

Families are invited to go along to Market Place between 10am and 3pm where there will be all kinds of spooky goings on, from pumpkin-carving and lantern-making to street entertainment and tarot readings.

Exotic Animal Encounters will put on a display of weird and wonderful creatures, guitarist and singer CJ Hatt will be busking, Grantham band Under the Covers will hit the stage and tarot readings will be given by Billy McClean.

Shoppers will be enticed towards the spooktacular activities by a great and powerful wizard, and also a Ghostbuster! Tasty popcorn and Halloween punch will on sale, and there will be a number of craft stalls to browse, plus a tombola.

Meanwhile, youngsters can embark on a fun trick or treat trail, searching for pumpkin posters in nearby shops and collecting letters which together spell out a magical word. Race back to the marquee and shout out the magic word to get a treat.

No Halloween-inspired event would be compllete without a fancy dress competition, so youngsters, mums and dads are encouraged to go along in their creepiest and scariest costumes.

The family fun day is sponsored by Grantham Business Club (GBC) and South Kesteven District Council, and proceeds will go to the Grantham Journal Children’s Fund and Grantham Disabled Children’s Society, both of which support families in the Grantham area with a disabled child.

As well as providing a community event, it is hoped the family fun day will bring a boost to trade in Grantham, said chairman of GBC Stuart Pigram. He added: “I hope that the entire town is looking back fondly at what was a very successful and well attended Gravity Fields festival, it certainly was something very much enjoyed by me and my family.

“In an effort to continue to attract families into Grantham town centre I am hoping that the Halloween family fun day is again well supported. I would encourage as many as possible to attend this event and enjoy what Grantham businesses have to offer, as well as enjoy the entertainment on offer.”