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‘Spooktacular Saturday’ returns to Hinckley

Published Wednesday, 27 September 2023
A group of children in Halloween outfits

Families and shoppers are being advised to beware of ghosts, ghouls, witches and wizards as Hinckley’s popular Spooktacular Saturday event returns this October.

The fang-tastic event will be back in the town centre on Saturday 28 October, from 10am to 3pm. It will take place in Hinckley’s haunted Britannia Shopping Centre and promises fun for the entire family. 

Those brave enough to visit can enjoy a range of free activities, including the ever-popular pumpkin bowling and a themed stilt walker. Little ones can also take part in creepy crafts and spooky stone painting, before having freaky face paint stencilled onto ghostly faces.

Anyone attending is encouraged to come in their best Halloween fancy dress, with prizes for the creepiest costume handed out on the day. All who wear fancy dress will receive a Halloween medal (subject to availability) and the best dressed competition with trophies to be won will be judged at 12pm by Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Councillor Scott Gibbens. 

Local radio station Fosse 107 have also joined the haunting and will be providing the spooky soundtrack to the day, with visitors able to dance along to Thriller, Monster Mash, Ghost Busters, Haunted and much more.

Executive Member for Leisure, Deputy Leader Councillor Mark Bools said:

With Halloween becoming very much part of the autumn calendar this family-friendly event always proves to be a hit with families and little ones. From pumpkin bowling to face painting, there is something for everyone, the costume competition is always a big hit, and it is always fun to see the Britannia Centre filled with so many creepy costumes and spooky faces. Come along and bring your family – if you dare!