Spooktacular Saturday celebrated in Hinckley

Published Monday, 30 October 2023
A photograph of five people smiling at the camera - at the back are two adults dressed as a witch and and wizard wearing mayoral necklaces. At the front are three children in fancy dress and holding trophies

Families, shoppers and visitors celebrated Halloween in style when they took part in the Borough Council’s popular Spooktacular Saturday (28 October).

The fang-tastic event saw hundreds of people enjoy a day of fun in Hinckley’s haunted Britannia Shopping Centre.

Visitors enjoyed a range of free activities, including the ever-popular pumpkin bowling and a themed stilt walker. There were creepy crafts, spooky stone painting and a Halloween fancy dress competition with prizes for the creepiest costume handed out on the day. Everyone who took part received a medal (subject to availability) and trophies were presented to the overall winners by the Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Councillor Scott Gibbens.

Local radio station Fosse 107 also joined the haunting and provided 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. It was a great event with some fantastic Halloween fancy dress costumes – thanks to everyone who took part and my thanks to the organisers’, another great free event for the borough.”