‘Spooktacular Saturday’ isn’t Scared by Wet Weather

Published Thursday, 24 October 2019

So you’re not spooked by the weather ‘Spooktacular Saturday’, Hinckley Town Centre’s popular Halloween themed event will now take place indoors this weekend.

Organisers had originally planned for the annual event to take place on Castle Street, but now that heavy rain is forecast for Saturday, all activities will now take place inside the Britannia Shopping Centre on Castle Street from 10am until 3pm on Saturday (26 October).

The free event promises fun for all the family. Everyone is invited to come along in their Halloween costumes with prizes for the best dressed. FREE activities on the day include pumpkin bowling, freaky face painting, creepy crafts, and spooky stone painting with islastones, themed stilt walker and scary stories in the with Tom the Tale Teller and more! 

Pumpkin bowling and story telling will take place in the main Britannia Centre with many activities taking place in the former Argos unit in Britannia Centre.

Bring in your carved pumpkin and display at the event with prizes to be won. Local radio station Fosse 107 will be providing the spooky soundtrack to the day – enjoy the sounds of Thriller, Monster Mash, Ghost Busters and many more.

John Coward, Assistant Town Centre Manager who is organising the event for the Borough Council said: “Unfortunately the weather hasn’t been kind to us this year; in the summer we were forced to cancel the first day of Feast because of high winds so we were determined not to allow the rain to scare everyone away from this event.  We’re encouraging visitors to dress up in their Halloween costumes and join us for some frightful fun and a fang-tastic day out in haunted – dry - Hinckley.”

Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at the Borough Council, Councillor Keith Nichols said: “this event is proving increasingly popular year on year. Families, even with the youngest of children, can take part and enjoy all things Halloween at a day-time event within a safe and controlled environment.”