Ghoul love Hal­lowe’en park events

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

FROM Hal­lowe’en screams to sea­sonal au­tumn crafts, Oc­to­ber is a great month for fun park events in West Lan­cashire.

Au­tumn is al­ways a great time of year to visit lo­cal parks to see the won­der­ful ar­ray of sea­sonal colours.

You can also en­joy some fan­tas­tic free events or­gan­ised by the West Lan­cashire Bor­ough Coun­cil Parks and Countryside Ranger Ser­vice with a scary Hal­lowe’en night high­light­ing the ex­cit­ing month.

Chil­dren aged be­tween five and 12 can discover the won­der­ful colours at this time of year with sea­sonal crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties to get them into the au­tum­nal spirit at the Ju­nior Rangers Au­tumn Watch events.

These take place at Rich­mond Park, Burscough, on Saturday, Oc­to­ber 14 and Stan­ley Coro­na­tion Park, Skelmers­dale, on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, start­ing at 2pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to book places, con­tact Anne Faulkner, Park Ranger, on 01695 570258.

Chil­dren un­der eight must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

Just be­fore Hal­lowe’en, peo­ple can en­joy carv­ing scary pump­kins at Stan­ley Coro­na­tion Park, Skelmers­dale on Saturday, Oc­to­ber 28 at 10am and Rich­mond Park at 2pm on the same day.

An­other pump­kin carv­ing ses­sion is planned at Coro­na­tion Park, Orm­skirk at 2pm on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29.

Book­ing is es­sen­tial for the pump­kin carv­ing.

To re­serve your place, please call 01695 570258 or 01695 622794.

The pump­kins pro­duced will then be dot­ted around Coro­na­tion Park on Hal­lowe’en night.

The best three pump­kins will be given a prize at the fan­tas­tic free Hal­lowe’en event on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 31, when there will be plenty of scary go­ings on be­tween 6pm and 8pm in­clud­ing scary walks through the woods with vam­pires, witches and ghosts.

Live Hal­lowe’en mu­sic will also be pro­vided by The Doc­tors.

Coun­cil­lor Yvonne Ga­gen, port­fo­lio holder for Leisure, said: “Come along to Coro­na­tion Park, Orm­skirk, for an evening of fan­tas­tic frights and stu­pen­dous screams on Hal­lowe’en night. There are plenty of other great free events in our parks this month, so make sure you don’t miss all the fun.”

Chil­dren un­der 16 must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult at all these events, ex­cept for the Ju­nior Rangers events which have sep­a­rate ar­range­ments.

Please en­sure you wear suit­able footwear and cloth­ing for the weather, ground con­di­tions and the planned ac­tiv­ity.

For more in­for­ma­tion on lo­cal parks please visit www.west­lancs.gov.uk/ countryside.

For more in­for­ma­tion about vol­un­teer­ing with the Parks and Countryside Ranger Ser­vice please email bea­con.park@west­lancs.gov.uk or phone 01695 622794.

Follow the Rangers on Twit­ter @WLBC_Rangers or www.face­book.com/ wlbc.rangers.

Cre­ate your Hal­lowe’en pump­kin at one of the carv­ing events in West Lan­cashire parks

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