Ghoul love Hallowe’en park events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01695 622794.
Follow the Rangers on Twitter @WLBC_Rangers or www.facebook.com/ wlbc.rangers.