Five day frightful festival
A full range of activities
Castlemilk is preparing to welcome a whole host of pumpkin kings and queens.
Castlemilk Stables will be hosting a five day frightful festival next week, just in time for Halloween.
And everything from pumpkin soup to a spooky walk will take place.
Richard Bolton, Community woodland officer at Cassiltoun Housing Association, is looking forward to the events, which kick off on Saturday October 24 with a pumpkin carving.
He said: “Over the last few years we’ve done a Halloween walk, and last year we had around 200 pumpkins and did a carving session.
“People enjoyed it so much last year that we decided to expand it into a five day festival.
“It’s quite a nice development and already it seems really popular.”
A whole range of activities are slated for the festival.
Richard added: “We’ve got the pumpkin carving sessions, we’ll go into the woods and use the leaves that have fallen to make art on Sunday, we’re doing pumpkin soup on Monday, we’ve got storytelling for pre-school children on Tuesday, a pumpkin viewing on Tuesday night and then we’re ending the festival with a spooky Halloween walk on Wednesday (October 28).
“There’s a great variety to them. We’re trying to get something for every age group.
“The pumpkin carving has something for every age, but there’s also things for pre-school right to adults.
“We want it to be as fun and inclusive as possible, and get people’s imagination going.”
Full details on the events can be found by calling Richard on 0141 634 2673
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