Chills festival set to a-maze
SOUTHPORT BID’s annual Hallowe’en event is back this week for half-term – and there are four days of great events planned to provide spooky fun for families.
A family-friendly spook fest, the festival invites you to take your chances at getting out to the other side with all manner of wicked witches and cheeky ghosts trying their best to cause mischief.
The Haunted Maze
Try not to get lost in the spooky maze as mischievous ghosts and ghouls try to thwart and confuse you.
Town Hall Gardens, Thursday, October 25 to Sunday, October 28.
Small entry fee, suitable for ages eight and up.
Here Be Dragons
Ever wanted to see a dragon up close? Watch as two giant dragons swoop and soar through the streets, breathing smoke as they go.
Chapel Street, Saturday, Oct 27 – Shows 11am & 3pm; Walkabout, 1.30pm.
Pirate Pandemonium Crew
The ghost-crew of the Scurvy Shark are doomed to sail the seven seas, cast adrift on the oceans of time. Scares and scrapes litter the way during two action-packed shows. Get all dressed up in your best seafaring gear and join the parade at 2pm. Chapel Street, Thursday, Oct 25 –Shows 11am & 12.30pm
Join in our Pirate Pandemonium Parade at 2pm.
Trick or Treat
Join Starkidz and their mischiefmaking, spooky friends on a trick or treat trail, all ending in dancing, silliness and Hallowe’en mayhem!
Chapel Street, Friday, Oct 26: 11am, 1pm, 3pm.
The Greatest Hallowe’en Show
See hoop acrobats, spectacular juggling and all manner of circus spectacle in an afternoon of pop up performances and surprises with a grand finale at 2.50pm. It is free to attend, so just come along to see the spectacle.
Chapel Street, Sunday, October 28, 12-3pm.
Look out lumbering, mythical trees as they come to life and wander among us with their tree-mendous tree-related fun.
Chapel Street, Saturday, Ocotber 27 – 12pm & 2.15pm.
They put the “scare” into scarecrow – catch Wesley Street’s annual Scarecrow Festival and watch their story unfold.
Wesley Street, October 20-31.
Creepy Creatures Trail
There will be pumpkins popping up in shop windows throughout town.
Grab a map from Wayfarer’s or The Atkinson and hunt down each pumpkin, October 20-31.
Thousands of pumpkins will adorn Southport Pleasureland.
The park is offering discounted ride tokens online, with the park open from Thursday to Sunday. Visit www. southportpleasureland.com for further details.
Full event details can be found at www.spookysouthport.com
Southport Hallowe’en Events 2018 - Here Be Dragons; and, inset, left, the Lord Street maze