Some­thing wicked this way comes

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A spook- tac­u­lar Hal­loween pump­kin hunt is set to take place in West Malling this half-term.

The char­ity trail, on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 26, has been or­gan­ised by Demelza chil­dren’s hospice based in Bob­bing near Sit­ting­bourne.

Pump­kins will be on dis­play in var­i­ous spots around the town, and chil­dren will be re­quired to search for them, while pick­ing up treats from shops and busi­nesses along the way.

Young­sters are en­cour­aged to wear fancy dress and those with the best cos­tumes will get a prize.

A Mer­lin theme park fam­ily pass, do­nated by Ac­tive In­terna- tional, will also be up for grabs for the over­all win­ner.

Hunts set off from St Mary’s Abbey, Swan Street, at 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm and 3.15pm.

They take ap­prox­i­mately one hour to com­plete and are open to chil­dren aged three to 11. Those tak­ing part will be given their own pump­kin pass­port to get stamped.

Tam­syn Clark, Demelza’s di­rec­tor of fundrais­ing and mar­ket­ing, said: “The hunt has taken place in Chisle­hurst for the past four years and has been a great suc­cess, so we wanted to in­tro­duce this to new lo­ca­tions across the South East.”

It costs £5 per child. Adults can go along for free. For more visit­hunt

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