Horror on the streets
Giant dragons, haunted maze, pirate parade and more in Hallowe’en fun in Southport
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.
The event, now in its fourth year, has continued to grow and draw in visitors from all over the region.
This year’s activities are centred around a giant maze in Town Hall Gardens on Lord Street.
A family-friendly spookfest, 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.
Other highlights to look out for are giant dragon puppets that perform stunning routines to music as they breathe smoke.
Chapel Street will also play host to an afternoon of pop-up circus performances, all set to the music of The Greatest Showman.
The event, which is free to attend, will be on 12pm-3pm with a brilliant interactive ghost pirate event on Thursday.
Hugh Evans, CEO of Southport BID. which puts the event together, said: “We are really excited for the event this year. We haven’t had a maze of this kind in Southport before and we hope it will be a
great family event that will create a great buzz over several days this half-term.”
You can find out more at spookysouthport.com The Haunted Maze
Dare you enter our haunted maze?
Try not to get lost in our 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 in awe 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 mischief-making, 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. The Treants
Look out lumbering, mythical trees as they come to life and wander among us with their treemendous tree-related fun.
Chapel Street, Saturday, Ocotber 27 – 12pm & 2.15pm. ‘Scare’ crow Festival 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 Sandgrounder’s Ghost Walks
Dare you take a wander with the team at Sandgrounder Radio and discover
Southport’s spookiest ghost stories?
Find out more at www. sandgrounderradio.co.uk/station-info/ghostwalks/
Various dates, see website for details Hallowe’en Spectacular
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.
Join the Ghost Pirate Parade in Southport on Thursday, October 25
From left: The Lord Street maze; The Pirate Pandemonium Crew; and the Here Be Dragons parade