Get ready for Halloween - it's time to start planning according to my children
14th September 2009
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I know it's still September, but the children have started talking about Halloween already, so it got me thinking.

I've had a quick squizz through the listings for the Croydon area, and even this early on it's clear there'll be plenty to do around Halloween.
I've made a list below of a couple of things I found so far.
(more to come nearer the time!)

Costume and party shops:
Jesters, 147-149 Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 6EH
tel : 020 8667 9394

Croydon Fancy Dress Limited    75 Stoats Nest Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2JJ

Croydon Fancy Dress Hire    13-15 Old Lodge Lane, Purley, CR8 4DG

Events for younger people:

Halloween 'Big Event' Party
Dates:     23 October 2009
Times:     23 Oct 2009 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Venue:     Kidspace Croydon
Our next Big Event is our Halloween Party! With tricks and treats galore, our Spooky Spectaular will be a THRILLER! This big event includes a pizza buffet, free-play and a disco with entertainment!

Events for the grownups:
Witchfest International
For this organisation it's Halloween all year round - but their convention just happens to be coming to Fairfield soon.
It's the largest witchcraft convention in the world, with talks and workshops from experts.
Listen to live music and even enjoy a nightclub at this special event.
From 10am until past midnight on Saturday November 8.
Tickets £24, go to or call 0870 442 7290.

And there are plenty of websites full of Halloween ideas if you're stuck for costumes and things to make and do:

Yours, Katrina

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