Trick or Treat, Penny or a Sweet ....
Halloween is celebrated on October 31st and children and adults dress up in scary costumes including witches, skeletons, bats and ghosts, visit people's homes and play trick or treat.
But why do we celebrate Halloween?
Well the truth is, nobody really knows where Halloween originates, but what is known for sure is that Halloween happens on the eve of a major Catholic festival "All Saints", otherwise known as "All Hallows" ( 1st November) and the eve of a Celtic pagan festival known as Samhain.
Some people believed that at this time of year, the spirits of dead people could come 'alive' and walk among the living and if you dressed up in costume when going outside you would avoid being harmed. Could this be where the origin of the Halloween costumes seen today arises?
There's always something going on at Halloween in Telford and Wrekin and along with trick or treating why not consider attending some of these great events:
Spooky Halloween Trail at Severn Valley Country Park
From Saturday 25th October, 11:00am
Follow the scary clues to see if you can work out the Halloween puzzle to win a small prize.
Halloween drive in Movies
After the success of our last drive in movie in May, they're back at Telford International Centre on Friday 31 October. Here is our movie running order.
2pm - Disney's Frozen
6pm - Hotel Transylvania
8.30pm - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15)
11pm - Nightmare on Elm Street (18)
Ghostly Gaslight at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge
Saturday 25th October, 6:00pm until 10:00pm
We dare you to visit Blists Hill Victorian Town dressed up in your most scary costume and see the streets, shops and houses transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters? Booking in advance essential.
Make a creepy creature at Coalport China Museum
27th to 31st October
Go along and try your hand at painting or making creepy creatures from clay.
Spooky Halloween Fun at Severn Valley Country Park
Wednesday 29th October, 10:00am until 3:30pm
Play Halloween bingo, bob for apples, make your own toffee apples to take home, see how quickly you can wrap the Mummy and pick the Zombie’s brains!
Psychic Supper Halloween Special at Ramada Telford Ironbridge
Friday 31st October, 7:00pm until 10:00pm
An unforgettable evening of spine tingling entertainment with Psychic Medium and Spiritual Healer Patrick Hutchinson
Grand Marquee Launch Party Night at The Shropshire
Friday 31st October, 7:00pm until 11:59pm
Celebrate the launch of the new marquee with a three course meal and live entertainment. Guests can also enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival with canapés.
Halloween Crafts at Severn Valley Country Park
Saturday 1st November,11:00am until 12:30pm
A morning of spooky Halloween crafts to take home
Children's Halloween Party at Ramada Hotel Telford
Saturday 1st November, 12:30pm until 3:30pm
Spooktacular party for children aged 0-7 years; with gruesome grub, hair raising party games with prizes and a gr-oooovy disco!
Whatever spooky things you get up to, be sure to share your antics with thebestoftelfordandwrekin
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