Spooky Halloween Trail at Rufford Abbey Country Park
Sat 21 October - Sun 5 November
Explore the parks annual spooky Halloween terror trail. You will be able to explore the haunted hideaways, creepy woods and hidden terrors.
The trail is self-lead and you will be able to purchase these from the visitor reception daily from 10.30am to 4pm. £1 each and you will receive a prize if you survive!
Be green this Halloween!
Here are a few things you can do to save money and be green this Halloween:
Avoid using disposable plates and cutlery if you are having a Halloween party
Trick or Treat? Decorate an old ice cream tub or a canvas shopping bag to carry your Halloween treats. And save on packaging by making your own treats such as cakes and biscuits
Vamp up the house with some ghoulish puppets made from rubbish such as plastic bottles and cardboard
Looking for a fancy dress costume? Take a trip down to the charity shop and see what your imagination can create
Fill your torch with rechargeable batteries rather than disposable ones and walk the streets of your neighbourhood, don't drive
'Treat' the environment and either recycle your costumes and decorations or save them to use again next year
If you don't already compost, Halloween is a great time to start. You can add your carved pumpkins to your compost bin, along with fallen leaves, food scraps and other biodegradable garden and household waste. Compost creates excellent soil for your garden. You might even be able to use it to help grow next year's pumpkins
Advice from Nottinghamshire Police
During this season and the run up to Halloween and Bonfire Night, there are an increased amount of reported incidents of antisocial behaviour where some young people find it amusing to target local residents, many of them vulnerable, by throwing eggs at windows.
This problem can be tackled if it is made difficult for them to obtain eggs. All shopkeepers have been advised not to sell eggs to teenagers. Please also bear in mind if you are sending your teenager to the shop for supplies!
If you wish to display a poster telling people not to come trick or treating, visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website. You will also find advice for parents on enjoying Halloween safely and being considerate to others. Also, shopkeepers will find a Police notice stating that eggs and flour will not be sold to youngsters during this period.
Newark and Sherwood District Council Castle House Great North Road Newark Notts NG24 1BY