Halloween events are a spooktacular success

Hundreds of people got into the spooky spirit over the weekend and took part in Halloween events across the Malvern Hills District.

A free Pumpkin Trail, hosted by Upton upon Severn Information Centre, ran from 29 to 30 October.

Nearly 500 people took part in the event, which saw 15 pumpkins with ghoulish faces hidden across the town and the former churchyard dressed with Halloween decorations.

Families were also encouraged to dress up and enjoyed treats which were handed out by staff.

As well as this, Tenbury's first outdoor cinema event was held on 30 October at the Burgage.

Almost 250 people attended the two screenings of the popular Halloween flick Hocus Pocus.

The event was organised by Ludwig Arts and funded by ERDF Welcome Back Fund, which is administered by Malvern Hills District Council.

Cllr Daniel Walton, Portfolio Holder for Tourism and Economic Development at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "It is great to see so many people come out to enjoy these Spooktacular events, all whilst supporting our town centres. Traders in Upton reported an increase in footfall. We hope to build on the success of the Pumpkin Trail for next year and hold an event that is bigger and better".

Cllr Lesley Bruton, Ward Member for Tenbury Wells at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "I should like to say a thank you to Ludwig Theatre Arts for organising Tenbury's first outdoor cinema event, which was extremely successful. The screening of Hocus Pocus under a magical starlit Halloween night sky, was attended by 250 people and was a very enjoyable family event".


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