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All your borough Halloween events
8:00am Sunday 28th October 2012 in News
THE streets of Thurrock are set to be filled with ghosts, ghouls, witches and monsters on Wednesday night as Halloween arrives.
If you’re looking for some spooky activities for your little ones, or even yourself, check out the Gazette’s guide to the hair-raising fun happening near you this week.
On Tuesday, October 30, Spooky’s Party for children takes place at Grays Library.
Children are invited to come in fancy dress to hear Spooky the ghostly skeleton tell some scary stories.
This will be followed by a fancy dress parade and a spooky disco on the third floor of the Thameside complex.
The fun kicks off at 6.30pm and activities are for children aged five to 11.
Tickets are £5 per child with accompanying adults free, which includes a soft drink.
To book and for further information, call the Thameside Theatre box office on 0845 3005264.
Children can learn some more scary stories to spook their friends and family, as well as enjoying Halloween games, with Creative Blast’s special workshop at the Thameside Theatre.
It is on from 10am to 4pm on Thursday, November 1, and is suitable for youngsters aged six to 16-years-old. Tickets are £18 and can be booked by calling the theatre box office.
If you’re looking to up the fright-factor, Langdon Visitor Centre and nature reserve, in Lower Dunton Road, near Bulphan, is offering the chance to explore the woods after dark, while looking out for things that go bump in the night.
Places are £6 per person, including a hot drink and biscuits.
Participants are asked to come in fancy dress.
Halloween fun of the free variety is on offer at Lakeside Shopping Centre from 11am and 5pm from Monday (October 29) to Friday.
There will be scary stories to enjoy told by monsters at 11am, 1pm and 3pm every day, lantern decorating and a mini bag of spooky sweets for Little Lake Monster Club members.
Non-members can join for free on the day and take part too.
For more information, speak to the team near Debenhams on level one during the event.
For something truly spine-chilling, you can also check out East Tilbury’s Coalhouse Fort, which will be open Halloween evening.
The Victorian fort, in Princess Margaret Road, was built in 1874, and is believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Essex.
Vue Cinema, at Lakeside, is offering people the chance to relax while catching the cult film the Rocky Horror Picture Show, from 8pm on Wednesday.
It is the story of newly-engaged couple Brad and Janet, who have no choice but to knock at a nearby house for help after they break down.
The film is certified 12A and tickets are £6.65 for children and £8 for adults.
If ghosts and monsters are not your thing and you fancy solving crime instead, Orsett Hall is hosting a murder mystery event in its Whitmore Suite on Wednesday night.
Tickets are £49.95 per person and include a three-course meal and half a bottle of house wine, as well as all the murder mystery fun.
Guests must arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm sit down.
To book, stop by the hotel, in Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, or call 01375 891402.