More treats than tricks this Hallowe’en weekend

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FORGET the tricks, the Dispatch district is in for a treat with a whole host of spookily-themed Hallowe’en events lined up this weekend.

The fun starts with a double-header at Bulwell Library on Highbury Road on Friday October 28.

This morning, the library hosts a ‘Funky Bats’ craft session for the under-fives, with the special guest being the Bookstart bear to encourage the youngsters to read. And then, this afternoon, it is time for ‘Freaky Friday’ where the over-fives’ craft hour will feature a witch’s brew and ghostly stories.

Also on Friday October 28, the Harrier pub on Christchurch Road, Hucknall will host a fundraising family-orientated ‘Fancy Dress Fright Night’.

Jenna Roy, of Hucknall, is behind the event, which will raise money in aid of the Prince’s Trust organisation for disadvantaged young people.

Attractions will include apple-bobbing, a cake stall, entertainment, prizes for the best fancy dress and food in the shape of a witch’s brew of stew and dumplings.

The Hallowe’en fun continues on Saturday October 29 with a spooky bash at the Yew Tree pub on Nottingham Road, Hucknall.

Attractions include music and karaoke with landlady Jacqui Burton putting together a cauldron of Hallowe’en punch.

A £50 cash prize is up for grabs for the customer with the best fancy-dress costume.

Hucknall’s Fun Factor children’s club takes centre stage on Sunday October 30 with a Hallowe’en disco at Hucknall Town Football Club’s Talk Of The Town social club on Watnall Road.

A fundraising raffle, competitions and prizes for the best fancy dress are on offer.