Hinckley Council’s suggested trick-or-treat alternatives

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 27 October 2020

HALLOWEEN is fast-approaching as it is just four days away, however Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council are reminding residents to celebrate the event safely this year amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Pumpkin carving (Pexels)

Whilst the usual annual Halloween tradition of going trick-or-treating will not be going ahead this year, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council have suggested a few different ways that families can keep themselves occupied in other ways.

A spokesperson for the Council explained: “We’re reminding people to celebrate safely this Halloween to limit exposure and slow the spread of coronavirus.

“Halloween is one of the most exciting times of year for young children as they’re taken door to door to enjoy trick or treating.

“But, with Covid-19 cases on the increase it’s important that we all find a safer way to celebrate this year.”

“There’s no need to cancel Halloween; in fact there are many fun things that you can do to enjoy Halloween as a family, but the usual trick or treat door knocking should be avoided because of the difficulties in maintaining social distancing and the risks of sharing food.”, they further explained.

The recommended activities

Pumpkin carving

Families can carve pumpkins together and showcase all of their different designs, decoration skills and carving talents. This is an activity that has become synonymous with the holiday.

Decorating the house

Get your spooktacular decorations out and decorate your house or driveway. This shows that the passion is still there for Halloween this year and makes for a great sight to see for passers-by who are pumpkin hunting in the area.

Hold a movie night in

Find a scarily-good Halloween movie on the TV guide, or a platform or your choice, and gather round the TV and watch with those you live with.

Hold a virtual costume party

Hold a virtual costume party online with your close friends and family, from the comfort of your own home with an online face-to-face video-sharing app like Zoom or FaceTime, to celebrate Halloween together.

Hold a ‘Halloween treasure hunt’ outdoors

Whilst on walks with your children, make a list of things that are Halloween-themed that they can hunt for and tick off their lists whilst out on their walks, passing by all of the well-decorated houses.

Hold a treasure hunt for household members

A treasure hunt can be held at home too – Halloween items can be hidden and placed all around the house, for household members to find on a hunt around the house.

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