‘Fa-boo-lous’ turnout for Hinckley’s ‘Spooktacular Saturday’ family fun day as it is hailed a success

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 31 October 2022

MANY GHOSTS, ghouls, witches and wizards flocked on down to Hinckley’s ‘haunted’ Britannia Centre shopping mall on Saturday (29 October) for the ‘Spooktacular Saturday’ fun day.

The family fun day seen many ghosts, ghouls, witches and costumed characters show up to play pumpkin bowling, get their faces painted, and make some ‘creepy’ crafts (Image: Jim Tomlinson/HBBC)

The event, arranged by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC), which always proves a hit ever year, seen a range of free Halloween-themed activities being held for families, children, and town-goers to enjoy.

Some of the ‘spookily good’ entertaining activities included ‘freaky’ face paint stencils being painted on ghostly faces, pumpkin bowling, creepy crafts, ‘spooky’ stone painting, and even a visit from stilt-walking skeleton.

Many attendees shown up in their best Halloween fancy dress, with prizes for the creepiest costume being handed out on the day by Hinckley and Bosworth Mayor, Coun. Dawn Glenville, alongside her husband and consort, Coun. Barry Walker.

Hinckley’s very own radio station Fosse 107 joined the haunting by providing the spooky soundtrack to the day.

They played many much-loved iconic Halloween anthems, such as Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Bobby Pickett’s “Monster Mash”, and Ray Parker Jr.’s “Ghostbusters”, to name a few of the many Halloween hits played on the day.

Coun. Keith Nichols, the Borough Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Leisure, Tourism and Town Centres, said: “It was fantastic to see so many spooky faces and creepy costumes turn out on Saturday.

“Everyone had a fang-tastic time at what always proves to be a popular event with families. Our thanks to everyone who came along and took part – and congratulations to the best dressed visitors, too.”

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