That spooky time of year is almost upon us once again.
If you’re looking for a Halloween-themed event for the family or children then there are plenty to choose from.
Some events have already taken place including Accrington Lions’ annual Halloween party, attended by around 200 children and parents.
May Edmundson, of the Lions, said it was a ‘brilliant day’. She added: “It’s something we put on for the community every year and from the feedback we have had it’s been one of the best people have attended in recent years.
“We had fancy dress competitions for the children and they enjoyed playing games like pass the pumpkin and wrapping other children up as a mummy using toilet roll.”
Here’s our round-up of some of the Halloween events happening across the borough:
Thu, October 29
Primetime at Norden School, Rishton: Potions Class at the ‘Copperhouse School of Wizardry and Witchcraft’ from 10am to 11.30am. Entry £1.50 per child and suitable for children up to the age of eight. To book a place call 01254 887116.
Hyndburn Leisure Centre: Halloween-themed fitness classes on October 29 and October 30.
Accrington Town Hall Ballroom: Halloween fancy dress party from 6pm to 8.30pm with ghostly stories, face painting, disco, house of horrors, games and prizes. In association with The Performing Arts Academy. Drop off and pick up. Ticket £5. Ages five to 11. To book call 01254 380293.
Oswaldtwistle Mills: Construct your very own 3D foam haunted house. From 11am to 3pm and entry costs £3. Event held in The Hungry Tackler and requires parental supervision.
Walmesley Arms, Great Harwood: Live interactive horror maze. From 9pm and runs through to Sunday, October 31.
Fri, October 30
Rishton Free Gardeners Club: Halloween children’s party from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Tickets £2.50 and children must be accompanied, adults go free. Games and prizes for fancy dress and free plated food.
Baxenden Village Club: Halloween party from 6pm onwards. Fancy dress optional but encouraged with prizes for best dressed child and adult. Featuring games and a ‘freaky Friday karaoke’.
Nags Head, Blackburn Road, Accrington: First part of their Spooktacular Weekend with a chilli supper, witches brew, best costumer prize.
Sat, October 31
Accrington Arndale Centre: Trick or Treat party from 11am to 3pm.
Railway Pub, Blackburn Road, Accrington: Rocky Horror Picture Show Disco. From 10.30pm. People encouraged to dress up as their favourite character with prizes on offer.
Accrington Town Hall Ballroom: Halloween Dance Night from 7pm. Tickets £8 per person and fancy dress is optional. To book call 01254 380293.
Reptile Wonderland, Rishton: Halloween Party from 5pm to 9pm to celebrate the opening of their new store. Guests will also be introduced to some of the shop’s scariest creatures.
Churchfield House in Great Harwood: Children’s fancy dress part from 2pm to 4pm. Tickets £2.50 per child including part food and goody bag. Age limit up to nine years old. Adult fancy dress and buffet at 7.30pm including a murder mystery game. Tickets £8.
Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre and Theatre: ‘Scare Fest’ with tours from 4pm every 15 minutes with a chance to meet weird and wonderful characters and hear stories from the depths of the theatre’s history. Tickets £4.50 per person and suitable for children over eight years old. Tour last 30 minutes with an extra 15 minutes for visitors aged 12 and over. Free arts, crafts and apple bobbing available.
Oswaldtwistle Social Club: ‘Brother Beard’s’ Halloween party from 8pm onwards.
Nags Head, Blackburn Road, Accrington: Second part of their Spooktacular Weekend with a Thriller dance off, Halloween punches, shyringe shots party games, beer raffle, buffet, karaoke and best fancy dress prize.
The Brickworks, Hyndburn Road, Accrington: Halloween disco from 8.30pm, candy room and fancy dress encouraged. Free entry for every child that dines from 5pm onwards.
Hare and Hounds, Clayton-le-Moors: Halloween party from 8pm with DJ, games and prizes.
Craft and Crumpet on Blackburn Road, Accrington: Learn how to transform a friendly face into a monster makeover. A parent and child workshop including refreshments from 1pm to 4pm. To book visit the shop.
Sun, November 1
Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre: ‘Music of the Night’ Halloween concert at 7.30pm featuring the East Lancashire Concert Band and friends with music from Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters and Lord of the Rings. Tickets £5.