The scariest time of the year has arrived - and spending Halloween in Milton Keynes looks set to be frightfully good fun.
Zoopla named the city as the best place in the UK to trick or treat, but if that’s not for you - never fear. Here is a list of what you can get up to this Halloween.
> A Halloween Masked Ball is being held in MK tomorrow night to raise money to help bereaved children.
Intrepid young women Annie Green, 24, and 25-year-old Naomi Berners will trek 72 kilometres across the Grand Canyon to support Harry’s Rainbow in the city.
One of the ways adventurous Annie and Naomi are fundraising is to hold a ball at the Holiday Inn on Saxon Gate. There will be a raffle on the night, with prizes donated from local businesses, including family tickets to Woburn Safari and Bletchley Park, a day spa at Whittlebury Hall, an Apple TV box, Makita tool box and many more.
The themed night includes a three course meal, raffle and live music from Alkka.
Tickets cost £35 per person.
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> For a Halloween treat to give the kids, head to Gullivers Land, which is running spooky activities today and tomorrow.
At each stop along the trail there will be frightfully fun activities to face - and you can get your picture taken as you transform into some scary characters.
> Mastee is holding a Fancy Dress Halloween Celebration at their Indian restaurant in Bletchley.
There is a special zombie cocktail offer and ghoulish music.
The best dressed will receive a prize.
It’s on tonight and tomorrow night.
> John Lawson’s Halloween Circus has rolled into Frosts Garden Centre in Woburn Sands
Families across Milton Keynes are invited to join Frosts for a ghoulish half term jam-packed with Halloween treats including the House of Hocus Pocus.
Children can dunk apples into a yummy chocolate fondue and then decorating it with sprinkles.
They can also scoop and carve their own pumpkin which they can take home to display on All Hallows’ Eve – parents will need to help out with this one.
In the final room, there will be a ghoulish sing-song to finish off the fun.
The Halloween Circus and House of Hocus Pocus run throughout half term until Saturday 31 October. Tickets to the Circus cost £6.99 per person; the show times are 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm each day.
House of Hocus Pocus tickets cost £9.99 per child and £2.99 per adult; there are eight sessions throughout the day. Call 0800 954 9484 to book, and please note that full payment is required at the time of booking.
> On Friday 30 October, chefs at Spice Village are putting on a spooktacular four course meal plus entertainment from the Diamond Abba tribute for £24.95pp.
Just for fun, the team at popular Indian restaurant Spice Village have come up with a few spine-chilling alternatives to popular Indian dishes to get everybody in the ghoulish mood!
Ro-gonna getcha Josh
Murgh-der Tikka Masala
Contact the team at Spice Village to book a table on 01908 330476.