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24 – 31 October Red Lion Yard’s Spooktacular Halloween Makeover

From 24 October, the historic Red Lion Yard in the heart of Colchester, gets an amazing spooktacular Halloween makeover with witches that cackle and glow; giant spiders spinning their webs, just waiting to pounce on the unwary visitor; and scary creatures crawling out of the sewers. And, watch out for the ghostly apparitions and spooky sounds.

It’s all part of {Colchester Presents} Light & Shade – the Halloween event taking place across Colchester town Centre. Find out more here:

31 October Scary Storytelling

On Halloween itself (Saturday 31 October), Red Lion Yard will host scary storytelling- all FREE – organised by Boots Optician, who in partnership with the charity the National Literacy Trust is running a literacy programme. The storytelling will take place in unit 8/9, which will be decked out for the occasion complete with ghostly fog and scary music to set the right mood. Sessions are held at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

31 October Face Painting & Trick or Treating

For even more Halloween fun on 31 of October in the same unit 8/9 Red Lion Yard (or outside it if the weather allows), kids can get a new scary Halloween look with our FREE face painting, getting them ready for trick or treating around Lion Walk Shopping Centre & Red Lion Yard. To take part in the Trick or Treating, all they have to do is to pick up a Trick or Treat bag from Unit 8/9 Red Lion Yard and visit participating retailers (those with a trick or treat poster in the window) to pick up a treat (or maybe get a trick played on them).

PLUS, on 31 October a ghostly monk will be roaming Red Lion Yard and Lion Walk posing for photos with those who dare!


Programme of Halloween fun:

24 Oct – 31 Oct: Red Lion Yard gets a spooky Halloween makeover

31 Oct: Spooky storytelling in Red Lion Yard unit 8/9 at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

31 Oct: FREE face painting also in unit 8/9 Red Lion Yard from 12noon to 4pm.

31 Oct: Trick or treating from 12noon, pick up your trick & treat bag from unit 8/9 Red Lion Yard and visit participating retailers to collect a treat.


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