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Haverhill's Halloween Trail will take place this year - but in a different form




Haverhill Town Council’s popular Halloween Trail has survived 2020, albeit with a change of venue and different arrangements.

Instead of being at East Town Park it will take place at the Scout and Guide HQ on Colne Valley Road on Friday, October 30.

Crawling and creeping around the HQ will be a gaggle of grime and ghastly ghouls performing bone-chilling side-shows.

Scary little monsters at Haverhill's Halloween Trail when it was held in East Town Park.
Scary little monsters at Haverhill's Halloween Trail when it was held in East Town Park.

However, masks will need to be worn by everyone over the age of 11.

Nick Keeble from Haverhill Town Council said: "The trail, one of Haverhill’s best loved autumn traditions, has had to change to accommodate the needs of the pandemic.

"The biggest difference is that tickets, £1 each, will need to be purchased in advance.

"This is to help with the government’s track and trace efforts, should it be required."

"In order to allow us to better manage social distancing measures and keep down overall numbers and queues we have also moved the location to the Scout and Guide HQ."

He continued: "Most people love the fear-factor at Halloween but last year we had feedback that some younger children found it too scary.

"In response we have introduced a still spooky but less intense version of the trail. Book your arrival for between 5.20pm and 6pm and the fear-factor will be dialled down to cater to our younger witches and wizards

"I’m so pleased we’ve found a way to work around the current restrictions.

"We all need a little something to lift the spirits after this difficult year and I hope the reincarnated Halloween Trail will prove to be a frighteningly fun distraction."

No parking is available on site but the Haverhill Arts Centre and Ehringshausen Way Car Parks are both a short walk away.

The site is accessible, under normal conditions, for wheelchairs and pushchairs but wet weather may make access more difficult.

Tickets can be purchased on the Haverhill Arts Centre website

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