Join in spooky fun this Halloween

SOMETHING SPOOKY is going on down at The Hub in Alexandra Park with plenty of Halloween fun at an open day on Saturday, October 29.

The day is open to everyone and runs from 11am until 3pm with a host of activities to take part in and watch.

Why not have a go at crafting your own pumpkin, get your hands on some ‘smelly vegetables, bob for apples, take part in a story time and plant your own bulbs?

To keep with the Halloween fun there will also be some birds of prey swooping in to keep people entertained.

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The Hub is also a resource for residents of all ages and groups wanting to learn more about food growing and is part of Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Growing scheme.

Community growing sessions are held every Wednesday (10am to noon) and Saturday (10am to noon – family focussed) and offer activities, such as growing salad and lettuces to picking chives, spring onions and garlic and using them to make a pizza in the on-site outdoor oven.

The Hub can be accessed via gate on Kings Road, Oldham OL8 2BH – just along from Kings Road car park, next to Wheels for All.

Meanwhile, in Uppermill, get spooked at Halloween on a ‘Spooky Walk’ on Saturday, October 29.

Organised by Uppermill Fc, the walk will start from the Satellite Centre, Wellington Road, Greenfield. Please come in Fancy Dress if possible! There will be food/drink and a quiz after.

Entrance cost £5 for 1 adult and 1 child or £10 for 2 adults and up to 3 children or via sponsorship (forms from coaches).

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Elsewhere, on Wednesday, October 26 there is a special screening of Monsters University at 6pm in Limehurst Tenants Hall, with arts and crafts before the film (www.thesmallcinema.com).

Then on Saturday, October 29, there is ‘Oldham Spooktacular’ in the town centre from 11am – 4pm, with Hogwarts themed arts and crafts, spooky science experiments and L_ve Hangman, a life-sized version of the high stakes game. (www.visitoldham.com).

Councillor Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “Oldham Council is committed to engaging young people and families in fun and exciting themed activities every year.

“The events near Halloween are just the start of all the great activities taking place over the next couple of months.

“Don’t miss out on the autumn and winter programme which includes The Big Bang Bonfire, Oldham’s Reindeer parade and Oldham’s Christmas Light Switch On.”

You can find more great events taking place across the borough by visiting www.visitioldham.com

For more information or to get involved in any activities at The Hub, email: Hannah.williams@oldham.gov.uk or call 0161 770 4067.

To find out more about Get Oldham Growing and the projects the initiative has already supported visit www.oldham.gov.uk/getoldhamgrowing

 

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