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October half-term (2023): free local activities and affordable food offers

October half-term (2023): free local activities and affordable food offers

We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for things for you and yours to get up to during the October Half Term holidays. Here’s a full list of everything we’re involved with, plus a look at some of the free/low-cost kids’ food offers we’re aware of. Please note that some of these activities will require advance booking. We've added notes to let you know which ones you'll need to book onto.

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Pumpkin carving and nature activities, Red Lane (Wednesday 25 October, 11am to 2pm)

Taking place from 11am to 2pm at Red Lane growing project, this free Halloween party is open to all. Expect:

  • Pumpkin carving
  • Nature activities
  • Hot dogs
  • S’mores cooked on the campfire
  • ..and more

Booking is essential for those wishing to carve a pumpkin. To book, please message Alun Morris at www.facebook.com/alunbah.morris or Text/WhatsApp 07783763903. Poster to promote the Pumpkin carving event at Red Lane growing project

Black History Month storytelling session, Farnworth Library (Saturday 28 October, 11am)

Celebrate Black History Month with this storytelling session at Farnworth Library, Market Street, BL4 7PG.

Prepared to be inspired as Mandy Jelenje brings to life African stories through props and music.

For more information, visit:  octagonbolton.co.uk/black-history-month-story-telling.
Poster to promote the Black History Month storytelling session

Willow Hey Halloween Party (Saturday 28 October, from 6pm)

Taking place from 6pm onwards at Willow Hey, Doe Hey Grove, this free Halloween party is open to all. Expect:

  • Ghost stories
  • Fancy dress competition
  • Scary Halloween walk
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Food and drinks
  • ..and more

All ghouls, ghosts, and zombies are welcome..! For more information, email Michelle using  michelle.sheree@boltonathome.org.uk or by phoning/texting 07747764558. Willow Hey Halloween Project

Green Space official opening and ABC Park re-launch (Monday 30 October, 12pm to 3pm)

Come along to the relaunch of ABC Park from 12pm to 3pm (Access between 19 – 25 Platt Hill Ave, Deane, BL3 4JT) where you can expect: inflatables, games, sports, light refreshments and more- all for free.

Plus- get involved in the 'name the space' competition for this green space:

What would you like this green space to be known as? Design a logo/name and bring your entries to the opening day to be in with a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher. Happy drawing..!Poster to promote the Green Space official opening and ABC Park┬áre-launch

Slaterfield spooktacular event (Tuesday 31 October, 5pm to 8pm)

Taking place from 5pm to 8pm at Slaterfield Community Centre, Carrington Drive, this free Halloween party is open to all. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult. Expect:

  • Fancy dress competition
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Pumpkin hunt
  • Apple bobbing
  • Family quiz
  • Food and drinks
  • ..and more

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Free and low-cost kids’ food offers (tap the links for further details and terms)

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