No scaring us... families flock to halloween trail at the Hub
A HALLOWEEN trail organised by The Hub, in Barnard Castle, was fully booked before lockdown with families enjoying a bit of seasonal entertainment after months of Covid restrictions.
To ensure everyone’s safety, four groups an hour were allowed onto the trail which included such scares as a Lego mummy, a guitar playing skeleton and a witch who had crashed her broom into the ground. The trail concluded with wizard Tom Whittaker dishing out a goody bag full of fruit, sweets and a craft items.
Sarah Gent, of The Hub, said the event was made possible through cash from The Lottery Fund and had involved the skills of artists Holly Scott and Suzanne Williams, The Castle Players’ Helen Griffith and Anna Hunton, along with numerous volunteers.
Sean Twiss, of Durham University, used his creative skills to create eyeballs on the Hub lake’s island.
Ms Gent said: “Even Barnard Castle School has lent us a spare skeleton to go on the lake. It has been a wonderful collective response.
“The feedback we have had is really positive. I think people are appreciative that we are doing something for them.”