Enjoy a ghoulish adventure in your local haunt

10 September 2018
A spook-tacular event is to take place during the October half term – with families urged to book their places now to avoid disappointment.
 
Demelza has organised a Halloween Pumpkin Hunt with events to take place in Chislehurst, Gravesend, Greenwich, Hastings, Sevenoaks, West Malling and Whitstable on Thursday 25 October and Friday 26 October. 
 
With each event pumpkins will be on display with various retailers and at local landmarks and children will be required to hunt for them around their local town while picking up treats from shops and businesses along the way.
 
Children are encouraged to wear fancy dress with lots of witch, wizard, bat, cat and monsters costumes expected. The best Halloween costume in each location will win a prize and winners from each town will then be judged against each other for the chance of winning a Merlin family pass which has been kindly donated by our corporate partner Active International. The whole family are invited along for some frightfully good fun.
 
The Halloween Pumpkin Hunt takes approximately one hour to complete and is open to children aged 3-11. Those taking part will be given their own Pumpkin Passport to get stamped and will be given treats at stops along the route.
 
Tamsyn Clark, Demelza’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing, said: “The Halloween Pumpkin Hunt has taken place in Chislehurst for the past four years and has been a great success, so we wanted to introduce this to new locations across the South East.
 
“This is a lovely family event - which we promise will not be scary at all. It will be lots of family fun. This is a safe way to take your children trick or treating, with less tricks and more treats. Plus the event will raise much needed funds for Demelza.”
 
The Halloween Pumpkin Hunt costs £5 per child and grown-ups can go along for free. Each event is being sponsored and supported by local businesses.
 
Find out more by visiting our Pumpkin Hunt event page