Wiltshire Council: Enjoy Halloween But Be Careful

Wiltshire Council is encouraging families to have a scarily fun but safe Halloween this year and is urging everyone to stick to the COVID-19 guidance.

There are lots of activities around this Halloween that will allow families to have fun in a safe way.

These activities could include:

  • A fun Halloween party with your household
  • Decorating pumpkins to display
  • Virtual Halloween party and games with wider-family and friends over Zoom or FaceTime
  • Hold a trick or treat treasure hunt with sweets and goodies being the prize
  • Make homemade costumes and decorations
  • Bake homemade Halloween-themed treats and have a spooky feast

People can also download the new free Salisbury Trails App and follow the Witchcraft, Riots and Treason trail that takes you through the trials and tribulations experienced by the city.  The app is available free for download to Apple and Android devices via the Apple App-Store and Google Play.

Wiltshire Libraries have a series of online Halloween themed activities. They are running a Facebook Halloween quiz to test people’s knowledge of all things spooky. The quiz will be published at 7pm on Thursday 29 October, with answers published 24 hours later.

People can take part  on the libraries page as part of Get Online Week, Amesbury library has created a video about Halloween and Christmas crafts, which can be viewed at our Libraries YouTube page

Cllr Philip Whitehead, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said:

We know it’s a shame that Halloween will be a little different this year, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had inside. It’s vital at this time that we’re as sensible as possible so that the virus stays under control in Wiltshire so we can get through this as quickly as possible.

Hopefully, by sticking to the rules, next year will see families, friends and neighbours gathering together again and celebrating in style.

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