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Halloween fun for Andover families

Is Halloween cancelled this year?

It’s a question that many parents – and some children – have been asking since Boris Johnson urged the nation to limit mixing with people to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Will Hallowe’en – on October 31 be cancelled?

No it’s not cancelled it will just be different this year.

Carve a pumpkin

We would love to see your Halloween Pumpkin creations . Please send them in to us at familylife@loveandover.com

We will share our favourites online and in print.

Here’s some suggestions to help you with your Pumpkin designs.

Princess AND Treat Halloween Delivery

Lollypop have teamed up with their partners at The Tea Cosy to offer a fun (and very tasty) solution. Introducing Princess AND Treat Halloween delivery service! On 31st of October their pumpkin princess will be delivering tasty Halloween treat boxes to little ones in the Andover/ Hurtbourne Tarrant area. Each treat box is filled with yummy cakes from The Tea Cosy and includes one pumpkin cupcake, one Halloween cakesickle and one Halloween themed lolly. Your treat box will be delivered by a princess, who will wish you a happy Halloween and be available for some lovely socially distanced photos, giving your little ones the chance to show off their Halloween outfits. Your delivery will also include a signed photo from our princess to remember your special time together! Each visit is priced at £35 including one treat box, with additional boxes available to order for a price of £6 each. Currently they are only accepting bookings in Andover, Hurstbourne Tarrant and adjacent areas. Give them a call to book on 07545 598538.

Spooky walks in Andover

There is only one place to go in Andover for a spooky walk.

Iron Bridge/Ladies Walk
The story that most people who live in Andover know is of the ghost of the White Lady who haunts over and below the bridge. It’s told that there was a young girl who stole a horse and was chased and she and the horse jumped off the bridge,and the hoof beats are often heard up there at night.

Do you know of any local spooky stories ?

We would love to know them, please email them to me at familylife@loveandover.com

Local Halloween events

Please bear in mind with the ever changing Covid rules and regulations that it best to check that events are still happening as planned before you travel, no one wants to turn up somewhere and find out it’s not happening and have upset and disappointed children.

We are excited to be working with Andover Bid and In Andover to bring you a fun family Halloween activity in Andover. Click here for further details.

Pumpkin festival at Bourne Valley PYO

October 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Everything is subject to Covid regulations of course but they plan to  stay open with over 10,000 pumpkins to sell. They have also planned a one way socially distanced ‘Secret Woodland Walk Spooktacular’ aimed at children 10 and under with wrapped sweets for trick or treat from 4pm to 8pm on the 24th, 30th and 31st October. They have arranged for Zaks parties to be there and a hot air balloon. You won’t need to book for pumpkin picking but there will be bookings for the Spooktacular nights and they expect tickets to be on sale by the first week of October. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details here

Halloween Spooktacular

October 29th – 31st October 3pm

Enjoy Halloween as a family, with the return of this popular event for another year at Dobbies in Andover. 

Kids can get stuck into terrifying treats before getting creative with a creepy craft activity and ghoulish games. Each event will hold a fancy-dress competition, so make sure your little ones wear their most Spooktacular fancy dress costume to be in with a chance of winning a prize. Places need to be booked in advance here

Whitchurch Pumpkin Hunt 2020

October 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit our events section of our website here for the latest local events taking place in Andover and surrounding areas

Enjoy Halloween as a family but please remember to follow the latest covid guidelines.

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