Hundreds pack King’s Lynn for Halloween spooktacular 2017

The streets of King’s Lynn were awash with zombies, witches, ghosts and ghouls for Halloween, but there was no horror involved.

A huge crowd of visitors arrived in the town centre all dressed-up and ready to follow a special trail with a map telling them which retailers to visit. A pumpkin carving competition was also held as part of the fun for the first time.

Children took centre stage after school on Tuesday afternoon, although their adults looked pretty spooktacular too. They had to search for clues on pumpkins from the participating retailers to claim their packed goodie bag at Halloween HQ.

Organised by Vancouver Quarter and West Norfolk Council, the event also included a special photobooth so the young visitors could have their picture taken with a wonderful, spooky backdrop. Did you child have their picture taken? Download it here

Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter centre manager, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who took part in our Halloween event this year, we had lots of very happy children throughout the afternoon, it was fantastic to see so many smiling faces and the turnout this year was incredible – a good increase in footfall on last year.

“We were delighted by the positive feedback we received from parents, and we hope the children enjoyed completing the trail before tucking into their goodie bag packed with sweets.

“I’d like to thank the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk for teaming up with us again for this event, the retailers that took part and to the wonderful support staff who helped us pack thousands of goodie bags and supported the event on the day.”

There was also a £200 prize for one lucky child to spend on toys in the town and the spooky atmosphere was enhanced by a pair of giant witches who were plying their craft throughout.