It’s nearly half term!

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Halloween Half Term at The Milky Way Adventure Park

Fun Fun fun!

This Halloween Half Term at The Milky Way families can enjoy a fabulous family day out with a little extra Halloween-themed fun – all designed to be fun rather than scary!

From Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st October 2021 The Milky Way will be all dressed up and your little horrors are invited to dress up for the daily Fancy Dress competition too – there’ll be a prize every day for the best! Ride the Halloween Express, bump around the Spooky Swamp Dodgems, catch Merlin’s special themed show to be wowed by his special brand of spooktacular fun and join the fun Treasure Hunt to win a sweet treat (open to children 0-12 years).

The Milky Way Adventure Park, Higher Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5RY

Children’s Expressive Arts Extravaganza – torrington pannier market.

Family fun.

On Thursday the 28th October between 10.00am and 3.00pm Torrington’s very own Pannier Market will be the location for a very special event half term holiday event.

The Town Council in collaboration with various organisations have put together a jam-packed programme of fun, exciting, creative, engaging, inspiring and most importantly totally free activities for children and young people.

Throughout the day attendees will have the opportunity of working with Tarka Pottery to create something out of air-drying clay, there will be hands on interactive science-meets-art activities with ‘Sciencedipity’ and drop in Circus Skills with experienced and well-known Expressive Arts Practitioner Rob Pudner from Entertainingly Different who will also act as MC for the day.

There will be Street Dance Workshops courtesy of founding Director of ‘Streetz Dance Company’ Amy Avery and Hula Hooping sessions with Circus Performer Maz Manuva. Della from Fizzog Face Painting will be doing her thing throughout the day as will Dave Hendy who will perform his Punch and Judy show three times at various intervals. If this wasn’t enough children will be able to create a piece of original artwork with Kate and the fabulous Higher Beings paint spinner and last but not least, everyone will be able to contribute to a piece of people participation artwork with Westcountry based fine and digital artist Jo Mortimer. The finished piece – a unique reminder of the day will then be displayed in the town for years to come.

As you can see from above there really is something for children of all ages, abilities and interests and for one day of the holiday at least there should be no moans of being bored – you might even find a brand-new interest is forged or a hidden talent is revealed.

There is no need to book although places on some activities will be limited and delivered on a first come first served basis so whatever the weather just make a beeline for the Pannier Market on the 28th and you and yours will be guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome and day of family fun. Look out for further details on the town council’s website and around the town, which will include timings of the workshops.

And don’t forget – When in the town centre, continue to support your local traders and “Buy Local”!

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