Children’s play scheme set to host week of Halloween fun

Youngsters at Oscars
Youngsters at Oscars

A children’s club in Hartlepool is set to host a week of Halloween-themed fun during the October half-term break.

Oscars, based in Rossmere Youth Centre on Rossmere Way, is offering spooky activities for children aged three to sixteen from Monday, October 23, until Friday, October 27.

Activities will run from 8am, with breakfast provided on arrival, until 5.45pm.

The Hartlepool Borough Council-run club, which was named outstanding by Ofsted, will provide opportunities for children to carve pumpkins, embark on a spooky scavenger hunt, dance at a Halloween party and show off their sporting skills at games of spider football and zombie tig.

Sandra Robinson, the council’s Out of School Co-ordinator, said: “Children always have a fantastic time during our October half-term week of fun.

“Our team works hard to develop exciting and engaging Halloween-themed activities, and our facilities here at Rossmere Youth Centre are excellent, enabling us to organise numerous sports, street dancing, arts and crafts and much more.

“No matter what, the emphasis is on fun at Oscars and parents can relax knowing that their children are enjoying themselves and are in safe hands.

“We encourage parents to get in touch as soon as possible to book their children a space for what is sure to be a frightfully fun week.”

Oscars also operate an after-school service on weekdays which involves children being collected from school and transported to the centre where they take part in a wide range of educational and fun activities. Parents have until 6pm to collect their children.