Frightening fun for families

Rachael Garlick haunted by one of the monsters.
Rachael Garlick haunted by one of the monsters.

HUNDREDS of families enjoyed an evening of terrifying treats at a popular Halloween event.

The annual Spoo-Quay event once again proved a huge success with more than 1,300 people turning out at Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience to kick off their Halloween weekend in a frighteningly fun fashion.

Hundreds of town youngsters got in the spirit at the Harry Potter-themed event by dressing up as their favourite witch or wizard.

As well as dusting down their wands, children also got to take part in horror activities such as pumpkin decorating, a naughty goblin treasure hunt and mask making.

The event, which was organised by Hartlepool Borough Council, was a complete sell out.

Organisers were delighted to see residents come out in force for Halloween once again and hailed the extravaganza a success.

Lesley Strickland, the council’s cultural events officer, said: “This year’s Spoo-Quay has been another successful event.”

“Around 1,300 visitors enjoyed an evening of evil entertainment and lots came in costume, we must have had a few hundred little Harry Potters.”

l People are also reminded of the next event being organised by Hartlepool Borough Council.

Christmas Crackers takes place on Thursday, December 15 and tickets are on sale now.

l See Monday’s Mail for more pictures from Halloween events.

across Hartlepool.