Spoo-Quay night of fun at Hartlepool Maritime Experience

Flashback to the fun of a previous Spoo-Quay.
Flashback to the fun of a previous Spoo-Quay.

A NIGHT of spooky fun for all the family is being held at a visitor’s attraction in Hartlepool.

The annual Spoo-Quay event is returning to Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience.

Tickets are on sale and must be booked in advance – but organisers say they are selling fast.

Wendy Rogan, manager at the attraction, said: “In true Spoo-Quay style, we’re lining up lots of delicious thrills and chills for all the family.

“Please remember to book early to avoid disappointment because last year’s event was a sell-out.”

She added: “If you’re looking for a different way of spending Halloween, look no further than our Spoo-Quay event.

“It’s a hugely popular Halloween event for all the family.”

To meet demand the event is taking place on two nights – Thursday, October 30, and Friday, October 31, from 5.30pm to 8pm.

Ms Rogan said: “Ghouls and monsters will be lurking around the quayside, there’ll be spine-tingling storytelling on board HMS Trincomalee, and gruesome tales on the paddle steamer Wingfield Castle, ghostly games and craft sessions, magic shows, a spooky trail, a chance to get up close with some real creepy-crawlies, and supernatural performances by the students of East Durham College.”

Visitors are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite Halloween characters – there will be spot prizes for the best costume and best kiddies’ pumpkin.

Tickets cost £4.50 each or £18 for a family ticket of two adults and three children. Under twos are free.

Tickets are available from Hartlepool Art Gallery on (01429) 890000.