Time to go ghostbusting

A WONDERFUL ghost-filled Hartlepool event is coming back - and this year there’s a chance for children to hunt for ghosts.

Hallowe’en promises to be extra-special in town this year. That’s because the ever-popular Spoo-Quay event is returning.

And because it has proven to be so popular in past years, it will run over two days.

This year, it will start on Wednesday, October 30 from 5.30pm and run until 8pm.

Then, it continues on the night of Hallowe’en itself between the same times. Organisers have described it as “a bumper evening of thrills and chills”.

The event, which is once again sponsored by Niramax Total Waste Solutions. has a theme this year of Spoo-Quay Busters.

Officials say they want visitors to join in the fun and help hunt down the ghosts which will be hiding around the quayside. The organisers say it will be an event with “plenty of frightening fun and evil entertainment.”

But as well as monster hunting, people can enjoy lots of other activities as well during more than two hours of entertainment each evening.

There will be a pumpkin competition, spot prizes for people who come along in the best costumes, and a ghost hunt in the Museum of Hartlepool.

There will be creepy crawlies to enjoy, creepy crafts, and a story teller who will be on board the historic HMS Trincomalee.

Entertainment will be provided by the students from East Durham and Houghall College. The student fun will include a ghost hunt, a mummy exhibit and a shadow puppet theatre.

Organisers are promising more entertainment, which is yet to be confirmed, on top of all that but they are warning people that tickets are selling fast.

Tickets are £4.25 or £15.50 for a family ticket which is for two adults and up to three children.

Any child aged under two is admitted free of charge and all children aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are available from the Hartlepool Tourist Information Centre in Church Square.

Oficials say people must pay for them and collect them in advance from the information centre.

For more information, and to book tickets, contact the centre on (01429) 890000.