Halloween in Exmouth!

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By ExeCellent | Saturday, October 13, 2012, 09:36

EXMOUTH LOVES HALLOWEEN! It's a chance for everyone to dress up, release their inner monster, and have some spooky fun..!

This year, Halloween coincides with half term, so there are plenty of fun events and activities to keep your little horrors amused. A la Ronde is offering two free Halloween Fun Days on Tuesday 30 October and Wednesday 31 October, with games, stories, magic and pumpkin carving. Also on Tuesday 30, Darts Farm is hosting a Halloween Party for Little Terrors, with face painting, marshmallow roasting, cupcake decorating, apple bobbing and a fancy dress competition, as well as a delicious sausage and mash supper. Or why not head down to Exmouth Leisure Centre for their Spooky Disco Party?

Halloweek at Devon's Crealy offers a whole week of spooky storytelling with celebrity readers including radio presenter Judi Spiers and Exeter City Football Club's James Vittels. On Monday 29 October you can join in a reptile handling session if you dare – and don't forget to visit the Crealy Witch in her grotto! Arty types will love RAMM's Big Draw event on Wednesday 31 October, when you can create your own cartoon featuring museum objects. Or how about taking a Spooky Tour of Powderham Castle? Maybe you'll even spot a ghost!

Meanwhile for the grownups, how about a rock and metal 'fright night' at Exeter Phoenix's annual Zombie Ball? Costume is optional, but the organizers warn that those who don't dress up 'may be eaten'!

If you're having a Halloween party yourself, you'll need to get the decor right, with atmospheric lighting, and suitably spooky decorations. Check out Aladdin's Cave on Rolle Street for affordable decorations to set the scene. You'll also need a nice big pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern... and remember to keep the flesh to make pumpkin soup for your guests! You'll find pumpkins at Stokes in the Magnolia Centre – while you're there, pick up some apples for the traditional apple bobbing. Other traditional Halloween treats include toffee apples and cinder toffee – make your own (a great activity for keeping the kids busy) or find them in the local stores. And remember to check out the funky Halloween cakes and biscuits at Crusty Cob (branches in Rolle Street, The Strand and Littleham). While you're shopping, don't forget to pick up some mini sweet packs or bars for any trick-or-treaters who call... or you may live to regret it! Stock up on a bargain bucket or two at Just a Pound or one of the supermarkets.

And finally, you'll need to look the part – this year, Peacocks is stocking a range of kids' costumes for just a tenner. Or head to Carnival House on Exeter Road for a fantastic choice of creepy clothing, masks, wigs and face paints, plus false nails, fangs and some great novelties. If you're on a budget, many of the local charity shops put out Halloween gear at this time of year, too.

Happy Halloween everyone – have a devilishly good time!

Do you know of any Halloween events in Exmouth? Post them here – and remember to share your Halloween photos with us!

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