GALLERY: Spooky goings-on at East Carlton Park near Corby

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Thousands of residents young and old took to East Carlton Country Park this Halloween to enjoy the range of activities Corby Council had put in place throughout the day and night.

On Saturday, October 31, the park was busy with young residents and families who enjoyed a range of Halloween-themed activities such as pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, face painting and of course a spooky ghost train.

As night fell, the park then welcomed some of the scariest ghosts and ghouls the Halloween Walk has ever seen.

The walk was a huge success with actors entertaining the huge crowds of people that dare to take the spooky stroll through the park grounds.

This year there was a range of frightening scenes throughout the walk including a witches’ coven, terrifying clowns, Jack in the Box, Mystic Meg, Vikings of Murcia, zombies and not forgetting the scariest scarecrow ever!

Corby Council Lead Member for Community Cllr John McGhee said: “The Halloween Walk at East Carlton Country Park has become a ‘spook’tacular event that just keeps growing year on year.

“We couldn’t do it without the amazing efforts of so many volunteers and our sponsors so big thanks goes out to every single person that has been involved.

“With so much going on throughout the whole of Saturday the park was pleased to welcome thousands of guests of all ages.

“These activities offer something different from trick or treating that all the family can enjoy and we hope that all visitors had a happy Halloween with us.”

Thanks goes to Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, Clive Skingsley and Tresham College students, Vikings of Murcia, New France Old England Enactment Group, the Jam Team, Corby Carnival, Friends of Throughsale and Hazelwood, The Corby Rotary Club, Corby Radio, Jack Gaffney, Cllr Kevin Watt and Corby Council’s Culture & Leisure team.

David Wilson Homes South Midlands sales director Jackie Day said: “Halloween is great fun for children and adults alike and we were pleased to be able to help make the event at East Carlton Country Park happen for local residents.”

Barratt Homes Northampton sales director Alison Raine said: “A large part of building a new development is supporting the local community, which is why we were thrilled to be able to sponsor this year’s Halloween events in East Carlton to help bring together new and existing residents.”