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The Guide: Bonfire and Halloween
A special edition of The Guide featuring events taking place for bonfire night and Halloween in Nottinghamshire.
Saturday 25 October - Sunday 1 November
There's a whole week of half-term Halloween fun at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve with a spooky treasure trail opening on Saturday 25 October, a creepy Tree Lantern Making workshop on the Tuesday, make a Witch on a Stick on the Wednesday or enjoy spine tingling Halloween walks through the dark, dark wood on Friday 31 October and Sunday 1 November. For more details and to book tickets telephone 01623 823202.
Thursday 29 October
The Mayhem Horror Festival is devoted to all things horror. The four days of films at Broadway Cinema features premiers, cult classics, midnight movies, scary television, horror nostalgia, a brilliant fancy dress party and the best new shorts from the future fear makers of tomorrow.
Explore the darker side of the Castle and its grounds with Griselda and Igor. If you are faint hearted this is not for you - this is a Halloween for adults. Be prepared for some spine chilling tales and some Halloween games. Tickets £5 in advance on 0115 915 3651.
Three nights of fun and frights for young families are on offer at White Post Farm, Farnsfield. Their eerie evenings (1730 until 2100) include terrifying tractor and trailer rides, the Haunted Barn and a barbecue fired up by the Weird Werewolf. Tickets at £5.50 can be booked on 01623 882977.
Friday 30 October
There'll be ghostly goings on at the National Ice Centre with a special ice skating Halloween Party. The rink will be decorated to give a haunted house feel. The Halloween horrors start at 1930 with tickets £6 plus skate hire cost.
Saturday 31 October
Cancer Bats headline at Rock City's Hey Hey Hey Halloween All-Nighter. Other bands on the line up include BlackStorm, Pay No Respect and Coins.
Free Halloween craft workshops for children in Mansfield market place from 1000 to 1500. Learn how to make Halloween keepsakes including bungee spiders, witches and bats and pumpkin, witches and cat masks and magic wands.
Thursday 5 November
Celebrate Guy Fawkes by taking part in a firewalk experience for the Nottinghamshire Royal Society for the Blind. There will also be live local music, stilt walkers, special guest Robin Hood, food and fireworks finale.
Nottingham City Council's official bonfire, fireworks display and funfair on the Forest Recreation Ground. The entertainment starts at 1730. The bonfire is lit at 1945 and the main display start at 2100.
Saturday 7 November
Clifton Football Club are holding a fireworks display, with a bonfire, fireworks, food, stalls, barbecue, bar and lots more. It all starts at 1830 at Clifton Football ground on Green Lane. Tickets on the door are £1.
Gamston Village bonfire party on Gamston Village Green starts at 1700, the fire is lit at 1745 and display starts at 1830. Tickets are £2 for adults and £1 for children on the gate.
Sunday 8 November
A Fireworks display at Forest Town Welfare Sports Field featuring a low noise display for young children and a large display for everyone. There will also be fair rides, stalls and a disco. Advance tickets cost £2, under 12s £1 while under fives are free with an adult. Entrance on the night is £2. Tickets available on 01623 624678.
Friday 13 November
Have a Frightful Friday 13th at Wollaton Hall where you'll be taken on a tour of the halls and spooked by tales of hauntings past and present. Tours run from 1730 but £10 tickets need to be purchased in advance on 0115 915 3911. Not suitable for children under eight.
last updated: 23/10/2009 at 13:48