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Enjoy COVID-safe Halloween & Bonfire family fun

by Alison Cornmell

With increased coronavirus restrictions in place in Knowsley, your usual plans for Halloween and autumn activities may have to change.

However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy autumn with your household or support bubble, especially during the Halloween and Bonfire period.

Knowsley has plenty of fun family activities for you to enjoy. Whether it’s a spooky walk in your local park, dressing up in your favourite costume, getting creative with some autumn crafts, there’s lots to enjoy. You can also download a pumpkin colouring sheet for the whole family to have fun with here.

Please remember to follow all coronavirus restrictions in place to help protect residents and prevent the spread of the infection. All activities detailed below should only be enjoyed within your household or support bubble. Read here more about the restrictions and guidance that Knowsley residents should follow.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said: “I understand our residents’ frustrations that their usual autumn activities may have to be cancelled or change but we must impose these restrictions on social mixing to prevent the spread of the infection. Our teams at the Museum, Libraries, Parks and Town Centres have worked hard to organise these Halloween and Bonfire activities. They are a great way to enjoy the season as a family and, importantly, stay safe – I hope you enjoy them.”

Prescot Museum and Kirkby Gallery present…

Spooky #MuseumMonday
Monday 26 October
All day
Follow Prescot Museum and Kirkby Gallery on Twitter and take part in #MuseumMonday with a spooky twist. #MuseumMonday is a weekly programme where you can explore and understand more about an item from Prescot Museum’s collection. On the Monday before Halloween you can learn more about some of the creepier items from the stores including some ghostly photographs.

Share fancy dress pictures
Monday 26 – Friday 30 October
Throughout the October half-term, the museum will be sharing pictures on their social media channels of people from the past in fancy dress. They’re also inviting you to get involved and post pictures of yourself in costume (past or present) onto the gallery and museum’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/knowsleygalleriesandmuseum or tag them on Twitter @galleriesmuseum. Some of the best pictures will be shared across the week.

Have fun on #FamilyFriday
Friday 30 October & Friday 6 November
All day
Follow Prescot Museum and Kirkby Gallery on Twitter and join the weekly #FamilyFriday activity on 30 October and 6 November. Suitable for all ages, it gives you the chance to get creative at home using simple materials to make something Halloween or Bonfire themed.

Keep an eye on the links below for more information.
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/knowsleygalleriesandmuseum
Twitter https://twitter.com/galleriesmuseum
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/galleriesmuseum/
Website www.prescotmuseum.org.uk/visit-from-home

Knowsley Culture Development and Events Service and Knowsley’s Library Service present…

‘The Rubbish Shakespeare Company’ present Macbeth
Thursday 29th October
2.00 – 3.00 pm
Journey north of Hadrian’s Wall for the dreaded Scottish play, as ambition – with a little help from his scheming wife – forces brave Macbeth to commit the ultimate act of treason in Shakespeare’s bloodiest masterpiece, ‘Macbeth.’

This madcap retelling of William Shakespeare’s beloved classic, by the nationally renowned five-star Rubbish Shakespeare Company, is brought to you by Knowsley’s Arts in Libraries project.

If you can’t catch the live capers don’t despair you can still watch the play for four weeks on Knowsley Libraries Facebook @knowsleylibraries.

Knowsley Library Service present…

Spooky Halloween Crafts
Monday 26 – Saturday 31 October
Visit the Knowsley Library Service’s website for on-line craft activities. Suitable for all ages, these step-by-step guides will help you create something Halloween themed to decorate your house. Don’t forget, there are hundreds of craft ideas in activity books available at your local library.

Spooky Stock
Don’t forget to choose your books too. As well as spooky Halloween titles there’s a huge range of story and information books, perfect for enjoying over half term. Contact your local library to make your requests and arrange a collection time.  https://yourlibrary.knowsley.gov.uk/branches/

Keep an eye on the links below for more information.
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/knowsleylibraries
Twitter https://twitter.com/Knowsleylib
Website https://yourlibrary.knowsley.gov.uk/

Knowsley Parks present…

Spooky Halloween Trails
Saturday 24 to Saturday 31 October
During daytime
Knowsley Council’s Green Space Ranger Team are presenting Spooky Halloween trails for all the family to follow. The trails will be available at:

Court Hey, Roby Road Huyton, L16 3NA
Stadt Moers Park, Pottery Lane, Whiston, L35 3RG
Halewood Park, Okell Drive, Halewood, L26 7YD
Mill Dam Park, Mill Lane, Kirkby,  L32 2AU

Simply snap a picture of the trail map on the notice board at the park entrance and then begin your search for Halloween themed clues and questions among the trees. Make sure to take a pen and paper to jot down your answers and when you’ve finished check they’re right at the notice board where they are displayed (and covered up to stop cheating!).

Remember it is best to do the trails in the daylight and participants are also reminded of the need to adhere to social distancing guidelines and the importance of staying within your household and support bubble.

Good luck and tweet your findings @knowsleyparks.

Knowsley’s Town Centres present…

Hunt for Monsters
Throughout half-term
During daytime

There are some Halloween Monster Villains hiding in Huyton Village as well as Prescot and Kirkby Town Centres! And if your child can hunt them all down, they’ll win a prize!

Once you spot one of the creatures, just scan their unique QR Code to start the hunt.

Go to www.monstervillainsafari.com to find your first character. Learn the names, stories and powers of all 10 creepy but cute little villains as you go. Find all 10 and get a free e-book as a prize!

Participants are reminded of the need to adhere to social distancing guidelines and the importance of staying within your household and support bubble.