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Ghouls and a Gruffalo - there's something spooky in west Belfast courtesy of Colin Neighbourhood Partnership

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Colin Neighbourhood Partnership certainly knows how to throw a Halloween party and this year is no exception with a week long schedule of spooky events for you to enjoy.

This annual fun filled week of family activities coincides with Parents Week which kicks off on Friday October 26. And the Partnership has teamed up with local voluntary and statutory organisations in the area to deliver a jam-packed schedule of seasonal events, especially for kids and their parents or carers, until Friday November 2. 

The events include family fun days, spooky storytelling, a Halloween fancy dress tea party, and even a Ghouls and Gruffalo welly walk! An Autumn Activity Fair will take place in the Dairy Farm Centre on the afternoon of October 26. With free entry, families can take part in a whole host of activities including pumpkin carving, face painting, petting farm, art and clay crafts and bun decorating. Families can even capture their own special memory in a free photo booth. 

The highlight of the week is the Colin Halloween Parade and Family Fright Night, one of the biggest community events in west Belfast on Halloween night. The night promises to be an unforgettable evening of spooktacular fun. The parade will leave from Laurel Glen Car Park at 6.45pm and make its way up the Stewartstown Road to Cloona House which will be transformed into a Halloween House of Horrors featuring fire breathers, story tellers, scary ghosts and ghouls and a bone chilling haunted crypt which many are afraid to enter. 

John Paul Russell of Colin Neighbourhood Partnership said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Colin Sure Start, Libraries NI and Footprints Women’s Centre to deliver such a varied range of events for local families. 

“A huge thanks must also be extended for the support provided from Department for Communities, Urban Villages Initiative and our funders. Their assistance has been invaluable in allowing us to deliver an even bigger programme of events for the community and we look forward to a bumper week of ghoulish delights.” 

For full details of all the Parent Week events please email info@newcolin.com or call Colin Neighbourhood Partnership on 028 9062 3813.

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