All last week during the Half Term, Dover Big Local organised activities for children that were not only creative but fun and a little bit scary.
On Monday Children made pom-poms, on Tuesday there was loads of fun to be had with scary mask making and bunting creating. Wednesday was the costume making and face painting day which lead to some very interesting make-up ideas. On Thursday there was a Town Treat Hunt where Children had to find certain items throughout the town hidden within twenty local businesses and there was a craft table in the DBL Hub.
Friday was the big day with pumpkin carving in the afternoon with over 80 children carving out funny faces and scary designs. Then the week of fun culminated in the Halloween disco, which proved a huge success with 74 children partying away and their parents enjoying hot drinks & pumpkin soup. The evening ended with a pumpkin parade with children and parents parading their carved pumpkins down to the Market Square.
The week was a massive success with an average of 45 children each day enjoying the free activities during the daytimes and we hope to hold more free fun activities during the Festive holidays as well.
Mark.C – Marketing & Publicity Volunteer