A ghoulish Halloween adventure for half-term | Sevenoaks District Council

A ghoulish Halloween adventure for half-term

Published: Friday, 4th October 2019

This Halloween, Demelza Hospice’s Spooktacular Pumpkin Hunt returns to Sevenoaks town centre.

The Pumpkin Hunt, which takes place on Thursday 24 October, is a safer alternative to trick or treating and suitable for the whole family. The aim is for the children to find as many pumpkins located in local businesses as possible. Each time they find one, they get a stamp in their pumpkin passport and a treat from the business.

No Halloween event would be complete without a costume competition. The child with the most original costume will win an amazing family prize!

Demelza Hospice is the chosen charity of Sevenoaks District Council’s Chairman, Cllr John Edwards-Winser, he says: “Last year’s event was really well attended so I am hoping for an even better turn out this year. It’s a fun and safe Halloween themed day out for children with lots of treats and prizes along the way.”

Cllr Edwards-Winser adds: “Demelza is a fantastic charity that does amazing work. I am really proud to be supporting them in my year as Chairman.”

The event starts at the Clock Tower in Bligh’s Meadow, Sevenoaks from 11am. Tickets are £5 per child and bookings can be made in advance at www.demelza.org.uk/pumpkin-hunt 

Every child’s place includes two adults free of charge and the proceeds go to Demelza Hospice. Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions and their loved ones, so they can enjoy time together as family, for as long as they have.