Spooky Fun for All Ages in Durham Market Hall

Adults and children looking for some Halloween fun should visit Durham Market Hall from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November, as they’re planning a range of free activities from ghost hunts to chilling tales.

Local historian, David Butler, is holding a talk entitled ‘Ghosts and Grisly Deaths in Durham City’ on the evening of Halloween, Thursday 31st October, at 6.30pm in Café Cenno in the Market Hall. Places for this one-off event are limited, and should be reserved by calling 0191 384 6153 or emailing alice@durhammarkets.co.uk .

Family entertainment for the week runs from Monday until Friday with a Spooky Scavenger Hunt until Thursday, facepainting and storytelling on Thursday and Friday and a mini beast display with Bugs ‘n’ Stuff also on the Friday.

Colin Wilkes, Managing Director of Durham Markets, said: “We’re already getting in the Halloween mood with many stalls decorated, and stallholders planning their spooky costumes. We’re pleased to be able to offer varied entertainment for families each day during half term giving them great reasons to come into Durham.

“And for the grown ups, we’ve our first ever Ghost talk on Halloween in a nearly deserted Market Hall. Come as you are, or in costume, but be prepared to be spooked! We certainly hope that Durham Markets can add a little extra to your Halloween fun this year.”

For full details including times and locations, see www.durhammarkets.co.uk/events/Halloween-at-Durham-Markets .