VIDEO: Halloween Party brings spooks to Horsham town centre

A fancy dress competition, face painting and pumpkin carving were among the attractions at the Children In Need Halloween Party in Horsham today (Thursday October 30).

Dave Benson-Phillips and Pudsey Bear
Dave Benson-Phillips and Pudsey Bear

The event, organised by Horsham Rotary in conjunction with Horsham District Council, saw children’s TV star Dave Benson-Phillips entertaining the audience - as shown in the video above.

Free entertainment was available to children of all ages in the Carfax between 10am and 4pm.

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Highlights planned included a children’s Halloween activity zone sponsored by Gascoigne-Pees, DoStuff Bus pumpkin carving workshops sponsored by Santander, bandstand storytelling with Horsham Library and Daisy White’s Booktique, street entertainments, a pumpkin carving competition with prizes provided by The Capitol, Toy Barnhaus, Sainsbury’s, Subway and ShakeAway, a Halloween themed Thursday market, plus the Rotary Club of Horsham organised ‘Trick or Treat’ trails around the town and a Halloween fancy dress competition.

Dave Benson-Phillips and Pudsey Bear

Horsham’s Non-Stop Party Shop dressed the bandstand in ‘Spooky Style’ with items available in-store.

Pudsey Bear also visited the town centre with Horsham Rotary.