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Halloween events and fireworks displays: What’s on in Redbridge this week

PUBLISHED: 16:24 26 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:24 26 October 2015

The Recorder and historian Brian Evans are hosting a spooky tour of Romford for Halloween, raising money for our Fundraise on the First campaign with children's charity First Step. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

The Recorder and historian Brian Evans are hosting a spooky tour of Romford for Halloween, raising money for our Fundraise on the First campaign with children's charity First Step. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

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We’ve rounded up the spookiest Halloween events and some cracking fireworks displays for Guy Fawkes’ Night, all taking place in Redbridge this week.

Newham held its fireworks display on Saturday at Wanstead Flats. Pictures: Andrew Baker and Paul BoylinNewham held its fireworks display on Saturday at Wanstead Flats. Pictures: Andrew Baker and Paul Boylin

Tuesday

Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford, will be presenting Bram Stoker’s Dracula. From 2pm to 2.40pm, there will be spooky storytelling, audience participation and you are invited to come dressed in your scariest attire.

People of all ages are invited, and tickets are £5 (maximum of 1 adult per child). To book, call 020 8708 8100.

Wednesday

At 1.30pm, Wanstead Community Allotment is having a Healthy Halloween Special. There will be healthy Halloween eating tips, pumpkin soup making and special arts and crafts activities including pot decorating, Halloween masks, bookmarks, pumpkin carving and lantern making. The event is free to attend.

On the same day between 10am and 11am, Valentines Mansion will host Ghoulish Spiders, Pumpkins & Ghosts, where you’ll be able to get creative and make your own pom-pom spiders, pumpkins and ghosts to decorate your home with. This event is £5 entry.

From 2pm to 3pm, the mansion will be hosting a Halloween Lanterns making session. This event is also £5 entry. To book either of these events, please call 020 8708 8100.

Friday

At Hainault Forest, Romford Road, Chigwell, you can follow a blood trail and listen to spooky stories, all while the sun hides in fear behind the ancient trees, before silently slipping below the horizon. To book, email tonychadwick@woodlandtrust.org.uk. Joining details will be sent on confirmation of booking.

Saturday

On the night of Halloween, there will be a Paranormal Halloween Special at Valentines Mansion, where you can muster the courage to engage in a “real” paranormal investigation on the spookiest night of the year. The Paranormal Investigation Gathering Service will be at Valentines Mansion from 8pm-3am; tickets are £44 per person including light refreshments being served. To book please call 020 8708 8100.

Sunday

Two fireworks displays will be happening in Redbridge. The first will be at Eton Manor Rugby Club, Nutter Lane, Wanstead at 7pm. The bar opens from 5pm, barbecue from 6pm and the display starts at 7.30pm – although there will be no entry from 7pm onwards. Tickets are £6 for adults, £3 for children, and under-6s go free.

The second will be at Wanstead Flats, Centre Road, Wanstead, where you can admire the spectacular fireworks display and dazzling pyrotechnics – entrance to the event is free of charge.

Thursday November 5

The annual Barnardo’s fireworks display at Queen Elizabeth II Field, Barkingside Recreation Ground, will begin at 7.30pm (gates open at 5.30pm, and a children’s display will start at 6.30pm), and tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children.

Send your Halloween and fireworks pictures to laura.burnip@archant.co.uk to feature in our online coverage. The best pictures will be printed in the Ilford Recorder.


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