The Concourse Shopping Centre in Skelmersdale is to be turned into a freaky fun zone for Halloween, with a host of free activities for families – plus a prize for the best fancy dress.
The spooky storytime will see Halloween characters – Wicked Witch, Sneaky Pete the Pirate, Fey the Forest Fairy and Maleficent – telling stories around the shopping centre on Saturday, November 2, between 11am and 1pm.
The story will revolve around the fairies, who have stolen the Enchanted Sword from Sneaky Pete the Pirate, who kept using it for all his own gain and evil deeds. Maleficent, queen of the fairies, teams up with the Wicked Witch to try to resolve the problems in her kingdom.
Each character will tell their side of the story and will also be getting children to dance and take part in other fun activities. Families can also collect different items such as spiders, jewels and flowers, which will go into a cauldron in Centre Square, so they can create a spell that will make everyone happy again.
As well as the storytime, Max Spielmann will also be taking photographs with a free print, for each participating family, plus free facepainting and a free chocolate treat.
Jennifer Burnett, marketing manager at The Concourse Shopping Centre, said: “We love hosting special family events and Halloween is a great excuse to dress up and have fun. With storytime and games happening, there’ll be plenty of things to enjoy here for a couple of hours.”
Fancy dress is positively encouraged – and the best-dressed will win a £30 Concourse Shopping Centre shopping voucher.
It starts and ends in the East Square, on the grass, where the facepainters and Max Spielmann will join Fey the Forest Fairy. Wicked Witch will be located on the ground floor atrium, behind Domino’s, while Sneaky Pete the Pirate will be telling his story in the West Square in front of the underwater mural. Maleficent will be performing her story in the Concourse Market Hall Community Kiosk.