As we move further into October, I am sure lots of you will be starting to think about Halloween celebrations and while we might not be able to enjoy the same activities as usual there will still be lots going on in Watford.
I am working with Leaders from across Hertfordshire to encourage everyone to enjoy a safe Halloween. The top five low risk activities we would encourage are:
- Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them in your window, or outside. This year, why not carve a rainbow in your pumpkin
- Taking part in a local ‘spot the pumpkin’ trail throughout half term week, where people display pumpkin or Halloween pictures in their windows and you have to try and find them all with your family
- Organising a Halloween scavenger hunt, where children from your household are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for either in your home, or outdoors
- Having a virtual Halloween costume competition using zoom or Skype
- Having a Halloween film night with your household.
Some higher risk activities which we want you to avoid are:
- Participating in traditional trick-or-treating, where treats are handed to children who go door to door
- Attending crowded fancy dress parties or any party where there are more than six people
- Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming
In addition, Vicky from Cassiobury Park Hub has arranged some fun activities that children and families can do at home over Half Term week. Pre-recorded video sessions led by Vicky from the Hub will be posted on the Cassiobury Park’s Facebook page and are free. Here are a couple of the events to give you a feel of what to expect:
- Storytime at Home: It was a Cold, Dark Night
- Spooky Fruit & Veggie Carvings
To find out more visit the Cassiobury Park Facebook Page