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More than 400 youngsters take part in Chislehurst Pumpkin Hunt

PUBLISHED: 09:10 01 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:10 01 November 2016

Chislehurst Pumpkin Hunt   Photo: Adam Swaine

Chislehurst Pumpkin Hunt Photo: Adam Swaine

Adam Swaine

The children enjoyed treats, craft activities and a live performance

More than 400 youngsters turned out to take part in the 2016 Chislehurst Pumpkin Hunt over the weekend as Halloween celebrations got underway in the borough.

Dressed in all manner of scary costumes, the little terrors followed the trail along the High Street, visiting retailers, businesses, pubs and restaurants in search of the elusive pumpkins.

As well as picking up sweet treats from participating shops, the youngsters were able to enjoy crafty activities at the library with the Friends of the Rec, The Chislehurst Society at The Old Chapel and The Trustees of the Commons at the Pond.

They also enjoyed a performance from the Little Stars - a group of three to five-year-olds from All the Arts Theatre School, which arranged a flash mob in Sainsbury’s Chislehurst last month.

Visit Chislehurst’s director Tamsyn Clark said: “Chislehurst was full to the brim with ghosts, ghouls, vampires, zombies and witches last Friday! Over 400 children came out to the enjoy the efforts of the local community’s businesses and organisations.

“We’d like to thank all our local businesses who made this happen!”

Local volunteers Alison Drugan and Liz Nash helped to decorate the High Street with help from DRR Building Services and some volunteers from the local fitness experts Bootcamp.uk.com.

Linklater and Warren opticians sponsored the event, and financial support was provided by Cannon Cars and the The Queen’s Head.

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