Trick Or Treat! Win Tickets To Frightwater Valley Halloween Spooktacular

A POPULAR North Yorkshire theme park is getting a spooky makeover this Halloween and YOU can win free tickets for all the frightful fun.

For the past decade, Frightwater Valley has Fancy Dress Family Day – Ripon provided horribly good fun for visitors brave enough to take part in its spooktacular event, and the 10-year anniversary is all set to be one to remember.

You can join in the fun and win tickets to Frightwater Valley – just click here to answer one simple question…

The spectacular theme park, near Ripon, boasts more than 35 rides and attractions, and from Saturday, October 26 until Thursday 31, Frightwater Valley offers something for everyone, from frightful family-friendly fun, to some hair-raising encounters.

Spooky character Meet and Greets, and the Monster Knock Doors are a treat for younger visitors, and they’re sure to be amazed by the tricks at the spooky magic show.

Daring adults – and children over 12 if they’re very brave – can venture into the Live Scare Maze for some truly terrifying thrills and chills. Beware – this is not one for the faint-hearted!

It wouldn’t be Halloween without some creepy costumes, so no matter what age you are, throw on your best spooky threads and enter the Halloween Fancy Dress Competition, which is held every day at 3:30pm on the Lightwater stage.

The scares culminate with the Frightwater Finale lakeside fireworks spectacular every day, at 5:30pm Sunday to Thursday, and at 6pm on Saturdays.

The park’s signature attractions will also be running alongside the Halloween fun, including the world-famous coaster, The Ultimate. At 1.5 miles long, the attraction holds the crown as Europe’s longest rollercoaster.

Win a family ticket to Frightwater Valley by clicking here and answering one simple question…

For more information on everything at Lightwater Valley, visit the website at www.Lightwatervalley.Co.Uk or call 01765 635 321.

Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3HT

Platinum Jubilee: Public Parties Hosted In North Yorkshire

NORTH Yorkshire have a wide range of family events planned to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The UK is due to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne with a unique extended Bank Holiday weekend, from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5.

In no particular order, here are the Jubilee parties and events open to the public near you:The Big Jubilee Lunch, New Earswick:

The Folk Hall and New Lodge is hosting the ‘Big Jubilee lunch on Saturday, June 4, from 10am to 2pm, on the green between New Lodge and Folk Hall.

Visitors can bring their own picnic, or take the option to reserve a ‘Big Jubilee Lunch picnic’ from the Folk Hall Café, which has cakes, a scone with jam and clotted cream, assorted sandwiches, and a packet of crisps, priced at £10 per person.

To reserve a picnic, visitors must pre-pay and order at the Folk Hall reception before May 31.

The day will have music and family entertainment, including outdoor games, a climbing wall, a bouncy castle and face painting.

The event is free and open to the public.

Bethany Allen, Harrogate BID Business and Marketing Executive, helps the team from Acorn Lighting dress the streets with 4km of bunting Picture: Harrogate BIDJubilee Square, Harrogate

Harrogate has a four-day programme of events planned for the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Brought by Destination Harrogate and Harrogate BID, part of The Stray will be transformed into ‘Jubilee Square’, which will host a stage and a large TV screen broadcasting Royal events from central London.

Visitors and residents can enjoy space to picnic by the stage and family friendly entertainment from June 2-5, including a Harrogate Mastermind quiz, a dog show, live music, street entertainment, and films played on the TV screen.

Plus, Valley Gardens are providing children’s entertainment including circus acts and fairground rides, and an artisan market in the Gardens’ Sun Colonnades and Parlours.Heworth

A ‘bring your own’ picnic will be open to the public in Heworth to celebrate the Jubilee, taking place at the Stray Road play area on Sunday, June 5, from 2pm to 6pm.

Gayle Enion-Farrington, clerk to Heworth Parish Council said: “We’re going to be dressing up the area with bunting.

Helmsley Town Crier, David Hinde Picture: David HindeHelmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle is due to host the town’s Jubilee Celebration on Sunday, June 5, from 11am till mid-afternoon.

The event will see a fancy dress competition to crown the best dressed King, Queen, Princess, and Prince, plus themed activities – races, the best decorated Jubilee cake, a jubilee quiz, flag making and crown making.

The event is free for Parish electorate, and they ask to bring your own picnic.

Plus, the Platinum Jubilee Proclamation will be made by Helmsley’s Town Crier, David Hinde.

The proclamation will be made from the balcony of Helmsley Town Hall on Thursday, June 2, at 2pm.

Over 145 town criers are taking part across the UK and the Commonwealth.Garden Party, Mulberry Court

Mulberry Court care home is hosting a garden party for the Jubilee which is open to the public.

The event will see giant garden games including Jenga, skittles, croquet, and a soft play area for children, and stalls, including a tombola and raffle, a cake stand, chocolate foundation and hook-a-duck.

Bag pipes will play from 12.30 to 1pm, followed by singing entertainment from 2pm to 3pm.

An icecream van will be present from 12 to 1.30pm and a BBQ prepared by the home’s head chef, Lee Starkey.

Drinks will be served at the café and outdoor bar.

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