Southport’s annual Halloween festival is back again with a few exciting changes – for starters a 16-foot spider will be stalking the streets searching for a playmate (could it be you?!) There’ll also be freak shows, fire walking - plus a very special Harry Potter day.

You’re also invited to join the Scarecrow Festival at Wesley Street, and have a Happy Halloween experience at Pleasureland. Enjoy shows, ghost walks, medieval street theatre and the sensational Cryptid Petting Zoo – or allow youngsters to let off steam at the little Monsters Ball.

Where: Town Centre and various venues, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DA

When: 21 October to 29 October

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