As part of Horsham’s autumn half term festivities, Horsham Rotary Club, supported by Horsham District Council, are once again bringing back the old custom of trick or treating to the town centre over the half term holiday, from Saturday 21 October until Sunday 29 October.
Accompanied pre-teenage children are invited to visit participating shops, where they will select Halloween cards to discover whether they have won a treat or will have to perform a ‘trick’. Naturally the tricks are not too nasty or onerous. Organisers explained: “The event keeps the children occupied for a few hours and, as well as being a lot of fun, will probably reward them with quite a few ‘sweet’ treats.
“They also have to obtain passwords from the shops, which they enter onto an entry form with the chance of winning some great cash prizes. Entry to the competition is totally free.
“Thanks go to Spirit FM, ATOM, Brock Taylor and Toy Barnhaus for sponsoring this year’s Halloween trail.”
Participating shops this year are: ATOM, The Board Game Shop (Batttlequest), Brock Taylor, Ceramic Shack, Dab Hands, Guy Leonard & Co, Happyscamps, Horsham Museum, La Source, Leaders, M & J News, Mango Bean, Marks and Spencer, Nandos, Muffin Break, Non Stop Party Shop, Panini, Sony, Specsavers, Sussex Travel Company, Toy Barnhaus, Wagamama, Wakefields Jewellers, Woodlands Estate Agents.