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Horsham’s Rotary Club and District Council launch a Halloween Trail

This October families in Horsham can hunt down and bring ‘Monster Villains’ to life on their smartphones.


A free and creepy (but also extremely cute) family trail of monsters is going live in Horsham to give families a socially distanced, contactless and fun activity to do in October.

Being unable to run the usual annual Trick or Treat Trail due to Covid-19 restrictions, Horsham Rotary and Horsham District Council are jointly organising a ‘Monster Villain Safari Trail’ in the town centre this Halloween half term.

The trail to find the 10 ‘Monster Villains’ takes on average about an hour to complete and is completely free for families and groups of 6 or under to take part in. 


The Safari works by utilising contactless QR codes, without the need for families to download or sign up to anything. 10 vinyl window monsters, all specially created for this project have been placed around Horsham shops and business windows for families to hunt down. There is no need to actually go inside the venues, but some participating businesses may offer extra incentives to come in while you visit.


When families in Horsham scan each character’s unique QR code the monster will come to life in an animation on their smartphone and they’ll learn their names, stories and powers. To start the trail simply scan anyone of the 10 window displayed QR Codes. Younger children will enjoy spotting the colourful characters in shop windows and older kids, and grown-up ones, will engage by hearing the stories. After finding all 10 Monster Villains, families will be rewarded with a free eBook specially created for the Monster Villain trail.


The Monster Villain Trail will run from Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st and further details can be found on Horsham Rotary and Horsham District Council social media pages as well as on Horsham Rotary’s web site www.horshamrotary.org.uk.


The 10 shops supporting the trail are: Impact Specialist Finance, Brock Taylor Estate Agents, Vacalola, Dab Hands, Toy Barnhaus, Fairkind Child, Transformation Beauty, Deja, La Vida and Truffles Bakery. Look out for the QR Code monster stickers in their windows from October 24th.

Go have some safe fun this half term.

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