Buckinghamshire Council have advised that families don't take part in trick or treating this Hallowe'en, due to the increased risk of passing on Coronavirus while taking part in parties or door to door trick or treating.
There are lots of fun alternatives to try in your household or bubble to celebrate Hallowe'en. Perhaps you could:
- Try the Buckingham town centre pumpkin trail. Spot all 12 pumpkins and fill in your answer sheet for £1 off already half price children's books at the University of Buckingham bookshop.
- Pumpkin hunt around your neighbourhood! Lots of residents are putting carved or coloured in pumpkins in their windows. Get dressed up with your family and take some treats with you for a walk. When your child spots a pumpkin you can put a sweet or treat in your child's bucket.
- Looking for an alternative to spooky activities? Buckingham Parish Church have organised a Light Trail for the 31st October. Stalls will be dotted around the town centre from 4-6pm.
- Traditional games - try bobbing for apples or eating a ring donut hanging from a string. You could even make a treat filled spooky pinata using a balloon and papier-mâché.
- There are lots of wonderful pumpkin patches near to Buckingham, spend some time choosing and carving your pumpkins.
- Dress up at home, maybe you could challenge a relative to make a tricky costume out of things around the house?
- Film night - big or small, we all have a favourite film we enjoy.
If you are worried about unexpected visitors knocking on your door and would like a 'No Trick or Treat' Poster, or a Pumpkin colouring sheet to display at your home, we have made downloadable options: