There will be spooky goings-on at Brighton’s North Laine this weekend as shops take part in a family-friendly halloween trail.
Families can take part in the trick or treat trail which will be returning for 2019.
Organised by Calandra Balfour, co-owner of Lust, Upper Gardner Street, the free event will see shops from Bond Street to Trafalgar Street giving out sweet treats.
Trick-or-treaters young and old can dress up and visit the shops, which will display posters to show they are taking part.
Now in its second year, the family event aims to bring the community together for the popular spooky season.
Calandra said: “Not all kids are fortunate enough to brought up in areas where there is a strong community and they can go Trick or Treating. If kids are very young, going out after dark can be scary for them; this daytime activity allows them to be part of Halloween, have all the fun of dressing up and getting treats in a safer environment.
“It also provides parents with something – and something free to boot - to do with their kids when the half term looms, not ignoring the added expense of having kids off school.”
Last year children had a ‘great time’ while collecting sweet treats and shop staff donned spooky costumes to greet trick-or-treaters.
Businesses taking part are members of the North Laine Traders Association.
“The reality is most small business owners are working all the hours just to keep their business on track. This event allows us all to feel that we are not alone, there is a limited amount of working together, and we get to learn each other’s names. I know my neighbours now!” Calandra said.
Trick-or-treaters can take part in the trail on Saturday and Sunday (October 26-27) from midday-4pm.
Businesses taking part include:
Bird and Tea
Present in the Laine
Little Beach Boutique
Brighton Sewing Centre (Saturday)
Lucy and Yak
UPPER GLOUCESTER ROAD
For more details, visit the event page here