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Halloween 2018: Five events happening in Diss

PUBLISHED: 08:00 06 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:06 19 October 2018

Carousel at Bressingham Steam Museum. Picture: Lou Hines

Carousel at Bressingham Steam Museum. Picture: Lou Hines

Lou Hines

With Halloween fast approaching, here are some spooky activities you can try in and around Diss this month.

Documents relating to the Rendlesham UFO incident from 1980; Press cuttings from the incident in 1980;Documents relating to the Rendlesham UFO incident from 1980; Press cuttings from the incident in 1980;

And no, we don’t mean Victoria Road at rush hour.

1. Ufology Drama Workshop at The Corn Hall.

Taking inspiration from recorded interviews, production company The Keeper’s Daughter are putting on this drama workshop exploring the theme of UFOs and the Rendlesham Forest sightings in Suffolk for free. The event takes place on Friday, October 26 at 10.30am, and is for over 14s.

2. Children’s Halloween Party at The Thatcher’s Needle.

Diss Corn Hall
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This fancy dress ‘spooktacular’ is on Halloween itself from 4pm - 6pm for £7.50 pre booked, and features children’s DJ James D.

3. Norfolk Tank Museum Halloween Special.

On Sunday, October 28, get into a spooky mood for £3 at Norfolk Tank Museum in Forncett St Peter. Try out the Spooky Military Vehicle course, pumpkin archery, and a Halloween treasure hunt around the museum. There is also a prize for the best dressed visitor.

4. Peppa Pig Pumpkin Party at The Corn Hall.

In this preschool cinema experience, it is Halloween and Peppa’s family are having a Pumpkin Party! Everyone comes to play in their spookiest costumes. The event takes place on Wednesday, October 31, at 10.30am.

To book tickets and for more information contact the Box Office on 01379 652241.

5. Halloween Evenings at Bressingham Steam and Gardens.

On Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, The Fen Railway train will be running from 6pm through the edge of the ‘haunted woods’. Fancy dress is encouraged, and magicians and balloon modellers will be providing entertainment.

There will be witches, ghosts and ghoulish goings on to spot both on the train trip and inside the Museum.

Advance prices are £8.50 for Adults and £7 for children, gates open at 5.30pm - last rides at 8.30pm. Tickets are available on the day or in advance on 01379 686900.

Correction: The Waterfront on Mere Street will not be holding a children’s party this year.

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