Visitors to Fradley Junction should prepare for some spooky fun this Halloween with a free family-friendly Halloween scavenger hunt around the nearby nature reserve.

Fradley Lock

Organised by waterways and wellbeing charity Canal & River Trust this week-long ‘spooktacular’ event is aimed at children of all ages and allows young explorers to take part in some spine-chilling fun at the Fradley Pool Nature Reserve and the nearby Trent & Mersey Canal.

Taking place between Monday 25 October and Sunday 31 October this frightful but delightful adventure trail will allow brave children and their families to creep along the nature trail and use clues to work out the secret scrambled word.

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Trail sheets with the clues will be available during the day from the volunteers at the Canal & River Trust Welcome Station. Don’t forget to bring your own pen.

Martin Bean, from Canal & River Trust, said: “Last year was the first time we held a Halloween event at Fradley Junction, and it was a huge success, with local families coming down to take part.

“This year we’ve tried to recreate the Halloween magic for our visitors, and I hope everyone enjoys exploring this sweet but spooky trail and spending some time being outdoors. To make this extra special you could walk the trail in fancy dress and, parents, you could do an alternative trick or treat and award a prize for every scavenger clue that is found.”

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The route will take around 20-25 minutes to complete. There is no need to book – just turn up.

The address is Fradley Welcome Station, Alrewas, Trent & Mersey Canal, Staffordshire, DE13 7DN. The event is free but there is a pay and display car park on site.

For more information on the work of the Canal & River Trust, including how you can volunteer or donate money to support our work, visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk

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