The spookiest night of the year is here - are you prepared for Halloween?
Ghosts, ghouls, wizards and all sorts of apparitions may well appear on the streets this evening as people of all ages enjoy All Hallows Eve.
But as you celebrate, party, or trick or treating, don’t forget that some residents - particularly the elderly and frail - may not want to join the festivities.
Bedfordshire Police released a series of posters to help everyone stay safe this Halloween, and they will be operating extra patrols tonight.
If you are out to have fun, here’s a selection of events:
The Hemlock Dancers will celebrate Halloween at the Swan Hotel Beer and Food Fest tonight until Sunday, opening today at 5pm.
Food demonstrations, a hog roast, real ales and live music will be on the menu. Entry at £3 includes a pint glass and beer guide. Free to CAMRA and Taste Real Food members.
Check out spooky family Hallowe’en fun at the newly-opened Ridgmont Station tea rooms between 3pm and 6pm today (Thursday).
Trains will be running from Bedford to the station at 2.55pm, 3.55pm and 4.37pm.
A series of Halloween activities have been taking place at Woburn Abbey over half term and continue until Sunday, November 3, when you can spend a day at the house with all of the children’s activities included in the regular admission price.
Visitors of all ages can take part in a Halloween treasure hunt and hear spooky storytelling, or hear a storyteller recite a tale about ‘The Ghostly Goat of Woburn Abbey’ with performances at noon and 2pm every day of the half term.
Thurleigh Farm Centre is holding its Spooky Fun Festival. The emphasis is on spooky but fun, and there will be regular story telling sessions. Those brave enough to explore in the dark can enjoy late night openings which continue tonight and on Friday, November 1 when the farm stays open until 7.30pm, stopping at 6.30 pm for a short firework finale. Visit www.thurleighfarmcentre.co.uk or call 01234 771597.