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News article created on 22 October 2012

Have a scream at Standedge this half-term

Visitors to Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre are in for a treat this Halloween, as ghosts and ghouls will be taking over the tunnel for some half-term Halloween fun.

Kids really enjoy hearing about the tunnel’s scary history from our expert guides. James Dean

For those brave enough to venture into the longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel in the country, Standedge is monster-packed with activities this half term, with exciting prizes on offer for those who let their imaginations really run wild.

On 30 October, there will be a Halloween Costume Makeover, where children can bring in clothes to transform into terrifying costumes for trick or treating. The following day, 31 October, there will be a Pumpkin Carving class, with pumpkins provided.

All activities will run twice a day, from 10am-12pm, and 1pm-3pm. Each activity costs £5 per child.

Boat trips

James Dean, visitor centre manager for Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre, said: “Kids really enjoy hearing about the tunnel’s scary history from our expert guides. In addition to our Halloween activities, we’ll be offering boat trips throughout half-term week, into the depths of the tunnel, which will keep everyone on the edge of their seats.”

For all the latest event information, booking and prices, visit the Standedge Tunnel website at www.standedge.co.uk, or telephone 01484 844 298.