Frightful fun this Hallowe’en

Lemurs enjoy Halloween treats at Drusillas SUS-161026-114911001
Lemurs enjoy Halloween treats at Drusillas SUS-161026-114911001

A spooky screening, pumpkin pie and a spider hunt are just some of the fun activies planned for Hallowe’en.

On Hallowe’en night (October 31) Eastbourne’s Redoubt Fortress will put on a spine-chilling film screening of The Thing.

It will see the Redoubt transformed into an Antarctic research station. Twilight Tours are also proving popular. The hour-long frightful torchlit journey into the dark cells, corridors and caponiers will uncover some more gruesome stories, chilling tales of haunted sightings and myths and legends, complete with a historical twist.

Twilight Tours selling out but there are two dates still available.

There are places on tonight’s tour (October 28), for adults and teens only, and October 29 for a family tour with school age children. Tickets are £5 per adult and £3 per child. Booking is essential. Doors open at 7pm, with tours from 8pm to 9pm.

The Thing film evening on October 31 costs £6 per ticket, doors open 7pm for drinks and popcorn.

For more information or to book online visit or telephone 01323 410300.

The Old Loom Mill, Ersham Road, Hailsham is hosting a Spooktacular Fun Day in aid of Chestnut Tree children’s hospice on Saturday (October 29) from 10am to 5pm.

There will be a range of attractions including a magician, a spider hunt, pumpkin trail quiz, face painting, crafts, a slimy lucky dip and a raffle.

The animals at Drusillas Park, East Sussex have 
been enjoying some seasonal surprises, as keepers served up a pumpkin feast as part 
of the Hallowe’en celebrations.

A large number of pumpkins were delivered to the park for Shriek Week, which takes place at the zoo over half-term.

Any leftover pumpkins were snapped up by the keepers and dished up to the animals .

A black and white lemur is pictured above enjoying his seasonal snack.

Pumpkins make the ideal animal snack as they are a great source of potassium, vitamin A and they are also high in fibre.

However, due to their seasonal nature they are not often enjoyed by the residents of the zoo.