Weston Quarry to host Halloween events

The Old Quarry

The Old Quarry - Credit: Supplied

A number of spooky family events will be held at Weston Town Quarry for Halloween.

Weston Town Council has been given permission by Weston Civic Society and the team at Weston Quarry to put on events at the Quarry, starting with WsM Halloween Fest.

On October 30 gates open at 6pm for the film showing at 7pm for The Shining outdoor cinema event. The following day, children will get dressed up in their best outfits for a Halloween experience.

There will be two socially distanced sessions at noon and 2.30pm where guests can take a walk around the experience in the quarry with fire juggling, scary hula hoop girl, a giant blood sucking fly, Zomba (like Zumba but with fewer limbs), Titch the T-Rex and 10 scare actors and pumpkins.

In the evening, the outside cinema will be showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show with gates open at 6pm for the film showing at 7pm.

People are advised to wear warm clothing and something to sit on for the cinema.

All events are ticketed entry, and advance sales only, for social distancing with a maximum of six people per bubble.

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The quarry will have a perfect lighting design for a spooky evening, creating atmosphere and intrigue. There will also be local food vans at all of the events.

The town council has created a production company called Ever Forward from the motto on the crest of the town.

The company is made up of Blakehay Theatre, Weston Museum and the Water Park, all of which are town council assets.

During coronavirus when many events have been cancelled, the town council wanted to find a way to have events to look forward and enjoy while still keep safe.

This is the first of several upcoming events at the quarry including a Christmas At The Quarry event and a show for history week in the new year.

The quarry is owned by North Somerset Council and managed by Weston Civic Society.

Town clerk, Malcolm Nicholson, said: “The quarry is such a fantastic asset for outside events and a perfect place for a spooky Halloween event.

“We are delighted to be given the opportunity and hope people will come and enjoy the event.”

Tickets to the events are available by logging on to www.ticketsource.co.uk/blakehaytheatre