October kicks off the season’s festivities in style. From vibrant firework displays to traditional harvest festivals, the local communities have spared no efforts to bring you a whole host of great family entertainment.

With the festive season just around the corner, many may be hoping for October to be the calm before the storm. Quite to the contrary, October is a season of colour and light and certainly lives up to its attributes, by kicking the season off with a whole host of lively festivals. There is so much to celebrate during this month, from Harvest, a time for thanks, to Fireworks Night and Diwali, in honour of righteousness. Our local communities have gone to great lengths to bring some great family entertainment, many with proceeds going to local charities and schools.

Here is a quick lowdown of just some upcoming events:

Family Spookfest 2017

Sunday 22nd October  |  Pine Ridge Golf Centre, Frimley

All in aid of Marie Curie.

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Frimley Halloween Run

Saturday 28th October  |  Frimley Lodge Park

The Halloween 5K Fun Run is back again, hosting a great evening for you and the family. With all donations going to charity, what better excuse to get your running shoes on, or just enjoy a fun and healthy evening out! Everybody will get a mask and glow accessories and will receive some well-earned toasted marshmallows (plus sweetie goody bags for the kids).

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Messy Play Hook – Spooktacular

Saturday 28th October  |  Hook Community Centre

Calling all witches, devils, cats and bats! Mess Around’s creepy, crawly, gruesome Spooktacular party has landed. Little ones can mix, pour, dig and explore, from ghostly mud to gory goo. Hear their cackles of delight as they get ghoulishly messy. Big Kids Create & Make Corner which includes Arts, Crafts and Junk modelling activities to keep them busy! Book your place now.

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Diwali Lantern Parade

Thursday 12th October  |  Woking Town Centre

Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights with a stunning parade of colourful lanterns, music and performances. Following the procession, there will be a free celebratory event at the HG Wells Centre featuring traditional cuisine and music. 

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Yateley Fireworks Fiesta

Saturday 4th November  | Westfields Junior School

Once again Yateley & District Lions Club will light up the skies of Yateley with another magnificent Yateley Fireworks Fiesta. All the money raised goes towards helping Westfields Junior School and Yateley Lions charities.

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 Hartley Wintney Country Market – WI Autumn conference

Tuesday 31st October  |   The Anvil, Basingstoke   

Enjoy some Country Markets local produce at The WI Autumn Conference, where there will be a wide range of home-made cakes, savouries, pies and cookies.  Also specialist jam and marmalades, chutney & pickles from local homegrown produce. If you can not hold out for the main event, why not pop over to their weekly market, held at the Women’s Institute Building in Hartley Wintney each Friday morning until 11am.

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Fleet Fireworks Fiesta 2017

Saturday 4th November  |  Calthorpe Park

Fleet’s Firework Fiesta is organised by Fleet Lions and raises thousands of pounds each year for Lions-nominated charities. As well as the fireworks you can enjoy entertainers, food stalls, Gluwein and a BBQ.

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Rushmoor Fireworks Spectacular

Saturday 28th October  |  Manor Park, Aldershot

The Rushmoor Fireworks Spectacular is back. The event has been held at Manor Park for more than 20 years and has grown to be one of the largest public fireworks events in the region. Gates will open at 5pm, hosting a large funfair, food and refreshments, all in the lead-up to the firework spectacular.

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Halloween Walk

Monday 30th October  |  Fleet Pond

Join in for some spooky pumpkin carving and Halloween themed activities at the iconic Fleet Pond. Remember to wear your scariest costume! Book your place now.

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Sandhurst Fireworks

Saturday 28th October  |  Sandhurst Memorial Park

This family event will be hosting live entertainment from local groups, along with a fun fair, inflatables and hot food stands.  

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These family-friendly events are a fun way to end the night, and all for a good cause too. 

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