More than 160 children and parents attended the Bolton North East Wildlife Trail (NEWT) spooktacular event on Sunday October 28.

The free event at the bottom of Hatherleigh Walk saw children and parents in Breightmet celebrate Halloween in the spookiest of ways.

Children made brooms, clay models and were given glow sticks and handmade wands.

There were also two projectors with singing pumpkins and ghosts.

Chris Banks, one of the organisers of the event, described the turnout as “absolutely phenomenal”.

Cllr Adele Warren got into the Halloween spirit as she turned up to the event dressed as a witch.

The Breightmet councillor spoke of how the event brought the community together.

She said: “I would like many more events like this for Breightmet and it was fantastic being involved. Volunteers have taken weeks preparing for the event and it was brilliant to see so many happy faces and receive such positive feedback.”

Carla Louise, a local resident who attended, said: “We really enjoyed it. The displays were amazing, and the crafts were great. A really good event put on by NEWT at their expense, time, and money for locals to enjoy. The children loved it and so did us as parents!"