Youngsters in the region have plenty of Halloween activities to choose from next week.
If you're looking for a frightfully good time this October half term, look no further than South Tyneside.
Libraries across the area have lined up a number of free activities to help keep young trick or treaters entertained during next week's school break including Creepy Crafts and Pumpkin Patch Baby Bounce. These will run at various times across the week. If you dare, you can also enter your creepy creation into a competition.
Alongside the libraries, children’s centres are also running a programme of Halloween activities, including craft sessions, boogie babies, treasure hunts and a baby social.
Other Halloween and half term activities include a party at Bede's World and sessions of Medieval Myths and Magic, which is running throughout the week. Or, if you like, you can sit down with Wendy the Witch at the Customs House or enjoy a party at Dunes Adventure Island.
There will also be a monster mash at Hedworth Hall’s Halloween Party on the day itself, mysterious going ons at West Boldon Lodge’s Halloween Spooktacular and Halloween fun at Souter Lighthouse, with a range of spooky crafts and trails.
Coun Alan Kerr, deputy leader of South Tyneside Council, said: “With so many fun things to do this half term youngsters across South Tyneside will be able to really get into the spirit of Halloween.
“Our libraries and children’s centres have lined up a wide range of spooky crafts and activities to celebrate Halloween.
"We hope youngsters have a lot of fun this October half term and take advantage of the activities on offer.”
For the full programme of Halloween activities, click here.