Spook-seekers in North Tyneside are in for a treat in the build-up to Halloween with a new trail set to launch this weekend.
The Borough’s Big Halloween Pumpkin Trail features 30 giant pumpkin caricatures on pavements in and around town centre locations, and adventurers will be able to track all of them using a free app.
Characters can be found in Tynemouth, Wallsend, Whitley Bay, North Shields, Cullercoats, Killingworth, Forest Hall and more.
Cllr Sarah Day, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism said, “Our town centres make great locations for trails and events so we thought we’d mark Halloween with a family activity that everyone can get involved in.”
“I hope everyone that takes part has a safe and enjoyable time.” she added.
Each pumpkin is individually named, all with their own character and fun story – like Hermione, who likes to ‘potter’ around the pumpkin patch!
The app is now available for iPhone and Android from the respective app stores and the trail will be in place from Saturday 9 October, running through to the end of the month.
Anyone wanting to download the app, developed by North East software house Nebula Labs, should search for ‘North Tyneside Pumpkin Trail’.
North Tyneside’s Big Halloween Pumpkin Trail is organised by North Tyneside Council and supported by the Welcome Back Fund, ERDF action to support town centre recovery and the safe return to our high streets following the pandemic.