HALLOWEEN is looming. That date in the calendar when ghosties and ghouls get up to mischief and things go bump in the night… Good News Liverpool rounds up some of the best scarefests in the city to spook you senseless on October 31 and ensure you have a scream… HALF TERM HALLOWEEN FUN Follow the Halloween Trail at Ness Gardens where you can discover man-eating plants, poisonous plant ghettos and much more to scare you witless. Break the rune code to win a chocolate treat and uncover the botanical truth about some hair-raising plants. There will also be spooky stories, toil and trouble bubble shows and creepy crafts from 24 October to 1st November. To find out more visit www.nessgardens.org.uk SPRING HEELED JACK Celebrate the spooky legend of Spring Heeled Jack at Merseyside Maritime Museum on October 26, 29 and 31 when there will be lots of macabre crafts to get involved in from 1-4pm. Drop in, no booking required. www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/ GALLERY GHOULS Enjoy a terrifying tour of Lady Lever Art Gallery on October 27 from 1-4pm and hear some of its spooky stories… Drop in, no booking required. To find out more visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever/ DAY OF THE DEAD In Mexico people celebrate the ‘Día de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead) on Halloween. The World Museum will be celebrating the Day of the Dead on 31 October from 1-4pm. Join the macabre bunch at the Museum to find out more and make an unusual souvenir to take home. Drop in, no booking required. To find out more visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/ SMASHING PUMPKINS Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting a Pumpkin Fest over October half term where you can take part in a pumpkin hunt in the grounds or create a spooky face in your very own pumpkin which you can take home. But as you explore the grounds, be on your guard as the Phantom Raspberry Blower of Martin Mere may jump out at you and give you a noisy surprise!! To find out more visit www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/martin-mere/ HALLOWEEN HAPPY HOUR Parents – need a strong drink to calm your nerves? Revolution will be running a ‘Beware of the Kraken’ theme weekend for Halloween which will include a spooky Happy Hour with 2-4-1 cocktails on Friday 5 – 7pm, Kraken rum limited edition Cocktail Specials, free canapé and cocktail samples, and Halloween décor all weekend.