Prepare to be scared in Rotherham!

CREEPY activities in a castle look set to entertain youngsters this half-term as part of a series of events being held by Rotherham Borough Council.

Families are being urged to attend the forthcoming Fun Day at Boston Castle to have a go at making lanterns and masks and then follow the spooky trick or treat trail around the castle, off Boston Castle Grove, Moorgate.

Youngsters aged three to 11 can join in the activities which will take place between 11.15am and 12.30pm and 1.15pm and 2.30pm on October 28.

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Meanwhile, at Clifton Park Museum, youngsters can try their hands at making their own hanging bats and creepy crawlies between 11am and 3pm on October 27, before following the Halloween trail around the Museum.

Boston Castle will lay-on more treats for toddlers when it hosts Messy Toddler Day between 11am and 3pm on November 10. 

Toddlers up to three years old can enjoy some messy play at the free event.

And on November 20, First World War Archaeology will be the subject of Boston Castle's next heritage talk, which takes place between between 1pm and 2.30pm.

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Speaker Alex Sotheran has been involved in excavations on the remains of the Western Front since 2013, and his talk will give an overview of this work and the place battlefield archaeology has in understanding the war.

Charges apply to all but the Messy Toddler event on November 10.

The Boston Castle Family Fun Day costs £3-per-child and bookings should be made via 01709 336633.

The Clifton Park Halloween Fun is £2-per-child.

The Boston Castle Heritage Talk is £2-per-person and visitors are urged to book in advance by calling 01709 336633.