On Saturday 29th October from 11am-4pm the Howard Centre got into the Halloween spirit with a free Day of the Dead themed event.

Children were able to make a Day of the Dead mask, decorate our giant skull art and take part in a Trick or Treat trail around the centre with prizes for the best dressed.

The Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Pat Mabbott judged the best dressed competition, presenting a ยฃ15 WHSmith voucher to the spookiest trick or treater, Jade-Faye.

The Howard Centre also teamed up with The Welwyn and Hatfield Times and Gosling Sports Park to offer shopperโ€™s free cupcake decorating courtesy of Gosling Sports Park as well as a free goody bag courtesy of the Welwyn and Hatfield Times, when the voucher inside the paper published the Wednesday before the event was produced on Saturday 29th October.

Paul Haynes, Centre Manager commented โ€œHalloween has become a yearly tradition at the Howard Centre and the Day of the Dead themed event was extremely popular with children and adults alike. Weโ€™d like to thank The Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Pat Mabbott for coming down to the centre to judge the trick or treat trail and everyone who took part to make this the spookiest Halloween yet!โ€