Freaky Friday, 30th October 2015, was a huge success with visitors and locals enjoying the FREE Freaky Fun in Weymouth Town Centre as part of Freaky Streets. Competitions included a Freakiest Window Display, Spookiest Pub Award, and the Children’s Freaky Street Hunt.
Organised and produced by Weymouth BID, Freaky Streets took over Weymouth Town Centre for the October half term with freaky fun and games.
Throughout the week over 40 businesses dressed their windows to be a part of the Freaky magic. Children and their families scoured the streets for the Freaky Streets Gang as part of the FREE hunt and scored the businesses windows along the trail.
Windows included Nightmare on St Thomas Street, Beetlejuice, flying witches and many more gruesome displays!
Congratulations to Weymouth Angling Centre who won the Freakiest Window Display and after a judge visited participating pubs and bars on Halloween, The Black Dog won the Spookiest Pub Award very closely followed by Boho for their Brother’s Grimm Theme.
Andrew Selby from Weymouth Angling Centre said, “We are delighted to have won! It is great to see a large number of town’s businesses getting involved in the event this year as it gives Weymouth that little bit of energy after the summer season”
Dulcie Johnstone, aged 4 from Weymouth, and Naomi Good, aged 10 from Langton Herring, were picked at random by Andrew Selby from the correct entries received for the Freaky Streets Hunt. Both were thrilled to have won!
Freaky Friday marked a day full of frightful fun in Weymouth Town Centre. Special Halloween Punch & Judy, Spooky Skateboarding, Chilling tales read by Elysia Munday at Fish ‘n’ Fritz were all on the programme. Children enjoyed getting a little creative with spooky pavement art and wowed by magic tricks by Magic Jack.
A children’s competition was announced in the afternoon at 2.15pm. Witches, ghouls and monsters were all anticipating the result. The judge, Elysia Munday, dressed as a mermaid had the tough decision of picking the winners!
Instore games and fun too including, a colouring competition at Santander, Spider Hunt Competition at The Bag Shop, Creepy Cake Sale in Bath Travel and Spooky Desserts at Harbourside Bistro and Boho Gelato. Boots are also joined in the Hallowe’en fun with a spooky nail bar!
Nigel Reed, Weymouth BID Manager said, “The participation from the businesses has been immense with so many getting into the Halloween spirit by dressing their windows. We hope that all made use of the increased footfall throughout the week.”