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In pictures: Little ones enjoy spook-tacular Halloween fun at Shropshire castle

Halloween came early at one of Shropshire's historic castles.

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Kian Lewis 11, Warren Jones 9 and Ameilia Radford 2 from Whittington.

Whittington Castle is well known as a popular venue for ghost hunters and paranormal investigations.

Lottie Griffiths 5, Ella Griffiths, 8, from Condover, and Albie Pritchard, 4

But the hauntings going on at the picturesque castle at the weekend was all family fun.

George Weaver, 6, and Grace Weaver, 5, from Claverley

Children were invited to go along in their best Halloween costumes and also take along carved pumpkins.

Halloween fun at Whittington Castle

The Halloween day was the latest event that castle trust has put on since lockdown restrictions were eased to try to recoup some of the money lost by the postponing of weddings and cancellation of other popular events.

Oliver James Thomas, 5, and Steve Weaver from Claverley

Families were able to take part in a Halloween-themed trail in the castle grounds and collect treats at the end.

Castle manager, Sue Ellis, said that because of Covid safety measures there had been none of the usual Halloween games or a visiting witch. However she said there had been American-themed food served in the castle cafe.

Sennen Pritchard, 8, from Shrewsbury.

The Whittington Castle Preservation Trust has to fundraise each year to keep the building maintained and open to visitors.

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