On Friday, October 31, half-term comes to an end with All Hallows Eve – or Hallowe’en as it’s now more commonly known. While for many it’s an opportunity for high-spirited fun on the streets, some parents would prefer it if their children could attend a party instead.
A number of churches across the Thames Valley are doing just that – from Superhero parties to light parties, there is something for all youngsters.
Most parties are aimed at Primary School children and some require booking.
Here is a round-up of all the parties that we know about. They all take place on Friday, October 31.
GORING – Goring Free Church.
Light party for children. 5pm-7pm. Details: www.goringfreechurch.org.uk.
HURST – Hurst Gospel Hall, Whistley Green.
Minecraft Holiday Bible Club: quizes, singing, BIbles stories and crafts. 10am-noon. Children aged five upwards and accompanied under fives. Quiz and Chips. 6.30pm-8pm. For children and parents. Details: www.hurstgospelhall.org.
READING – Wycliffe Baptist Church, Kings’ Road.
Superhero party for children: food, games, bouncy castle and more. Come dressed as favourite superhero. 5pm-6.45pm for ages three-six, 7pm-9pm for ages 7-11. £2. Adults should stay. Details: wycliffe-church.uk.
Alternative Hallowe’en party: includes games, food, craft and a conjuror. For ages 4-11. Booking essential. Suggested donation £3. 5pm-7pm. Details: 01252 873030.
For more on this party, see our story here.
TILEHURST – Methodist Church, School Road.
Light party. 4.30pm. Children welcome. Details: Details: www.tilehurstmethodist.org.uk.
WHITLEY – St Agnes, Northumberland Avenue.
Festival of Light – outdoors. 3pm-5pm. All ages welcome.
WOKINGHAM – St Crispin’s School Main Hall, London Road, RG40 1SS.
Light Party for primary school aged children. 6pm-7.30pm. Parents welcome to stay. Food, cake, drinks, games, more. Free. Details: www.christchurchwokingham.org.uk.
WOKINGHAM – Baptist Church, Milton Road.
Light Party for children ages 5-11 and accompanied under fives. £3 child, £5 family. Booking essential. 5.30pm-7.30pm. Details: 0118 978 7174.
WOODLEY – St James Church, Kingfisher Drive RG5 3LH.
Hero Party for children: come dressed as your fvourite superhero. 5.30pm-7.30pm. Details: www.stjameswoodley.org.
WOODLEY – Baptist Church.
Shine Party for primary school aged children. 6.30pm-7.45pm. £1. Details: www.woodleybc.org.