Edinburgh primary schools collaborate to create alternative Hallowe’en event for families

Parent councils from two Edinburgh primary schools have collaborated to arrange alternative Hallowe’en celebrations as trick or treating looks likely not to happen due to coronavirus measures.

By Caitlyn Dewar
Saturday, 17th October 2020, 7:00 am
With social distancing measures in place and trick or treating unlikely, the parent councils have created other plans for those excited about the holiday
With social distancing measures in place and trick or treating unlikely, the parent councils have created other plans for those excited about the holiday

Working together the two parent councils from Flora Stevenson Primary School and Stockbridge Primary School are encouraging families to discover the Capital’s ghostly history on a walking route to uncover clues which will lead them to a spooky phrase.

From today , the two walking trails will give families with children to fill their day by either taking a stroll through the city, or a shorter route through Stockbridge, picking up clues that they will need to solve on the way to unlock the phrase which will give them the chance to win prizes which have been generously donated from several local businesses including Edinburgh Gin, Medusa, Royal Yacht Brittania, Gifted, Good and Proper Deli and Golden Hare Books.

Families can purchase a ticket and registrants will receive their walking packs as PDFs and details on how to submit competition entries via email.

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The walking trail competition will end on November 1, giving families the chance to participate any time up until that date.

Tickets are priced from £6 and will help support parent council fundraising at a time when other options are scarce.

Those wishing to take part in the fun-filled day out will be able to purchase tickets through the Eventbrite page.

Families participating are kindly asked to ensure they are following all national and local guidelines while completing the trails, and being respectful of the spaces and people they encounter.

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