Get active and hunt for ghosts this Halloween

Get all the family moving by following a trail of spooky posters on the Gloucestershire Halloween trail. It's not only fun, but great for mental and physical health too.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
A trail of Halloween themed posters will be displayed in residents' front windows across Gloucestershire.

To help get people moving this October 2022, We Can Move has teamed up with Gloucestershire Libraries to encourage those in the county to get active by following a colourful Halloween trail.

With the weather getting colder and the nights drawing in, it can be difficult to find the time and motivation to step outside and get active but We Can Move is highlighting the importance of keeping sprightly to benefit people's physical and mental health.

To take part, ghost hunters will walk around their local area to trace a trail of Halloween themed posters displayed in residents' front windows.

And to get involved, participants can download one of the 13 free Halloween poster designs, colour them in, then display them in their own home’s front window from Monday 24 October right up to Halloween on 31 October 2022.

To join the trail map, people need to simply pop in their street name and postcode via the link once they have downloaded their chosen poster design - by adding a location to the Halloween map, it allows people to follow the trail of spooky posters in their area.

The aim of the trail is to give people something fun and free to do this Halloween and get them active as families challenge themselves to see how many spooky designs they can find.

Tom Beasley, chief executive at Active Gloucestershire and supporter of We Can Move, said: 'It’s difficult at this time of year to get active. It’s getting colder, it’s getting dark earlier, and nobody really wants to get outside but we hope the Halloween trail will be a fun, free and interactive way that encourages people of all ages to get active.'

Councillor Dave Norman, cabinet member for libraries at Gloucestershire County Council, said: 'We are delighted to support the We Can Move Halloween trail. This is a great opportunity to get friends and families active together in their local area and something fun to take part in this October half-term.'

To download the posters and access the map visit We Can Move. Alternatively, Halloween hunters can pick up one of the designs at their local library.

For more information about we can move, go to www.wecanmove.net

In partnership with Active Gloucestershire  |  activegloucestershire.org

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