Spooky characters invade Pannett Park

Whitby's Paul Nicholas School of Acting, stage a roving play based on the Whitby Wyrm.
Whitby's Paul Nicholas School of Acting, stage a roving play based on the Whitby Wyrm.

A collection of spooky characters invaded Whitby’s Pannett Park for the annual Halloween event held by the Friends of Pannet Park.

Eighty children and many parents, took part in the Bat Hunt, collecting their very own ‘creepy crawly’ prize at the end.

Youngsters in Halloween costume at the Friends of Pannett Park event.

Youngsters in Halloween costume at the Friends of Pannett Park event.

Many tried to Splat the Bat, this being a difficult task but none the less very popular.

Another simple-looking but frustrating game enjoyed by young and old was the aptly named Horrid Hoop-la. For those requiring an energy boost there was the popular Lolly Pick.

A major highlight of the Friends’ regular events are the plays put on by the talented students of the Paul Nicholas School of Acting and this Halloween was no exception.

The young thespians enthralled a large audience with a roving play based on the legend of the Whitby Wyrm.

Each scene was acted in a different part of the park with a gentle stroll between each setting. As ever, the script, costumes and acting were brilliant, showing yet again what a wealth of acting talent there is in our area.

Winners of the spookiest costume were: Under 7s Brianna Humble, Reighton George. Josh Young, Maya Walker; over 7s: Hazel Barlow, Abbi Skiba, Hayden Coullie, Charlie Coullie.

The Friends thank Scarborough Borough Council park staff for helping to set up and take down the gazebo, the young people who put on the play, director Katrina Stead, who wrote the script, and the families who joined in the fun.