That’s Entertainment with Andy Tyler: Friday, October 23

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It’s that time of the year when there is plenty for the youngsters to look forward to, including half term and Halloween, both are just upon us!

I understand there will be plenty of Halloween hi-jinks going on in the town centre on Saturday week, October 31, thanks to the Borough Council and the Vancouver Quarter.

And next Thursday, Lynn Museum has some ghoulish family fun from 10.30am-1pm; call on 01553 775001.

Currently, however, there is great grisly fun to be had at Lynn’s Tourist Information Centre, housed in Lynn Custom House. Entitled Greedy Ghosts and Ghouls in the Hunt for Jelly Beans, this is a free event for youngsters but they must be accompanied by an adult. Opening times are 10.30am-3.30pm, Monday to Saturday, and 12 noon to 3.30pm on Sunday; adult fee is £1 and an extra prize is available if children come in fancy dress. It’s got to be good so why not contact The TIC for further information? All the eerie entertainment finishes at The Customs House on Saturday, October 31; call on 01553 763044 or visit the website.

Halloween activities also feature at Oxburgh Hall, near Swaffam, between10.30am and 5pm on Friday and Saturday, October 30-31. It’s all related to pumpkins and to find out more phone on 01366 328258. All children are welcome!

Holkham Hall’s week of hauntingly good fun starts on Sunday and continues daily through to Saturday, October 31; for more details visit

More family fun is available in the area as Russell’s International Circus is entertaining us from tomorrow until Sunday, November 1, with a 6pm show tonight, 3pm and 6pm shows from tomorrow through to Saturday, October 31 (no show on Monday) and finally a 2pm show on Sunday, November 1. The circus is located at Old Dairy Farm, West Winch Road; to book call on 07752218805 or visit

Just a brief reminder that the King’s Lynn Players are presenting a new musical comedy The Addams Family at The Guildhall of St. George (King’s Lynn Arts Centre) from next Wednesday, October 28, through to Saturday, October 31, nightly at 7.30pm with a Saturday m atinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are £12 and you can book now on 01553 764864. Spooky, but fun, no doubt!

The King’s Lynn Music Society is presenting a recital with a difference next Wednesday, October 28, at 7.30pm. Calum Huggan is a Scottish marimbist and percussionist who will perform at Lynn’s Town Hall in what will , no doubt, be an intriguing musical evening. Visitors are welcome and the fee is £10 and free entry to those under 18 and students in full time education . Those with membership affiliated to FRMS also are entitled to free admission. Visit: for all the details.

I have recently heard from David Jackson, bagman for King’s Morris, who perform traditional Morris dances from The Cotswolds and are well known in the area. Men interested in joining the team of dancers are welcome to contact David now on 01553 768930 to learn what is involved. Go for it!

There’s always plenty going on at The King’s Lynn Arts Centre and I notice tomorrow you can learn to make your own cushions 10am-3pm (there may be places still available), and the following weekend A Big Draw Workshop. Intrigued? Visit http://KLACT.event to book. For more event details visit the centre’s website!

Lastly, again mostly for the younger generation, how about a half-term treat with Basil Brush? Next Wednesday, 2.30pm, Lynn’s Corn Exchange, KL 764864, Boom, Boom!