Why didn't the skeleton go to the party? Because he had no body to go with! You won't have that problem when you meet up with friends and family at this huge Halloween haunted event. The Halloween Haunt Ipswich Yard Haunt and Maze is one of the largest haunts in the Brisbane area. And it is FREE. It is an ideal way to have family fun on Halloween and is suitable for all ages. You will enjoy cool and spooky music. Monster Mash, Thriller or Time Warp anyone? Get lots of lollies, photos and much more including some spooktacular surprises (or scares). I hope you get the chance to eat Spooketti, Finger Sandwiches, Frankenfurters or iScream?
You don't have to come in fancy dress but Halloween is always more fun when everyone is dressed up in their super freak disguises to go "guising". Costume Closet Ipswich is a good place to hire or buy a costume and accessories if you're not a handy sew-er. They are at 3/274 Brisbane Street West Ipswich.
Kids in Costumes (May Cross)
Zombie Face Painting (May Cross)
This child-friendly event is hosted by Halloween Haunt Ipswich, who are raising money for the Ipswich Hospital Palliative Care unit, so bring your change. Although there is no charge for this spooky good time, you may want to donate to this very worthwhile charity.
You'll find the Halloween Haunt Ipswich at 525 Junction Road, Barellan Point. It's on Wednesday 30 October (Halloween Eve) from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.; and Thursday 31 October (Halloween) also from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
A Brief History of Halloween: Contrary to popular belief, Halloween is not a modern American invention. The Christian Halloween or All Hallows' Eve dates back to the 1700s but it is based on the much older Gaelic pagan festival of Samhain. The Celtic tradition of carving a turnip, or Jack-o'-lantern, was based on the strange lights that flickered over peat bogs, called "will-o'-the-wisps". Scots and Irish kids still carve turnips but we have substituted pumpkins which are larger and softer and so are easier to carve scary faces into. Trick or Treat comes from the tradition of wearing costumes or going in disguise so that evil spirits won't recognise you. Scottish wee munchkins dress up and go "guising".