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Children get spooked at Rainham Marshes for Halloween

PUBLISHED: 16:34 02 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:34 02 November 2015

Nathan Dix making his halloween potions

Nathan Dix making his halloween potions

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It was a spooky evening for little witches, vampires and werewolves when they were given the fright of their lives as they heard things go bump in the night while on a spooky stroll.

Brave children and their families visited the Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, where they were given a guided tour around the woodland, learning about the creepy crawlies that inhabit the surroundings.

But all was not as it seemed, as monsters popped out from behind the trees scaring everyone for Halloween.

Alex Smith, membership development officer, said: “It went really well, there were quite a few screams from both the children and their parents!

“Staff at Rainham Marshes also enjoyed dressing up and playing their part in scaring everyone.

“We had some great feedback from everyone so it was good to do.”

Children also got the chance to create their own wands, broomsticks and masks out of leaves and twigs which they found while wandering in the wilderness.

He said: “It was a fun creative way for children to get to grips with nature this Halloween, learning more about the environment and the different animals that live here.”


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