THERE’S some spooky goings on this weekend as revellers gear up to celebrate Hallowe'en.

Accrington businesses are getting together to put on its first-ever Trick or Treat week.

Accrington and Rossendale College and estate agents Duckworths have organised the event and have partnered with more than 20 businesses in the town to encourage children to get out and about during half-term.

Children can pick up an entry card at the Town Hall, or any participating outlet, and embark on a ghastly walk around town, filling up Hallowe'en buckets and collecting stamps to be entered into a frightfully fun prize draw.

And the college have embraced the spooky spirit by allowing students to show off their make-up skills on council leader Miles Parkinson and assistant prinicpal Charlotte Scheffman.

For thrill-seekers, there's the Farm of Terror in Bacup. It's a live horror experience and one of the top Hallowe'en attractions across the North West.

Oswaldtwistle Mills will be hosting its Halloween Spooktacular on Friday with their ‘dead famous’ Halloween show including photo quiz bring back to life artists who defined their era of music. There will also be a prize for the best costume.

Scare Kingdom is another huge Hallowe'en attraction. Voted one of the best Hallowe'en attractions by Trip Advisor, this year's line-up is shaping up to be one of the scariest ever. Visit for more details.

In Colne, shops will have themed window displays and there will be a fancy dress competition for children and a pumpkin sculpting competition on Saturday while in Nelson there will be apple bobbing, children’s games, rides and facepainting from 1pm on Saturday.

At Huntley’s Country Stores in Samlesbury there will be pumpkin carving from Saturday to Tuesday as well as the chance to have lunch with Winnie the Witch.

Booking is essential. Call 01772 872820.

At Clitheroe Castle and Museum to mark the start of half term youngsters are invited to decorate and take home ceramic owl tealight holders. It will run from Saturday until Tuesday.

At Holmes Mill in Clitheroe its spooktacular show will be The Unicorn Fairies and the Wicked Witch which includes a 20-minute show and workshops.

There will also be prizes for fancy dress. It takes place on Sunday between noon and 3pm.