A week of Halloween activities for families to enjoy will be hosted over half-term at a horse and pony rescue.

Horses and Ponies Protection Association will be hosting a range of activities to raise funds to continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses and donkeys.

All activities will be held at the charity’s Shores Hey Farm, Briercliffe, throughout the October half-term week.

Starting on Saturday, October 23, visitors to HAPPA will be able to take part in the Thursden Valley Goblin Trail and Halloween themed Crafts; follow the Goblin Trail around the stable yard to locate the Goblin’s keys, find the key to unlock the treasure trove and chose a gift.

Children can also choose to design and make their very own Trick or Treat bag.

On Saturday October 30, kids are asked to dig out your best Halloween costumes for the Halloween Party for families which will be held in the café from 6.30pm until 9pm.

There will be fun, games and a Halloween disco with prizes for the best children’s and adult’s fancy dress up for grabs. A children’s buffet is included in the ticket price and adults can bring their own bottle.

Head of marketing and fundraising, Julie Pharaoh-Gan said: “The team simply cannot wait to celebrate Halloween with all our supporters and customers.

"Last year was tough for us all, even the horses missed out of the usual frivolity that comes at this time of year.

"This year we need to make up for lost time and have a fang-tastic Halloween.

"We hope that families can come and indulge in a little Halloween fun and have a great day or evening at the Farm.

"The added bonus is that everyone doing so will be supporting the Charity and helping HAPPA to get through the challenging winter months.”