BUSINESSES in Weymouth are getting into the ‘spirit’ of Halloween for a week of events in the town.

Weymouth Business Improvement District (BID) is busy organising Freaky Streets and Freaky Friday.

Freaky Streets, which runs from October 25 to 31, will lead families around the town in a hunt to find the ‘Freaky Streets’ characters and other spooky objects.

Clues will task competitors to find 20 vinyl prints positioned on the outside of buildings throughout the town, which, when darkness descends, will emit an eerie glow. Winning entries will go into a draw for prizes.

And to celebrate Halloween on October 31, Freaky Friday will involve entertainment and activities taking place in Weymouth between 10am and 4pm. The event includes a ‘Freaky’ skateboarding display and workshop, storytelling, balloon-making and hula hoop displays, as well as a chance for children to join in ‘Freaky’ pavement art, ‘Freaky’ circus skills, plus a ‘Freaky’ fancy dress competition with prizes.

Helping to launch this year’s event, the team at Steven May Hair Design entered the ‘spirit’ by turning out in fancy dress.

Owner Stephen Wait said: “After coming so close to winning the ‘Best Window Display’ last year, we were keen to take part again and the team are determined to win. It’s great to hear that there are over 30 businesses putting in window displays for half term and dressing up on ‘Freaky Friday’.”

Nigel Reed, BID manager, added: “Many businesses will be running events over half term, like special promotions, discounts and child offers with ‘Freaky’ in-store promotions, demonstrations and spooky activities on ‘Freaky Friday’. We want as many people as possible to come into Weymouth to enjoy the fun.”

For more information and to download the Freaky Streets Hunt form visit or call the Weymouth BID office on 01305 779410.