Halloween is just around the corner and there are plenty of spooky events taking place in the coming weeks to get you in the mood.

The Commandery has a couple of events happening in the half-term holiday.

A haunted house trail designed for children will have you exploring all the nooks and crannies of the historic building.

The trail is £2 and runs from Saturday, October 28 to Sunday, November 5, although it’s closed on Monday, October 30.

From October 31 to November 2, families can also decorate eyeball biscuits, make dancing ghosts and other spooky crafts, for £5 per child.

Hartlebury Castle’s half-term events include pumpkin carving and a witch and wizard school, with wand-making crafts and spell sessions. Both events run from October 28-31 and there’s an additional cost on top of the regular admission price.

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The castle also has a pumpkin trail, which is 50p on top of the normal admission price, from October 28 to November 4.

Children are needed to help Professor B Spooky complete her experiment by solving puzzles around Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum on Monday, October 30 (£4.50 per child).

And families visiting the art gallery throughout half-term can create a monster mask - activity bags are £2.50 from the museum shop.

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Worcester Racecourse is hosting an outdoor screening of the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus on Friday, October 6.

Tickets are £14 for adults, £9 for children - you can reserve a place via eventbrite.co.uk and pay the rest on the night.

Worcester’s Doorstep Princesses are holding a Halloween Disco at Doorstep Kingdom in Blackpole Road on Saturday, October 28.

For £10 a child and £3 per adult, expect spooky games, treats, dancing and more from 4.30pm to 7pm.

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Here’s one for the adults - Bottles Wine Shop in Reindeer Court is hosting a Paint and Sip Halloween Special on Saturday, October 21.

From 7pm, Estée Angéline will guide you through creating your own masterpiece on A3 canvas while enjoying a glass or two of wine.

Chesters Restaurant and Bar is celebrating Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with four courses of Mexican cuisine on Wednesday, November 1 - the set menu is £50 per head.