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Embrace your inner detective this Halloween!

Posted on 23 Oct 2023

The evenings are getting shorter, the leaves curl and drop from the trees like tiny memorials for the hopeful, youthful days of summer - it's Autumn alright, and that means Halloween!

With the spine-tingling All Hallow's Eve on the way, and the liminal barriers to other worlds getting thinner and thinner, spirits have begun leaking through to our world; spirits that favour historic the Arcade Bristol.

The Arcade is a Grade II*-listed Georgian building that has been through the historical wringer - even surviving and rebuilding after the Bristol Blitz! So, with that history - and the history of independent shopkeepers who have given their heart and soul to The Arcade - it's no wonder that it's become a hotbed of spectral activity this Halloween.

Six spirits have appeared across The Arcade - and they have a message. That's why the Arcade has called YOU - the world's top ghost detective - to follow the clues, track down the ghosts, and decode their message before it's too late...

Spirit Sleuths is a family-friendly clue trail for Halloween - you can get your worksheet from the north end of the Arcade, and follow the clues to find the ghosts throughout, and find the word they spell - with sweets at the end as a reward for those who find the right word.

If you've got young ones this Halloween who are looking for some light & safe Halloween fun, this is the perfect activity to keep them occupied and in the spirit of the holiday.

This year's "Spirit Sleuths" trail will run from the 26th to the 31st of October and will run through regular business hours, so it's a perfect two-birds-one-stone to take advantage of seasonal deals throughout the shops, try special Halloween offerings from Shakeaway, or just get those keys you needed cutting from Mabz. After all, what would Halloween be without SHOCKINGLY good independent retailers and their HEART-STOPPINGLY low prices?


Where to Find Us

Main Map The Arcade, Bristol, City of Bristol BS1 3JD0117 214 0098

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