Let's get children reading this Halloween

Monday, October 25, 2021

As the dark nights set in and pumpkins with carved faces appear in the streets, Clitheroe Castle are ready to help get children reading this Halloween.



Local children's author and primary school teacher Rachel Helen will be at Clitheroe Castle Museum this Halloween half term to enthral children with a spooky introduction to her Pendle Witch Trilogy of children's books.

Rachel is the pen-name of Rachel Lopiccolo and already has collected a BA honours in History and a PGCE in primary education.

Having achieved her childhood dream of becoming a writer in 2019 with 'The Curse of the Pendle Witch', Rachel will visit the castle to showcase her Pendle Witch Trilogy and hopes to inspire the next generation of young authors.

Rachel said "I hope that through my writing and meeting people at book events, I can inspire children (and adults alike) to love reading, to get lost in a good book, and to realise that they too can achieve their dreams if they are willing to make it happen!"

This is a free event, no need to book. Our younger visitors can also join in our "Where’s the Witch?" competition hunt where throughout October they can search for toy witches hiding in the museum.


One lucky winner will receive a goody bag of great souvenirs from our shop.

Staff are encouraging you visitors to get into the Halloween spirit and come dressed up in a Halloween costume

Tickets for the museum cost £4.70 for adults, £3.60 for concessions.
Accompanied children (aged 0-12) and young people (aged 13-18) are free of charge.


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