Paddington Halloween is a community event for families. It’s a great chance to meet your neighbours!
Paddington Halloween organizes a neighbourhood trick or treat and hosts a home-made haunted house in our garage on the evening of the 31st of October.
2020 COVID-19 UPDATE
Paddington Halloween will NOT be operating a haunted house OR our usual organised trick or treat this year.
See you next year!
Trick or Treat is a self-guided walk with your friends and family to participating houses to show off your costumes and collect a lolly (candy) from the householder. Look for the orange balloons, ribbons, streamers or decorations for participating trick or treat houses. Each year we drop a letter into our neighbours to ask for their participation. We strive to provide a safe environment where children are welcome to take part in this fun tradition. Participation in trick or treat and the haunted house is undertaken at your own risk.
On the Trick or Treat route is the Hayward St Haunted House (number 40) where you can stop, knock for candy and walk through our haunted house.
Built in our garage as a walk-through experience, the Haunted house is for kids – however, they should be a little more robust and probably over the age of 6 to give you a guide. (Parents are very welcome to walk through and check it out first!) For the younger or more sensitive kids, we also have a child-friendly display on our veranda and at the front of our house. All neighbours and their friends are welcome.
Costumes are encouraged if you’re trick or treating, and they don’t need to be scary – you can wear whatever you like. Remember to bring your bag to collect your lollies!
Bring a gold coin to help struggling Brisbane families
As we did last year, Paddington Halloween is raising money for charity and all proceeds from the donations on the door of the haunted house will go to our chosen charity.
This year in 2019, we are teaming up with Samuel Glancy – a very impressive 11 year old who raises money for a number of charities. Samuel’s work with Kids4Kids caught our attention as he strives to assist families who struggle to meet their “back to school costs” including stationery, books, texts, uniforms etc with his School Supply Drive. You can read more about Samuel G. Photography and Fundraiser here.
Thank you very much for your support in donating to this important and worthy cause.
Food and Drinks from Swift Espresso
Grab an early dinner and drinks from Swift Espresso from around 4.00pm. Check their facebook page @swiftespresso for updates and exact opening times. You can find Swift on the corner of Hayward Street and Lower Cairns Tce.
Haunted House – 40 Hayward Street, Paddington, Brisbane.
Trick or Treat area includes houses displaying an orange ribbons / balloons or halloween decorations and includes: Hayward St, Charlotte St, Plunkett St, Charteris St, Lower Cairns Tce in Paddington / Red Hill.
Thursday 31st October 2019
Haunted House is open from 5.00pm until 8.00pm (We will complete the line if there are people waiting who joined before 8pm)
Trick or Treat runs between 5.00pm until 7pm
Food and drink from Swift Espresso will start from 4pm. Swift will have food for the whole family including salads, sausage sizzle, drinks and coffee. You can find them on the corner of Hayward St and Lower Cairns Terrace – about 40 seconds walk from the Haunted House.
Need more information?
Please email Kerry Forsythe at firstname.lastname@example.org