HALLOWEEN bat trails will be laid on for youngsters in Netherton and Brierley Hill this half-term.

Trails can be picked up from Netherton and Brierley Hill libraries from Saturday October 22 to Sunday October 31 and children who solve the clues can put their completed forms into a prize draw for a chance to win tickets for Himley Hall bonfire and fireworks.

One name will be pulled out of the hat at each library.

Both winners will receive a Himley bonfire family admission ticket (for two adults and two children up to age 15) worth £23 - plus free parking.

Councillor Khurshid Ahmed, cabinet member for planning and economic development, said: “These trails will be a great chance for families to get outside and enjoy Halloween-themed fun.”

Children can also enjoy scary stories and craft making at the libraries, which are the locations for the first clue of each trail.

Netherton Library will host Halloween storytelling session at 11am and themed craft activities throughout the day on Friday October 28.

The Brierley Hill stories and craft activities will both take place at 1pm on Saturday October 29.

Children are invited to attend the story-telling sessions in a spooky costume.

As well as being available at the libraries, the Halloween trail is available to download from the Dudley Council’s School’s Out webpage and www.discoverdudley.org.uk