A HOST of Halloween-inspired activities have been lined up at Merry Hill for this October's half-term.

As well as a special spooktacular show from Gandey’s Circus there are seasonal craft activities on offer plus an interactive Halloween experience in the mall and the chance to visit Europe's largest Halloween store.

Halloween experience The House on the Hill arrives at Merry Hill today (Friday October 21).

Located on the Lower Mall, opposite M&S and Mango, the one-of-a-kind pop-up is hosting free immersive experiences for visitors to enjoy. 

The Ghoul Disco, recommended for children aged 13 or under and their families, will be playing classic Halloween party anthems accompanied by a fun light experience from 11am to 3.40pm every day, with 15-minute slots available.

The spooky house is then set to transform into The Strange Dimension, open from 4pm to 7pm, and until 6.20pm on Saturday and 4.20pm on Sunday. Recommended for visitors over 13, the creepy parallel world will engage the senses with flickering lights and an eerie soundtrack that will send shivers down spines.

The pop-up event will be open for visitors until October 30.

Visitors can find out more and book tickets online at https://mymerryhill.co.uk/whats-on

Back by popular demand, Gandey’s Circus brings its new spooktacular extravaganza which will feature a cast of skeletons, vampires, Jack-o’-lanterns and circus artistes. The circus opens today (Friday October 21) and shows run until Sunday October 30. To book tickets visit quaytickets.com/gandeys/

Visitors to the mall can also swing by Europe’s largest Halloween store Halloween House, on the Lower Mall opposite Boots, for creepy costumes, make-up, decorations, Stranger Things merchandise and more.

For those looking to get creative, visitors can enjoy a morning of Halloween t-shirt decorating at Creative Coffee Hub, near Next on the Upper Mall.

Suitable for children over seven, workshops will be taking place from 10am to 12pm on Saturday October 22 and Thursday October 27. To book a place visit creativecoffeehub.co.uk/events

Jonathan Poole, centre manager at Merry Hill, said: “Halloween is always a popular occasion and this year is no exception.

"With The House on the Hill and experiences to enjoy across many of our brands, we’re inviting our visitors to join us and get ready to celebrate one of the most fun times of the year."