This Morning encourages viewers to join in with local pumpkin trails this Halloween

Elena Chabo
·2-min read
Photo credit: ArtMarie - Getty Images
Photo credit: ArtMarie - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

There are lots of great ways to enjoy Halloween at home, but for those of us who live in areas where we can still do non-essential outdoor activities, people have been coming up with alternatives to trick or treating.

Pumpkin trails are a great way to still take kids out on All Hallows Eve; to see the decorations, dress up, and of course... check out the local pumpkin carving skills.

Even This Morning has got involved, creating a special picture to be used for the shows own pumpkin spotting trail.

Holly Willoughby shared the picture and explained the trail in an instagram post.

The host wrote: "So trick or treating isn’t going to be the same this year, however @thismorning want you to be part or our Pumpkin Trail.

"Go to the @thismorning app and print out this picture, put it in your window and then individual households can dress up, walk around their neighbourhood spotting the pumpkins. Every time the kids spot one, mum dad or care giver then gives the kids a treat from their own stash."

Even without the printed sign, a carved pumpkin or some Halloween decorations will be a good indicator you're taking part in local trails.

Keep your eyes peeled and you'll be able to wave as little monsters, ghosts and ghouls go past; re-creating the spirit of trick or treating without sweets changing hands or breaking social distancing.

One of Holly's followers revealed they'd gone even further to keep Halloween alive in their area. Explaining in the comments: "I printed Scavenger hunt checklists and posted them to all the children on our street. On Halloween night, all the matching pictures will be hidden down the street for them to look for! Halloween is not cancelled here, just done a bit differently this year!!"

However you celebrate Halloween this year, have a spooktacular evening and stay safe.

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