Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens get a ghostly makeover for Halloween

Halloween celebrations in the Abbey Gardens, including performances by West Suffolk College students

Halloween celebrations in the Abbey Gardens, including performances by West Suffolk College students. Pictured is Kian and Chloe Wood. - Credit: Gregg Brown

More than 500 people are believed to have come along to a new Halloween event in the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds.

Yesterday, the gardens were given a ghostly makeover, with craft activities, including pumpkin carving, and various rides.

Drama students from West Suffolk College were also involved, taking visitors on a spooky tour and performing short, interactive comedy sketches.

The event was organised by St Edmundsbury Borough Council with support from sponsors Abbeycroft Leisure and Musker McIntyre estate agents.

A council spokesman said: “This was the first time we have run a Ghostly Gardens event and it was amazing to see so many people coming in to celebrate Halloween.


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“Thanks to our sponsors we were able to put on a range of activities, some of which sold out very quickly and were much enjoyed by all ages.”

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