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On Saturday 25 October, the Scottish Mark and Puppet Centre will have a ‘Make a Halloween Puppet’ activity at 10am.  On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October, the Bo’Ness and Kinneil Railway is having Steam and Scream rides, each hour between 11 and 3.  Come dressed in your Halloween outfits for a thrilling ride.  On Friday 31 October, the Glasgow Science Centre is hosting a Halloween party that will include guising trails, ghost stories, fire-eating demonstrations, face painting, dance workshops, a talent show and goody bags.  Call 0871 540 1000 for more details and to book tickets.  Also, the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride is hosting a Halloween party in the early evening (5pm-7pm). Venture along to the farm after dark to enjoy Halloween games such as apple dooking, plus scary stories, grisly games and creepy crafts.  Call 0131 247 4377 for more details.

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Apple tastings, juice pressings and a display of over 100 Scottish apple varieties. There will be apple-picking adventures and games, and you can even bring your own apples to make into juice. All ages welcome. For more information visit the Children’s Orchard website.

What will your baby dress up as for Halloween?  A pumpkin?  A black cat?  A baby (whose mummy doesn’t know how to sew)?  If you’re a wizard at sewing costumes, then you’re all set.  If not, however, you can find ready-to-wear Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers at: Amazon.co.uk, ASDA, Baby Gap, Mothercare, Marks & Spencer’s, Tescos, or Woolworths.  Wishing you lots of fun with your little angel (or devil)!