HALLOWEEN fun is coming to Bradford with the Mini Pumpkin-Carving Festival.

It will take place on Tuesday, October 29, in the pedestrian area near The Broadway entrance and The Light cinema.The Business Improvement District has teamed up with Hebden Bridge-based creative arts organisation Sand In Your Eye to stage the event, with pumpkin-sculpting workshops to run hourly from 11am. The last workshop will start at 3pm.

Pumpkins will be available to purchase or you can take your own along with you.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Those who join in are also being urged to dress up in their spookiest Halloween costumes.

Ian Ward, chairman of the business-levy funded BID, said: “This will be a fabulous fun-packed event.

"The Sand In Your Eye team devise some fabulous creations and they really help children to let their imaginations run wild as they come up with their own designs.”

BID manager Jonny Noble added: “This is another part of the BID’s campaign to help bring Bradford alive by organising attractions that bring people into the city centre.

“Halloween these days wouldn’t be the same without some spooky pumpkin carving, be they witches, monsters or ghouls, and these highly-skilled sculptors take it to the next level and really help these creations come to life.”