Bored of the Dark Nights?
Published Thursday 25th October 12
Young people are being tempted to step into the witching hour to keep boredom at bay once the dark nights set in.
Halloween and the Bonfire period are one of the calendar's highlights, when happy haunts begin to materialise and the nights are dedicated to fireworks and celebrations.
At a time when the grim grinning ghosts come out to socialise, and supernatural creatures are thought to appear and be at their most powerful, Rotherham Borough Council's Youth Service and South Yorkshire Police have teamed up to put on an array of themed events for eight- to 19-years-old.
And whilst most events take place between 6pm to 9pm, some are aimed exclusively at eight to 11-years-old, whilst others have been deemed strictly for those aged 12 to 19.
Guy Fawkes' spirit will burn brightly across Rotherham will the promise of Bonfire Discos at Wingfield School, Winterhill Youth Centre in Kimberworth and Eastwood Youth Centre.
Meanwhile, little monsters are invited to Halloween parties taking place at Winterhill, Herringthorpe and Eastwood Youth Centres, Eastwood Village MUGA, as well as My Place (Eastwood), and The Chislett Youth & Community Centre in Kimberworth Park.
Other events include a Skate Park celebration at Clifton Park, Film Night at Herringthorpe Youth Centre, Cinema Trip at Eastwood Village, Horror Movie Night at My Place (Eastwood), and Personal Safety events at Maltings Youth Centre (Rotherham centre) and Eastwood Youth Centre.
For those who like to be a little more active, regular evening football sessions will take place in Ferham and Eastwood Village parks and fun dance sessions at Ferham Children's Centre and Eastwood's Unity Centre on most nights throughout the half term.
Finally, for those who like to mix music, arts and sports, special sessions will take place at Ferham, Thorpe Hesley, and Greasbrough parks.