AS children from all over Wiltshire excitedly look forward to dressing up to go Trick or Treating on Wednesday villagers at All Cannings, near Devizes, and Chippenham have made special efforts to delight the little ones.

At All Cannings the Pre-School group is hosting a pumpkin trail featuring all manner of ghouls, witches and scary things, covering the hedges and their homes in cobwebs with giant spiders, ghostly danglings and an eerie grave on one lawn.

A Pre-School spokeswoman said: “After Covid lockdowns scuppered the 2020 bonfire and fireworks, which have been traditionally run by Pre-School for more than 40 years, the Halloween Trail was introduced proved a great lockdown success.

“This year, we are going bat, pumpkin and sparkler crazy doing both the Halloween Trail and reviving the Bonfire Night.""Village residents have decorated their homes and gardens, the village hall and even the milk hut, and a secret letter trail is included for entry into a prize draw.

“Maps with quiz included are for sale in the village shop and the King’s Arms pub, and all money raised will help to fund the All Cannings Pre-School outdoor refurbishment project."

"The Trail runs until Sunday, October 31. Please put your completed quizzes in the post box on the back fence at the village hall before the prize draw on Monday.”

The bonfire and fireworks will take place on Saturday, November 6 in the King’s Arms field. Gates open 6pm, action starts around 6.30pm.

In Chippenham, the Friends of Queen's Crescent School are presenting their third pumpkin trail that runs until Saturday October 30.

Trail organiser and FOQC committee member Charlotte Bayliss said: “With regular and new pumpkin hosts going above and beyond to create amazing displays, this year it is themed around sports.

“In another year when we have been spending more time apart, we have been able to come together to watch events such as the Olympics, the Euros and watching Lewis Hamilton take another world championship, so our trail is to celebrate our successful sports people who have given us something to aspire to.

“This could be another year where fundraising for schools may be difficult and unpredictable so we are grateful for the support from our local community to be able to put on a trail like this that is vital in helping us raising money for our school."

Donations of £2 per entry can be made via bank transfer to the FOQC bank account number 03365500, sort code 30-91-99 using the word 'Pumpkin' as reference.

The FOQC Pumpkin Trail map is available here.

At each spot on the trail you will need to search for a letter. Once you have gathered all of the letters, have a go at putting it together to make up someone well known in the world of sports!

Email your answer to FOQC.competitions@gmail.com to enter the prize draw. Prizes include a family swim at The Olympiad, a box of six Halloween cupcakes from Scrumptious Bakes and more.