Zombie_crawl-4962Friday 31st October saw over 600 people take to the streets of Newquay to help run the Zombies out of town as part of Newquay Business Improvement Districts Zombie Crawl.

Aimed at children aged 5-16yrs the Newquay BID invited families to the Cribbar on Gover Lane where they played a whole host of tang-tastic party games and got the chance to have their face’s painted by Little Rainbow face painting and the Heart FM Angels who flew into Newquay just in time for the fun and games.

The highlight of the event was without a doubt a visit from the famous Titan the Robot! Arriving at Central Square Titan presented the winners of the “Design a friend for Titan” competition with their prizes. The proud winners were Louis Pern aged 5 who won with his design of the lovely Telsie, Rory Lydon aged 7 who designed (and made) a fantastic friend for Titan and Verity Phillips aged 8 who designed the robot dog Blade. The prizes presented to the winners we’re four tickets to the Lighthouse Cinema, a family pass to Newquay Zoo and a family pass to the Blue Reef Aquarium which we’re all kindly donated by the businesses in question. Titan then completed the crawl at the Hotel Victoria where he wowed the crowds of witches, zombies and demons with a fantastic Robot show.

October half term was undoubtedly busier with family events and workshops taking place throughout the week as part of the Newquay BID’s Love Newquay Week. The foot fall counter positioned in Bank Street over Poundland calculated a 41% increase on October half term last year and the 31st saw a 47% increase.

Alice Beard, Marketing and Events Co-ordinator commented: “We couldn’t have asked for better growth this year! Last year we calculated 100-200 people in the parade however this year we have estimated a 300% increase plus even more at the Titan show at Central Square. Having Titan perform was most definitely an added bonus and brought an unanticipated increase to the event. These events are key to bringing in extra foot fall into town during quieter times of the year so knowing that this event in particular is continuously growing is such a positive sign for the BID.

Alice continues: “The BID would also like to give a big thank you to all of those who came and took part in the event plus all of the businesses who helped to make it happen. In particular the Cribbar and The Hotel Victoria for providing us with venues for the start and end of the parade, Mackerel Sky Events and Coast 2 Coast Security for ensuring the parade ran as smoothly as possible and also thanks to all those businesses in the town that came out in support of the Zombie Crawl”.

The next big event hosted by the Newquay BID in partnership with the Newquay Town Council will be Newquay’s Festive Festival, Light Switch on and Lantern Parade Friday 28th to Sunday 30th November. For more information about events hosted by Newquay BID please email alice.beard@newquaybid.co.uk, call 01637 498599 or visit www.newquaybid.co.uk/events.

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