Spooky fun goes down a storm at Platform

Spooky fun goes down a storm at Platform

Platform's haunted Halloween Pumpkin patch pulled in a crowd of excited Croydon children for plenty of spooky fun and games.

Dozens of youngsters turned up in fancy dress for the half-term event at the Halloween-themed events space on Ruskin Square. Project B organised scary fun with a zombie farmer and two stilt-walking scarecrows who were guarding the Halloween pumpkins.

Little Indie Gazeley, 5, of South Croydon has scarily good fun at Platform's Pumpkin Patch.

There was also face painting, and a children's caricaturist drawing fun portraits, plus hanging doughnut eating competitions, craft making and a fancy dress competition.

"It was really well organised and the kids had a great time," said mum Lorraine Raishbrook of South Croydon who was at Platform with four year old daughter Miah-Rose.

"A lot of work and thought had gone into the planning of the event and it was a great success."

Spooky farmers and scary scarecrows protected the Platform Pumpkin Patch.

Halloween themed food stallholders kept hungry local office workers happy with fantastic lunchtime dishes at the regular Thursday World Food Market on the Platform site.

Antonio Vinciguerra of Panzerotto Italian takeaway said: "We've had a very good day – everyone seemed to like our food and we were kept very busy."

Traditional hanging doughnut eating - Hamna Abukabar, 10,and Hugo Khan, 9, compete to see who can eat fastest!

The platform Ruskin Square events space is operated by developers Stanhope Schroder who are building luxury flats, and retail and leisure facilities on the site by East Croydon station. Throughout the year local marketing and event company White Label organise entertainment, like the Pumpkin Patch, and food markets at Platform for local residents.


Casey McMurrough, 5, and Ocean Currie, 5, scare our photographer at Platform's Halloween.