With Halloween taking place on the weekend, here are some of the different events in Stroud which you can go to.

From drag night to meals to movie night to parties and pumpkin trails, there is something for everyone over the next few days.

Friday 29 October

Uplands Spectacular Pumpkin Trail

Starting today, and continuing throughout this weekend, the Uplands Pumpkin trail will be raising funds for Uplands playgroup.

Both children and adults are encouraged to dress up spookily and enjoy the Halloween displays along the route.

To take part, email uplandsplaygroupcommittee@gmail.com and pay £2 into their PayPal account to get access to the map.

Royal T presents: Night of the living drag

Tonight there is a special Halloween night of drag at the Little Vic on Gloucester Street.

Drag artists are coming to town from across Gloucestershire to entertain and participants are urged to come in their best Halloween costume.

The doors will open at 7.30pm and the event is free.  

Saturday, October 30

Halloween at the Vic

There will be a Halloween themed party at Stroud’s Queen Vic where the organisers say they will be ‘digging out the spooky set.’

This party starts at 9pm.

Horsebox Halloween Party

If you fancy some dancing and DJ’s, then the Horsebox Halloween party on 20 Kendrick Street might be the place to be.

The party is on between 6-10.30 pm and entry costs £5.

There will also be an in-house cafe-bar and food prepared.

Georgian Tea room 3 course dinner

If you fancy a dinner instead, at the Georgian Tea room in Rowcroft there is a 3 Halloween 3 course dinner with a resident medium £39 all inclusive.

Please email stroudgeorgian@yahoo.com for further details or to book.

Miserden Halloween Pumpkin Hunt

The Miserden Pumpkin Hunt will take place at the Carpenters Arms pub marquee between 6.30pm and 9pm.

The trail maps are £1 and this includes a bag of treats.

Fancy dress is optional.

Pumpkin Carving and Halloween party at the Hog

At the Hog, Horsley, there will be a pumpkin carving session between 12 and 3pm.

Meanwhile, starting at 7pm, the Hog will have its Halloween party.

For both events, donations to a food bank is welcomed.

For the party, there will be a free buffet and the theme for the fancy dress is musicals.

The George Inn

Just outside Nailsworth in Newmarket, The George Inn will host its annual Halloween event starting at 8.30pm.

It will host live music from the rock band Super Creeps and there will be prizes for the best, worst and scariest dressed person.

Sunday, October 31

Golden Fleece Kids Halloween Party

At this event taking place on Sunday between 4pm and 6pm there will be arts & crafts, homemade pizzas & a spooky disco.

It is expected to last two hours and The Golden Fleece can be found in Nelson Road.

You can bring your own pumpkin for carving or join in making other Halloween creations.

Halloween Movie Night with Popcorn

At the Stroud Goddess temple, you will be able to watch Eddie Murphy’s 2003 film Haunted Mansion.

The film is rated PG and the event aims to be family friendly.

Donations of £5 per person would be appreciated and the event is in support of the Temple Project.

Pumpkins in the Park

Between 3pm and 6pm on Sunday afternoon, you can part in the annual pumpkin lantern trail.

Prizes are for Best primary entrant, Best 11 entrant and Best family entrant.

The winners will be announced & trail opens at 5.30pm

There will also be drop in shadow puppet making from 3pm until 5.30pm.

Trail closes at 6pm.

This is a free event, although donations in support of SVP and the Museum are appreciated.