Pumpkins, creepy crawlies and play dough monsters were among the ghoulish delights on offer to youngsters at a St Bees holiday club.

Children aged between 4 and 11 enjoyed a range of Halloween themed events in St Bees School over half term.

The activities were organised by Ann Stott, commercial manager at the school. It follows the successful Summerfest programme held in August.

Demi McDowell, marketing executive, said: "She's done a really good job. It's our first Autumnfest. It's only going to get better and better.

"The kids have loved it. Some of them were at Summerfest. They've had a brilliant week and have all played nicely together."

A visit from Bugs n Stuff gave youngsters the opportunity to get up close with creatures of the insect, amphibian and reptile world.

Officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary also brought their sniffer dogs along for a "really exciting" search demonstration.

Children also enjoyed monster making, pumpkin carving, face painting and bushcraft activities. The programme of events culminated with a Halloween fancy dress party.

St Bees School officially re-opened to a small group of Year Seven students in September after its shock closure three years ago. There are already plans to welcome more students in the next academic year.

An open evening is due to be held between 10am and 12pm on November 24. For more information, contact the school on 01946 828000.