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Spooky Welly Walk FAQs

What is the Spooky Welly Walk?
The Spooky Welly Walk is Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation’s largest and most popular event. It is a Halloween-themed family walk, with over 20 different trick or treat stations along the way.

What are the dates of the Spooky Welly Walk?
Saturday 19th October, Sefton Park in Liverpool and Saturday 26th October, Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham.

What time does the walk start?
The event opens at 11am in Liverpool and 12pm in Birmingham, with hourly time slots available. We highly recommend you book tickets in advance to guarantee your chosen time slot. You can book on the day itself. However, you may have to wait for an available time slot.

You can arrive any time within your allocated time slot. We recommend that you allocate a minimum 2 hours to complete the walk as there are many activity stations along the way. Please note, your time slot is non-transferrable on the day.

How much is it?
Early bird registration is only £4 for adults and children. Limited tickets will be available on the day for £5. Children under 2 attend for free.

Do adults need to buy tickets?
Yes, all adults and children must have tickets for this event. All money raised from ticket sales will go towards vital lung cancer research and helping people living with lung cancer.

What does my ticket include?
There are over 20 activity stations along the route, the majority of which are included in your ticket price. See all this year’s activities in Liverpool and Birmingham.

Can I bring more people on the day?
Of course – the more the merrier! If you want to bring more friends and family along on the day who have not yet registered, we will have a registration tent set up at the start of the route where they can register for the walk and receive their wristbands. Please note, once the allocated on the day tickets have sold out, we will not be able to issue anymore due to health and safety so it’s best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

What do I do on the day if I have already bought tickets?
Simply show your email confirmation at the e-ticket hut at the start of the walk to collect your event wristbands. They will have a record of your booking on the guest list.

When does the early bird price finish?
Early bird ticket prices (£4) will stop on the Thursday before the event. Any bookings after this point will have to be made on the day.

I can no longer make the event. Can I have a refund on my ticket?
Tickets for the Spooky Welly Walk are non-refundable. All money raised from ticket sales goes towards vital lung cancer research and helping families and patients living with lung cancer.

How much sponsorship do I need to raise?
There is no set amount of sponsorship to raise for this walk, but if you raise £50 or more, you will receive a Golden Ticket which can be used on one of the paid activities.

What should I wear?
The Spooky Welly Walk is Halloween themed, so parents and children put your scariest costume on! And of course, do not forget your wellies!

Please be aware that this event is outdoor only. We advise that you check the weather and dress appropriately.

How much money will I need on the day?
Tickets bought on the day will cost £5 per person. There are around 20 different trick or treat stations. The majority of activities are included in your ticket price but there are also some paid activities starting from 50p. See all this year’s activities in Liverpool and Birmingham.

You can pay for event tickets by card tickets but all other activity stations are cash only. Please note, there are no cash machines in either park so please bring cash with you.

Can I pay by card?
You are able to pay by card to buy your tickets, but all other activity stations are cash only.

Where do I park?
There is no designated car park for the events.

Free parking is available all around Sefton Park in Liverpool.

There is limited free parking around the perimeters of Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham, including Holders Lane, Edgbaston Cricket Club and Calthorpe Park. Parking is not permitted on Russell Road, Salisbury Road and Willows Road (residential parking only). There is also paid parking spaces at MAC Birmingham, near the entrance to the route, and Russell Road East car park.

Please remember not to leave any valuables in your car.

Are there any age restrictions for the walk?
There are no age restrictions for the walk. However, most of the activities will be aimed at children age 8 and under. Some of the activities may not be suitable for the younger children. Click here to see all this year’s activities.

Will there be anywhere to eat?
The Oasis Café in Sefton Park and The MAC Birmingham Cafe and The Garden Tea Room in Cannon Hill Park will be serving both serve hot and cold food.  There will also be a catering van on route with food and drink to purchase.

Can I bring a picnic?
Of course! There is no dedicated picnic area, but there are benches in the park and plenty of places for you to bring a picnic blanket and rest your feet.

Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are allowed in the park (and even dress up for the event too!). We just ask that all dogs are kept on a lead for the duration of the event.

Will there be toilet/baby changing facilities in the park?
There are toilets close to the start and finish and also at Oasis Café, where there is also a baby changing unit at the Liverpool event.

There are toilet facilities at MAC Birmingham, Garden Tea Room & public toilets near Russell Road entrance. We would suggest utilizing the MAC Birmingham bathroom for toilet changing facilities.  

What is your lost child procedure?
The Spooky Welly Walk is a family-friendly site and we do our best to keep it safe. However, we must be clear that all children remain the responsibility of their parents/carers/guardians. The event can get very busy, so please keep an eye on your little ones.

If you do lose sight of your child, please tell the nearest member of staff on an activity station. They are all trained in the lost child procedure and will be able to help you from that point.

What if I lose something during the event?
All lost property will be kept at the station closest to where it was found. Please do keep all your belongings close to you- the organisers cannot be responsible for your belongings.

If you ask any member of staff about your lost property, they will be able to radio all activity stations to see if anything has been handed in. You can also leave your details with staff on the information desk (located at Registration).

All lost property will be taken back to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation head office after the event. If you realise you are missing something after the event, please email events@roycastle.org and one of the team will be in touch.

Will there be first aid support at the event?
St Johns Ambulance will be at the event in case of any emergencies. If you are in need of first aid, please tell any steward or volunteer at any activity station who will get in touch with St Johns Ambulance. They will come over to you.

I would like to volunteer at the Spooky Welly Walk. how can I be involved?
Brilliant news! The Spooky Welly Walk is a fun-filled day for all involved. To find out more about volunteering opportunities please email events@roycastle.org   

How can I be involved with sponsoring the event/having an activity station at the Spooky Welly Walk?
Please email events@roycastle.org with information about how you would like to be involved and one of the team will be in touch

What are the best public transport links to use to arrive at the Spooky Welly Walk?
The easiest transport links to Sefton Park are:

  • The 75 bus from Liverpool One to Ullet Road, which runs approx. every 10 minutes.
  • The 80, 80A and 60 buses all run to Ullet Road between every 15-20 minutes.
  • Additionally, St Michael’s Train Station is approx. 1 mile from the park. This would then entail a short walk across Aigburth Road and up Lark Lane.

The easiest transport links to Cannon Hill Park are:

  • The No. 1 bus from Five Ways, Edgbaston, Moseley, Springfield, Hall Green and Acocks Green. Stops right outside the park pedestrian entrance on Edgbaston Road.
  • The No. 35,45,47,61 & 63 from City Centre all stop 5 min walk from the park. For times of the Birmingham services, go to nxwm.co.uk

Will the Spooky Welly Walk take place if it is raining?
The Spooky Welly Walk will take place whatever the weather! Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather and don’t forget your wellies!

What does my child receive for completing the Spooky Welly Walk?
All children who complete the Spooky Welly Walk will receive a medal from Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Where can I share my photos on Social Media?
Make sure you take lots of photos at the Spooky Welly Walk- we love to see all the little monsters taking over the parks! You can use the hashtag #spookywellywalk or tag our social media pages

And don’t forget to click attending on our Spooky Welly Walk Facebook event page to find out about exclusive updates and competitions!

Is the route pram/wheelchair accessible?
The majority of the Spooky Welly Walk route is kept to the paths inside the park. A few of the activities may be slightly off the path as the gazebos must be set up on the grass. If you have any further enquiries about accessibility, please call Team Spooky on 0333 323 7200.

How can I contact a member of the Spooky Welly Walk Team?
Team Spooky can be contacted via email on events@roycastle.org or phone 0333 323 7200.