Spooky Welly Walk 2018 FAQs

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

What are the dates of the Spooky Welly Walk?
Saturday 20th October, Sefton Park, Liverpool
Saturday 27th October, Sherdley Park, St Helens

What time does the walk start?
There is no official start time for the Spooky Welly Walk. We highly recommend you book tickets in advance, although you can book on the day itself. These are in split into a morning timeslot of 11:00am – 1:45pm and an afternoon timeslot of 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

You can arrive any time within your allocated timeslot, but please be aware there are many activity stations - we recommend that you allocate a minimum of 2hrs to complete the walk. Unfortunately, your timeslot is non-transferrable on the day.

How much is it to register?
Early bird registration is registration is only £4 per adult and £4 per child, with a small charge from out ticketing provider.

Children under 2 attend for free
Registration on the day is £5 per adult and £5 per child
Children under 2 attend for free

How do I register?
Register online at www.roycastle.org/spooky

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 families and patients living with lung cancer

What does my ticket include?
Please take a look at the event map www.roycastle.org/spooky to see what activities are included in your ticket price. All money raised at this event will go towards helping families and patients living with lung cancer- the UK’s biggest cancer killer

Can I attend the event if I’m Under 16 or on my own?
Under 16’s are not permitted entry to the event without a parent, guardian or individual over 16 and will be refused entry.

Individuals without a child are not permitted entry to the event and will be refused entry. This is part of our child safe guarding policy.

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

What do I do on the day if I have already registered?
Simply present your E-Ticket confirmation email at the E-Ticket hut at the start of the walk and collect your event wristbands

What if I forget or can’t find my E Ticket?
Come along to the E Ticket hut and tell one of our volunteers the name that the tickets were booked in. They will have a record of your booking on the guest list

When does the early bird price finish?
Early bird ticket prices (£4 plus admin fee) will stop at midnight on the Thursday before each 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?
Unfortunately, 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 here is an idea of what your sponsorship money could be used for-

  • £35 could fund one hour of lung cancer research
  • £60 could pay for a day of training for a lung cancer nurse
  • £175 could provide a grant for patients in need

Simply raise £50 and make your pumpkin light, shining brightly in support of all those affected by lung cancer. As a reward, when you arrive at the event your little monster will receive a golden ticket to access a paid activity of their choice for free, as well as a chocolatey treat courtesy of Hotel Chocolat to enjoy.

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!

How much money will I need on the day?
Registration on the day will cost £5. There are over 20 different trick or treat stations that are a mixture of free and paid for activities. Prices do vary between the different activities; the prices for these can all be viewed on the maps at www.roycastle.org/spooky.
Please note that there are no cash machines in either park, so please bring cash with you.
There will be an option to pay by card during registration but all other activity stations are cash only

Can I pay by card?
You are able to pay by card at the registration tent but all other activity station are cash only. Please note that there are no cash machines in either park

Where do I park?
There is no designated car park for the events. We suggest you park in the roads in the areas around the park. Please do not park on any grass areas at either of the parks. 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 7 and under. Some of the activities may not be suitable for the younger children. You can see a full list of activities at www.roycastle.org/spooky

Will there be anywhere to eat?
This year there will be food vans along the route. There will also be treats such as candyfloss to buy along the route as well as food available in the Oasis Café in Sefton Park

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?
In Sherdley Park there will be porta-loos situated at the half-way point of the route, there will also be a hut with baby changing and breast feeding facilities.

In Sefton Park there will be porta-loos situated at different points throughout the route. There will be also be toilets, baby changing and breast feeding facilities in the Oasis Café (the mid-point of the route).

Please take a look at the maps www.roycastle.org/spooky to see where these facilities will be located

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 inside the registration tent).
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- meaning there would be a short walk across Aigburth Road and up Lark Lane.

The easiest transport links to Sherdley Park are:
Lea Green train station is situated across the road from Sherdley Park and is approximately a 5 minute walk.
To find out more bus/train routes please check www.merseytravel.gov.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- 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’s mascot, Samantha the Panther

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:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/roycastlelungcancer

Charity Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/roycastlelungcancer/

Spooky Welly Walk Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/spookywellywalk/

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 both Spooky Welly Walk routes are kept to the paths inside the park. A few of the activities, for example Watermill Wolves 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, events@roycastle.org or via phone 0333 323 7200

Please do not leave any personal belongings or valuables anywhere at the event or in your car, if you have driven and parked to attend the event.


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