Epsom's Ashley Centre have announced a host of Halloween themed events as the spookiest night of the year fast approaches.

On Monday October 28 a bona fide "pumpkin carving maestro" will be in attendance and show kids of all ages how to carve spectacular and scary shapes out of the seasonal food.

On the following Tuesday and Wednesday (October 29-30) the centre will host some real scary beasts for kids to meet.

Creepy crawlies including snakes, lizards, spiders, scorpions and more will all descend on the centre in the days before Halloween.

Then on October 31st itself the centre said it would be encouraging eager Trick or Treaters to visit dressed in their spookiest garb for a special event.

"To finalise the spooktacular Halloween half term, on Thursday children are invited to come dressed as their favourite scariest creature, witches and wizards also accepted, collect the Halloween card and trick or treat the participating retailers.

"All these events will be held in The Ashley Centre from 10.30am until 4.30pm each day," a spokesperson said.