EXPLORE the city by taking part in a free Halloween trail.

The event has been organised by Salisbury BID and the Salisbury branch of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) and starts on Monday (October 19).

Pumpkin posters have been hidden in shop windows as part of the Covid-safe Salisbury Pumpkin Hunt.

To take part download the trail map and entry form here or collect one from Salisbury Information Centre on Fish Row.

Trail-goers need to find the names of all 15 pumpkins and complete the entry form. Completed entry forms will be entered into a prize draw to win a £20 Salisbury Gift Card and a book from the Rocketship Bookshop. A winner will be chosen at random.

Salisbury BID said one of the aims of the trail is to get people moving around the whole of the city centre - exploring areas they may not usually go to and discover shops they may not have known about.

Jo Woodman, the volunteer branch coordinator of NCT Salisbury, said: “With very few events and activities taking place this year, we’re pleased to have teamed up with Salisbury BID to put on this safe and fun activity for children and families over the half term break.

“NCT is the UK's leading charity for parents. In these tricky times we are still committed to making sure parents feel connected and supported. Find us online to see how we are providing local antenatal courses, a reliable up-to-date website, local online parent groups and our free NCT infant feeding support line.”

The Salisbury Pumpkin Hunt is free, but people are asked to consider making a donation to the NCT charity if they enjoyed taking on the trail by visiting nct.org.uk.

People are also encouraged to post their trail photos on social media using the hashtag #SalisburyPumpkinHunt.

The trail runs until November 1.