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 approx. 20 different trick or treat stations along the way.

What are the dates of the Spooky Welly Walk?
Saturday 23rdth October, Sefton Park in Liverpool.

What time does the walk start?
The event opens at 11am in Liverpool. Tickets will need to be booked in advance as there will be no tickets available to book on the day. You can book on the day itself via our website. 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?
Tickets cost £6 each for adults and children or you can get a family ticket (two adults, two children) for £20 with children under two going for free.

Do adults need to buy tickets?
Yes, all adults and children must have tickets for this event. All adults attending must come with a child, if you are meeting friends or family they must come to the registration point to meet you otherwise you will be denied entry.

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 20 activity stations along the route, the majority of which are included in your ticket price. These can be viewed on our welly walk map which will be released a couple of weeks before the event.

Can I bring more people on the day?
We must ensure each of our time slots do not exceed maximum capacity. Therefore tickets will not be available on the day and must be bought in advance.

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.

I can no longer make the event. Can I have a refund on my ticket?
Tickets for the Spooky Welly Walk are non-refundable unless the charity has to make the difficult decision to cancel. 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 your child raises £50 or more, you will receive a gift from us which includes a bespoke Spooky Welly Walk keyring, activity book and chocolate.

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?
The majority of activities are included in your ticket price but there are also some paid activities that only accept cash. Please note, there are no cash machines in either park so please bring cash with you.

Can I pay by card?
All paid 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. We do advise parking close to the entrance opposite the Liverpool Aigburth Hotel as this is the start point for the walk.

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.

Will there be anywhere to eat?
The Oasis Café in Sefton 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.

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

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.