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'Monster Invasion’ – Monstrous Fun throughout Chelmsford City Centre

'Monster Invasion’ – Monstrous Fun throughout Chelmsford City Centre

To coincide with October half term and Halloween, Chelmsford For You in partnership with Chelmsford City Council are staging a ‘Monster Invasion’ throughout the city centre, running from Monday 18th until Sunday 31st October.

The centre piece of the fun will be giant monsters located at six key locations throughout the city centre to form a striking display designed to brighten up the Autumn streets, create some excitement and become a talking point for residents and visitors alike.

The ‘Monsters’ taking part can be seen at the following locations:

Monster Name                                           Monster’s Lair

Punkroctopus                                              The Meadows

Octoplasum                                                 Entertainer Outlet

Groaner                                                        Quadrant

Goofs                                                            High Chelmer

Tentacles                                                     Natwest

Chomper                                                      Bond Street/Wagamamas

It’s rumoured that the Monsters have arrived in Chelmsford looking for their friend the Essex Serpent, who has gone missing from the River Blackwater.

They know the Chelmer and Can Rivers flow into the Blackwater and wonder if the Serpent has stopped in the City!

But who are the Monsters? What do they look like? And how can you help them in their search for their friend?

Everyone is encouraged to go on a ‘Monster Hunt’ to find them all. Take a picture with your favourite monster or taking part in a one of the activities scheduled, Tag ChelmsfordForYou and add the #CFYMonsters on Instagram for the chance to WIN up to £250!

A location map will be available to help you hunt the Monsters…

There will also be many other fun and FREE activities during the half term break including Monster Peep Boards in city centre locations, a Monster bouncy castle, face painting, and a variety of monster inspired workshops and activities. To book these activities, see the link below:

Please all remember to look up and to take care when approaching!

Sara, from Chelmsford For You comments, ‘We did warn residents that something big was going to happen in the City Centre and it certainly has! We are delighted with the result – the creatures are great fun, real talking points and certainly liven up the centre as autumn sets in. Chelmsford has a growing reputation as a lively new city and this event proves the point!’

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