Sugar Skull Parade is bringing Spooktacular fun to Coopers Square this Halloween

Coopers Square is the place to be in Burton upon Trent this Halloween as the centre welcomes youngsters from across the region for a day of free family-filled fun.

From 11am to 3pm on Wednesday 31 October, visitors to the centre will be wowed with talented stilt walkers, themed entertainers and skaters who will be roaming the centre stirring up excitement and amazement in the first-ever Sugar Skull Parade at intervals during the day.

Talented artists will be on-hand with free face painting so that youngsters can be a part of the parade, and they’ll also be able to let their creative side run wild by helping to decorate SID the Giant Skull and make their own garlands to take home with them. For those that want to dress up ahead of trick or treating that evening, there will be a competition for the best dressed vampire, mummy, ghoul, goblin and more taking place every hour.

To top off a bumper day of fun, little ones can enjoy the special Sugar Skull Trail where if they find all the skulls dotted throughout the centre they’ll be rewarded with a sweet treat. Coopers Square Centre Manager, David Chadfield, said he was looking forward to seeing the centre full of spooky characters.

“We’re going to have a brilliant day of spine-chilling fun,” said David. “Halloween is always and extremely popular day in Burton upon Trent and we’re putting on an event that we know the entire family will love. This is the first time we’ve ever done a Sugar Skull Parade and the performers will really wow shoppers.

“The costume competition and the Sugar Skull Trail is the perfect way for youngsters to enjoy the fun of trick or treating and showing off their best costumes with plenty of treats to enjoy. It’s going to be a brilliant Halloween at Coopers Square and we all can’t wait to see the costumes and the parade!”

The free Halloween fun will be taking place in Coopers Square from 11am to 3pm on Wednesday 31 October. For more information about the event, including the times of the Sugar Skull Parade, along with the latest news from the centre, please visit