Sheffield is preparing to host one of the UK’s biggest Halloween carnivals later this month with the return of the popular Fright Night.

Up to 40,000 people will make their way to the city centre on Sunday 30 October 30 for the annual festival, which include a wide range of attractions from funfair rides, food stalls and a fancy dress catwalk to children’s activities, a scream tent and craft stalls.

There will also be live performances including an installation of Zombies and a Dance Macabre in collaboration with The Sheffield Youth Orchestra and Hype Dance, while Sheffield Theatres will stage a Sing-along-a-Rocky Horror Night in the Lyceum Theatre .

Representatives of three youth organisations have joined forces to run a stall that will offer support and advice to young people visiting the Halloween event.

Luke Clewes, of Sheffield Young Advisors, said: “We are setting up a stall at Fright Night run by young people for young people with representatives from Sheffield Young Advisors, Sheffield Youth Council and UK Youth Parliament.”

“We aim to achieve positive engagement with young people on the night as well as raising the profile of participation and volunteering opportunities in Sheffield.”

The Fright Night festival kicks off at 3.30pm and will continue until around 8.30pm when the city centre will come alive with a “mass promenade” of ghoulish fancy dress .