THERE'S ghostly figures in the gardens and spooky fun at the station in York this Halloween.

Keen to boost York’s reputation as one of the most ghost-ridden cities around, the York BID (Business Improvement District) has added a couple of its own eerie exhibits - both of which are free.

The first is open until October 31 on the concourse at York Station.

What used to be a Cornish pasty shop has been transformed into a surreal Hansel and Gretel forest – complete with giant cobweb-covered lollipops and a gingerbread house.

The BID has again partnered with Event Prop Hire of Wetherby to create the surreal scenes. Last year, they teamed up to turn a couple of empty city centre shops into a Fantastic Fiction display, with windows dedicated to superheroes, Alice in Wonderland and The Jungle Book.

Carl Alsop, operations manager the York BID, said: “This year we've chosen Hansel and Gretel as our theme. And we've looked at the sinister side of the story because it ties in perfectly with Halloween.

“It’s an alternative way to get to the trains and the platforms. We're daring people to take the spooky route rather than just go down the concourse.

“See if you can get past the gingerbread house and the witch.”

Meanwhile in Museum Gardens you can now spot a few phantasms on your stroll through the popular city centre park.

Eerie, translucent 3D sculptures have emerged across the gardens.

There are ghostly monks and Vikings – and even a spectral squirrel - the challenge is to spot all ten.

• Ghosts In The Gardens until November 7, from 10.30am to 6pm.

• Through The Window is open until October 31, Sunday-Friday 8am-7pm, and Saturdays 8am to 4pm.