Sunday, 9 September 2012
Staffordshire’s Halloween Fright-fest!
For those who are serious about their scares, Alton Towers Resort’s 2012 ‘Scarefest’ from 13th - 14th and 19th - 31st October promises more high-octane horrors than ever, with rip-roaring rides, weird and wonderful costumed characters, blockbusting attractions, and amazing live shows – and the park will be open until 9:00pm!
New for this year is the ‘Zombies Scare Zone’, where an abandoned road becomes a post-apocalyptic nightmare that only the bravest of visitors will escape alive… From Friday 19th to Wednesday 31st October you can also visit the theme park for just £31.50 as an adult (12+) or for £25.20 as a child (4-11), upon presentation of the Staffordshire Enjoy Card. And kids under the age of 4 can enter free! Visit www.enjoystaffordshire.com/enjoycard for more information.
To keep little monkeys entertained all through October half term, Trentham Monkey Forest has a whole host of spooky entertainment! Entertainment includes terrifying treasure hunts, frightful face painting, and scary story-time all in 60 acres of woodland.
Have an evening of freaky fun with Halloween Hi-Jinx! at Consall Nature Park on Wednesday 31st October . With activities for all the family including apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, face painting and bone-chilling woodland walks, followed by a BBQ and toffee apples.
Prepare to be spooked at the Halloween Hands on Horror event at Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre, where kids can ‘drop in’ for pumpkin carving workshops and deadly delicious refreshments from 11am – 4pm on Wednesday 31st October.
Lower Drayton Farm’s annual ‘Fright Night’ will return this year on Saturday 3rd November from 3pm ‘til late, and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. A joint Halloween ‘Spooktacular’ and bonfire night celebration, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy!
Children will love the fairground rides, while older kids and the young-at-heart will relish the challenge of taking on the Maize Maze in the dark – dodging zombies and other spooky characters, all culminating with a magnificent fireworks display. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £5 for children and OAPs, with under 3s going free. Advance tickets available from www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk at reduced rates.
Experience the hidden history of Lichfield with its Gruesome and Ghostly Tours on the 23rd and 31st October - an evening to make your blood curdle and your spine tingle! Discover the deep, dark secrets of the city with a professional guide, followed by a visit to the local pub for a glass of mulled wine and a sausage roll.
Get set for some heritage horror at Weston Park on 28th October - board the Phantom Express or the Haunted Hayride for a one way train ride through the wild woods, then follow the Pumpkin Lantern Trail back to the house if you dare… A bewitching array of Halloween activities including children’s craft-making sessions and a devilish disco will keep everyone entertained and delicious sausage sizzlers and homemade pumpkin soup are on hand to feed the famished! Pre-booking is essential.
For information about all of these grisly goings-on visit www.enjoystaffordshire.com or the Enjoy Staffs Facebook fan page, or follow them on Twitter @enjoystaffs.