Preview: The best scarefests 2019

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With summer on its way out it’s time for us to look forward to Halloween and the very best events you should be going to this year. As always the theme parks are leading the way for terrifying times this Halloween and we’re previewing the ones you should be checking out!

Thorpe Park Fright Nights


The ultimate Halloween theme park experience. Nothing else quite comes close to Thorpe Park at Halloween. This year it gets darker and even more twisted as you’d expect from the UK’s premier award-winning Halloween event with brand new live-action mazes and experiences, including Creek Freak Massacre. Plus look forward to the ‘The Feared Five’ – Stealth, SAW – The Ride, THE SWARM, Nemesis Inferno and Colossus – ready to ramp up the fear factor and take on a more sinister form than ever as you heartline roll, corkscrew and beyond vertical drop into the Halloween season, all in the dark of the night!

Thorpe Park Fright Nights runs between 28the September – 3rd November. For more information visit www.thorpepark.com. View the full calendar HERE. Why not make it into a short break and stay at the Thorpe Park Hotel.

Alton Towers Scarefest

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No stranger to Alton Towers, this is one of our favourite times of year to go! With enough spooks, frights and thrills for everyone, the unmissable event takes place on selected dates when the Resort becomes home to Halloween. Open until late dare you take on the Resort’s world-class thrill rides and attractions in the dark including Wicker Man and the Alton Towers Dungeon? For those in search of spine-tingling terror, you’ll need your wits about you when you enter the park’s terrifying scare mazes, but if you’re after a tamer experience they also have family entertainment throughout at the Halloween Spooktacular.

Scarefest runs during October and November on selected dates. View the full calendar HERE.

Twinlakes Xtreme Scream Park

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From Friday 27 September, throughout October, family friendly Twinlakes in Melton Mowbray becomes adult only for the evenings as they prepare to scare you silly. Having won awards for their terrifying antics, Xtreme Scream looks set to be scarier than ever this year. Your evening of entertainment to DIE for will include 5 haunted houses (including the return of the Pie Factory), awesome new animatronics, Rocky Circus big top, entertainments, bars and more.

Gaining more and more recognition as one of the UK’s best Halloween attractions, don’t miss the mazes on your doorstep. Full dates and info available HERE.

Drayton Manor Park More Trick Than Treat

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If you’re looking for a more family affair and less blood curdling screams then make sure you head over to Drayton Manor Park. Their More Trick Than Treat event is taking place from 19 – 31 October and will involve plenty of fun for all ages. Plus, make the most of over 100 rides and attractions. From experiencing the mind-bending Haunting, to visiting our 13-foot anaconda in the reptile house and taking a spin on James and the Red Balloon, there is something for the whole family. If you’re looking for one to introduce the kids to scary theme park fun, then this is the one to go for!

Full information and tickets are available HERE.