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The Evening Happenings.....
October 24th to 31st 2019 - Latest entry 7.30pm (we close 8.45pm)
We are open all day from 10am and there are Halloween scenes around the gardens all day, also a trail hunt for themed miniature characters (daylight only).
However, the full spooky Halloween theme starts to come alive from dusk (late afternoon) - see below under FAQs for times......
THE SPOOKY MAZE - Redesigned for 2019
After dark, can you find your way through our outdoor Halloween maze and see what you will encounter - redesigned for 2019, so you might take a wrong turn!
Open in the evening
SPOOKILLUMINATIONS, SOUND, FIRE & LIGHTING EFFECTS
Creating an amazing spooky atmosphere after dark
WORKSHOP OF HORRORS TOUR
This spoof tour is the spooky highlight of our Halloween experience. You go behind the scenes, on an eerie tour by lantern light, through the woods and past 'abandoned' haunted workshops. Hang around for a chilling ghost story! Regular tours start after dark and lasts about 20 minutes. Please see FAQS below!
HAUNTED HOUSE 4D
Our 4D theatre takes you on a 3D journey through an eerie haunted house with bone-rattling and spine-tingling special effects, showing evenings.
FAQs & Tips
What are the ticket prices?
Our regular admission prices apply - SEE HERE for full details. Except: no additional charge for 'Haunted House 4D' film showing evenings, 24th to 31st Oct
What time do the evening activities (24th to 31st) start or open?
|Oct 24th to 26th||Oct 27th to 31st (after clocks change)|
|Haunted House 4D (frequent shows)||From 5.30pm||From 4.30pm|
|Spooky Maze||From 6.00pm||From 5.00pm|
|Spookilluminations||From 6.00 to 8.30pm||From 5.00 to 8.30pm|
|Workshop Horror Tours (frequent tours)||From 6.30pm||From 5.30pm|
|Fire effects||From 6.30pm||From 5.30pm|
Latest entry to the park is 7.30pm, we close by 8.45pm
To include all activities please allow at least 1.5 hours
Do we need to book in advance?
No, advance bookings are not taken.
HOWEVER, The Tour and 4D Haunted House show are timed visits, allocated on arrival, Spaces can be booked on site any time from 5.00pm 24th to 26th, from 4.00pm 27th to 31st .
Best time to visit?
Many people arrive late afternoon - this is good if you want to experience day and night (we always recommend seeing the gardens in daylight to fully experience the Model Village itself and some of the miniature characters will only be visible in daylight). Or use our free return - see below
The best Halloween experience is after dark. To avoid missing some of the effects ensure you allow time to stay until after dark - before the clocks change it doesn't get fully dark until 6.30pm, after the clocks change it's 5.30pm See below for details of our free return to visit day and evening
Don't be put off by the autumn weather - damp/misty evenings are quieter and much more eerie!
Can we visit day and evening - FREE RETURN?
Yes, you can use our free return photo-pass. Keep your admission receipt and, before you leave, validate it in the gift shop to get a photo-pass. This enables everyone in the photo to return once, for free, later the same day or within 7 days. Important - you will not be able to return for free without the photo-pass - if you are unsure you will use it, get one just in case to avoid disappointment. It only takes half a minute in the shop.
How scary is it?
Our Halloween event is largely aimed at families, offering a light-hearted Halloween experience with spoof-horror displays and themes. It’s not a scare-fest, but there will be some miniature mild horror/gore scenes on display all day around the gardens. The after-dark lighting and sound effects, along with the workshop tour, create a wonderful Halloween atmosphere that even the adults enjoy. .
The workshop of horrors tour, though optional, is one of the highlights of our Halloween event and the most spooky part, offering a fun but dark and eerie experience. It may be unsuitable for some very young children (under about 4/5 years).
NOTE: The tour is along dimly lit uneven paths and through workshops unsuitable for double pushchairs. Sturdy footwear is essential. Access to the tour may be possible for wheelchairs and small mobility scooters, but there are steep hills entering & leaving the gardens, please see 'Accessibility' for general information about access
Haunted House 4D - uses darkness, some seat movement, 3D mild horror effects, ghosts and creepy crawlies and may be unsuitable for some very young children under about 6/7 years. Due to seat movement and flashing lights it may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions. For more details SEE HERE
Can we get something to eat?
Gulliver's tearoom serves light bites during the afternoon - such as sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes, pizza slices, cakes, snacks, hot & cold drinks. Tearoom open 10.00am to 7.00pm (food served 11.30-5.00)