Haunted houses, live actors, thrilling special effects and sinister stories — are you brave enough for the Yorkshire Scare Grounds?
The Halloween attraction, in the aptly- named Hell Lane, Wakefield, is celebrating five years of thrills — and inviting you to take on its haunted houses and scare mazes this Halloween.
Bloody Mary, evil Witch Doctors, murderous escaped prisoners and zombie clowns lie in wait for visitors to terrorise.
Do you dare visit the Yorkshire Scare Grounds? Read on to find out what's in store...
(Warning — horror images)
Here's what plucky visitors can expect at this year's event:
- Darkwood 2 — Bloody Mary: A new evil has awoken in the once idyllic Darkwood woodland — Bloody Mary! If you're brave enough to cross Darkwood's threshold, prepare to be terrorised. And most importantly, don't say her name three times!
- Voodoo — Valley of Blood: Dark magic, curses and human sacrifice lurk in deep in the valley. Beware the Voodoo Queen, hellbent on finding fresh victims to taunt and torture.
- Exile — Survive the Night: The purge begins nightly at 6pm, when all crime — including murder — is made legal. Will you survive the night?
- Confinement — No Escape: Hell Lane Penitentiary holds some of the country's most dangerous criminals — only problem is, they've taken over! Now they're on a murderous campaign to bring down the prison system — do you dare spend a night in the cells?
- Jack's Sick and Twisted Zombie House — Clowns are freaky enough, but mix them with zombies and you've got a whole other ball game! Step inside the Zombarian Freak Show, where the Killer Clowns have become terrifying flesh eaters. Look out for Bloodthirsty BoBo and Jugular Jack!
- Jack's Big Top Giant Jumping Pillow: Finally, an attraction without any terror! Bounce away on on the Giant Jumping Pillow and get rid of some of that nervous energy.
Where is it?
The scream park is located Hell Lane, off Black Road, Wakefield (WF1 5SG), and runs October 16-November 1, 6pm-10pm, with different entry times available.
How much are tickets?
Tickets cost £18.95 - to book, visit the website.
Can anyone visit?
The Yorkshire Scare Grounds are not recommended for children under 12 and under-16s will only be admitted if they are accompanied by a responsible adult. The park is not recommended for pregnant women, people people with heart conditions, epilepsy, claustrophobia, asthmatic or those who are scared of things that go bump in the night.
What will I experience?
Disorienting and distracting sounds, lights, strobe lights, lasers, fog and smoke, motion, scent, wind, water, heat and other theatrical special effects. You may be required to bend, crouch, crawl, jump, dash and walk through parts of the Scare Grounds, sometimes over moving uneven or unstable flooring or ground. Some parts of the attraction are designed to move you, and you will interact with characters. At times, you will be in and move through very dark, pitch black and confined spaces.
What if I am genuinely too scared?
If at any point you find the horror too much, notify the nearest actor and you will be escorted back to the public area. Phew!
Can I stay with my friends?
Visitors will be divided into groups of 12 or less to tour the park — the maximum group size is 12 people, and groups are advised to stay together throughout the attraction.
What should I wear?
The park is outdoors, and visitors are asked to dress accordingly, as if they were going for a walk on an October evening. Flat shoes are recommended, as you will be walking outdoors on uneven surfaces through woodland, which may even be wet or muddy. Fancy dress is not allowed.
Can I bring alcohol?
Alcohol is not permitted and intoxicated visitors will be turned away for their own safety. Food and drink is available in the park's food court.