Tickets on sale for Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest 2017 and this is all you need to know

September 13, 2017
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Be afraid, be very afraid because tickets are now on sale for Shocktober Fest at Tulleys Farm – Europe’s largest scream park.

The Halloween event returns to the farm in Turners Hill on Saturday, September 30 for a preview night.

It will then be open on 23 various nights throughout the Halloween period until Saturday, November 4 when it culminates in a Finale Night with fireworks.

It’s the longest season ever for the spook festival, which has earned the title of the UK’s Best Scream Park for 2017 at the industry’s ScareCON SCaRs awards.

You never know who or what you might meet
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This freakish festival of ghosts and ghouls isn’t for the faint hearted – it’s 12A rated and children under 15 must be with an adult at all times.

Because the aim of Shocktober Fest is to scare the living daylights out of you.

If you’ve never been before and are wondering what all the fuss is about then brace yourself as we fill you in.

You might make some unusual new friends – or foe
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The theme this year is based on the fateful tale of a witch found in possession of outlawed Tarot cards.

As she met her flaming end she cursed the land forever – and every October the horrors awaken.

At the heart of Shocktober Fest are eight “haunts”.

They are walk-through experiences – or ride-on in the case of one – where actors take you through an interactive production where you will be fully immersed in the action as if your were in a live computer game.

There are special effects, scary surprises and a healthy splattering of comedy.

There are strange goings on at Tulleys Farm
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There’s no script so if you are brave enough to dare return, your experience won’t be the same.

This year there are two new haunts – Twisted Clowns and VIXI.

Famous faces have been spotted visiting in past years – Jonathan Ross is a regular and Sir Bob Geldof, Shane Richie, Ellie Goulding and Peter Andre have braved it.

Jonathan Ross is a regular visitor to Shocktober Fest
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There are more than just the haunts.

There will also be some very strange characters walking around the farm.

You might meet the Nurses, Hammer Horrors celebrities the Mummy and Frankenstein’s Monster, Clowns with Chainsaws, Mr Rotavator, Fire Breathers, Tia the Tarot Reader and The Usherettes.

Beware of the ghost and ghouls
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For an extra fee you can have a go on the Haunted Runaway Mine Cart simulator, experience the speed of the huge X-Hell-R8 ride and try your aim at Pumpkin Paintball.

There will also be two live music stages and food.

THE HAUNTS

Here is everything you need to know about this year’s eight haunts:

Twisted Clowns 3D – New

These demonic clowns with smeared make-up are no laughing matter
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Mr PanDEMONium and his infamous circus are coming to town. A demonic circus like no other, the band of freaks and showmen conceal their evil nature with sinisterly smeared on make-up and colourful costumes.

But your laughter will soon turn to screams as you realise their insidious intentions. If you venture far enough you may be permitted to see the evil in 3D.

You might remember PanDEMONium’s Carnival from last year – this attraction has had a complete overhaul so has a new layout and story for 2017.

The Hellements VIXI – New

Your eyesight will be taken as you walk through this horror maze
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You’ll walk among the shades and shadows in this horror maze, your senses challenged, your eyesight taken, your head shrouded, with only a rope for guidance.

In an all new story, the Ritual will take you on the darkest path yet.

Deep in the Netherworld, few survive. Will you join the realms of the inglorious dead and be doomed to endure the Hellements forever or will you make it out alive?

You might remember Hellements – The Ritual from last year – this attraction has also had a complete overhaul so has a new layout and story for 2017.

The Coven of 13 The Village

Just when you think it’s all over, more terror awaits
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Been here before and think you know what to expect from this haunt? Well, just when you think it’s over, more terror awaits on what is a longer experience this year.

The curse of Alice Hemlock is one told by few. A damned soul drowned and buried for witchcraft, her 12 sisters vowed to avenge her unjust death.

It’s said they sold their souls so her evil spirit could return to them and, in doing so, cursed the land.

The coven of twelve has often been the darkest, but when joined by their thirteenth sister they are unstoppable.

The Horrorwood Hayride

All aboard for the ride of your life
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Dare you explore the abandoned Horrorwood Film Studios on the back of a tractor trailer?

Back in the golden age of cinema, the Horrorwood studios were booming and bursting with life. Now old Horrorwood is bursting with death.

After the terrible incident with the actor who played The Woodsman, the studio was forced to close and the movie sets remained abandoned.

Actors lost their jobs but worst of all, they lost their minds.

And now they act out scenes of their glory days on the old set.

The Colony

You’ve no right to be here, so watch out
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The apocalypse has been and gone. Disaster has won. Survival of the most violent has remained.

Fearing nothing but themselves, they join together in a tribe of self-preservation. Only they know the suffering they endured to be here, where brute strength is useless against ruthless violence and where humanity has vanished.

They’ve earned the right to exist in The Colony. You haven’t.

The Chop Shop

Who’s in for the chop?
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Billy-Bob, Billy-Joe and Billy-Ray may seem like three innocent brothers trying to run a family business, but they have a disturbing dark secret.

Those chainsaws aren’t just for chopping car parts.

The Cellar

What lurks in The Cellar?
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Once an old farm house, The Cellar was due for renovation, until the developers went inexplicably missing.

Others went to look for them, but they too disappeared without a trace.

Strange cries can still be heard from within the building and it’s said it’s now inhabited by feral and ferocious mutant creatures which stalk and terrify all that dare step into their lair.

Witnesses have reported that this colony of creatures is now larger than ever, and there is another strange and venomous creature that resides with them.

The Creepy Cottage

This is no cosy cottage
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Throughout the years, the Haunted House has seen a lot of comings and goings and some say many of its previous inhabitants have stuck around, unable to pass over.

That doesn’t mean to say the long standing tenants aren’t friendly. They’d like you to stay. Stay for a very long time.

The spooks in here believe in a traditional welcome and will show you all around the house – even the winding corridors where the lights don’t work, and the rooms where the floor boards have been eaten away by creepy crawlies.

There are a lot of long since passed family members hanging around in there too – you should be prepared for shocks and scares designed to bemuse and bewilder you.

FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

On Saturday, November 4, the fun will come to an end with fireworks set to music from 7pm.

TULLEYS PUMPKIN SPOOK FEST

Younger children aged from six to 13 can enjoy the fun of Halloween without too much fear during this daytime event.

There will be the new Terror Trail and Twisted Fun House as well as The Horrid Hayride and The Creepy Cottage.

There are activities and attractions in the Pumpkin Patch, you can find your way around the Spooky Trail, take part in the Spook Hunt and join Hilda Hopscotch and Wilfred Wagglewand for spooky stories and more.

Plus there are puppet shows, rides, games, characters wandering around and food and drink.

It’s open on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 and daily from Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29.

Tickets are priced from £8 to £16 for individuals or £40 to £67 for families.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Where is it?

Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 4PE

When is it?

Shocktober Fest opens with a preview night on Saturday September 30 and then is open from Friday, October 6 to Saturday, October 7, Thursday, October 12 to Sunday, October 15, Wednesday October 18 to Sunday, October 22, Tuesday, October 24 to Tuesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 2 to Saturday, November 4.

What are the opening times?

The park opens either at 5pm or 6pm and closes at midnight.

How much are tickets?

There are various ticket types including entry to all haunts, fast track and VIP unlimited haunts, as well as tickets for those who don’t want to go into the haunts. But regular XScream Tickets for all haunts range from £24 to £40 for individuals.

Where can I buy tickets from and find out more?

You can visit www.halloweenattractions.co.uk

What’s the phone number in case I want to call?

01343 718472

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