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Five Ways to Scare Yourself Silly this Halloween


With a spooky half term on the horizon Staffordshire is the perfect place for families who want a creepy night in a dark tower, a ride on a spine tingling ghost train or a scare listening to a chilling ghost story.

With plenty to do for young and old alike make the most of Halloween in Staffordshire this October.

Spooky goings-on at Alton Towers this Halloween!

Real thrill-seekers should head to Alton Towers for Scarefest this Halloween. Ride the dizzying hoops of the world’s first 14-loop rollercoaster, The Smiler, plus many more adrenaline pumping rides after dark.

Experience the new Scary Tales zone, enter The Sanctuary at your own risk to see ‘the Doctor’, explore Terror of the Towers and see if you survive to tell the tale and don’t forget to attempt the military restricted zone resided by the living dead.

This year Alton Towers is also offering ‘The Ultimate Sleepover’ packages including a night in one of the most haunted locations in the country.

All of this, plus plenty of spine-tingling spooks for young children, will be infesting the park with horror from 18th October to 2nd November, so don’t miss out!

Things will go bump in the night at the National Forest Adventure Farm this Halloween!

Prepare to give yourself the creeps at Screamfest at the National Forest Adventure Farm from 17th October to 1st November.

With four terrifying scares in one horrifying night, including a giant haunted maze, a vampire infested underground and paranormal tours, this isn’t for the fainthearted.

Recover from the main attractions with some ghostly grub, spooky street entertainers and an exploding pumpkin cannon to test your aim.

Witches, ghosts and ghouls will be taking over at Shugborough this Halloween!

On 31st October the mansion and servant’s quarters of the famous Shugborough estate will become a spooky haunted house with ghoulish goings-on.

Make sure you watch out for what lies around the next corner with unnerving bangs and chilling whispers to make your hairs stand on end and your blood run cold.

Brave visitors should take a trip around the Shugborough grounds and have a ‘wail’ of a time on the ghost train or even venture along the eerie pumpkin trail.

Get ready for a frightening but fun filled day out at Tamworth Castle between 27th October and 31st October.

Challenge the Castle hags to a trembling game of eyeball ping-pong, try not to get on the executioner’s bad side and solve the mystery to how the poor Castle butler drowned.

Make sure to wear your spookiest Halloween gear and take part in all of the creepy craft activities on your visit to the haunted Tamworth Castle!

Dare to ride the Ghost Train at Churnet Valley Railway on the evening of 25th October where you will enter the haunted tunnel and travel along the line with ghosts, ghouls and zombies.

Jumps and bumps throughout the journey will keep you on your toes and don’t forget to dress up in your most terrifying Halloween costume to give out a few of your own scares.

For more information please contact the Destination Staffordshire Press Office on 01743 234 224 or email
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