This Halloween season Scare Kingdom Scream Park returns, totally re-imagined, with a fear-filled slate of attractions and experiences for fearless families, thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies and courageous kids.
2013 will be the fifth year of operation for the Lancashire ‘scream park’, which entertains thousands of guests every year and also hosts the world’s first overnight fright-filled camping experience, Horror Camp LIVE!, during the summer months.
Since 2009 the event has been such a success that plans to offer scare entertainment events throughout the rest of the year are also in development, including a twisted Easter and devilish Christmas offering from 2014.
In partnership with AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment, who produce all creative content for the venue, Mrs Dowson’s based at Hawkshaw Farm have enjoyed significant success with scare entertainment, and it’s part of their long term diversification plans for the farm.
Farm owner Amanda Dowson said “we have been amazed at the distance people have travelled to visit Scare Kingdom. Last year we even had visitors from Germany and Australia who had flown specifically to experience the park! It’s a testament to the diversification of the farm into a scream park each October, to have grown so significantly over just five years”.
The North West’s top Halloween destination, voted UK’s Number One Scream Park in 2011, offers guests a unique and seriously twisted journey combining live scareactors, special effects and heart-pumping thrills, across six all-new scare attractions and experiences.
In 2013 park guests will get banged up in The Oubliette, where LuciFEAR’s Heraldemons offer a personal welcome to the park, Scare Kingdom style! Get lost in a disorientating corn harvest, filled with the revenants of yesteryear in Neverdead Scare Zone. Enter the cyber-dump of Apocalyptica, where Cyclops, the psychotic computer mainframe has taken control of the human species in Cyberscream LIVE. Take part in a ill-judged parapsychological investigation at Manormortis – a living, breathing house which consumes all who enter. Freak out with the carnivorous carnies at the scariest travelling show on earth in Cannibal CarnEVIL, and brave Psychomanteum (additional charge), a personal sensory-deprived scare experience set in a seriously twisted correctional facility, alone…
Mark Lofthouse, Director of Imagineering for AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment, who creatively produce the park said “everything is new for the 2013 season in terms of our marketing styles, attractions and branding, and we are creating more attractions than ever before, including one which guests must endure totally alone! We have spent months thinking out of the ‘coffin’ to fear-infuse both Horror Camp LIVE! and Scare Kingdom Scream Park, plus we will be engaging more local talent than ever before to bring the park to life in October and November.”
Guests to the park this year will also meet Dead Dick, a ‘Shake-scare-ean’ King ‘recently exhumed from his grave beneath the car park’ by grave robbers Willy Pickett & Peggy Pockitt, two wondering interactive street characters. Following their visit, guests can recover in the licensed Psycho Bar, and get be-headed for a sick souvenir framed photograph or photo key-ring so they will never forget their visit.
Scare Kingdom Scream Park is located at Hawkshaw Farm Park, the home of Mrs. Dowson’s Ice Cream, minutes from the M6 junction 31 on the A59 near Preston and Blackburn in Lancashire, UK. It is open on selected nights between October 5th and November 9th 2013 inclusive. Advance booking essential.
Have you got the GUTS for it?
THE OUBLIETTE – BANGED UP!
Get banged up inside The Oubliette, a twisted trap designed by the nightmarish mind of LuciFEAR, for a Scare Kingdom style welcome to the park. Step cautiously into the gloomy darkness as the hungry Heraldemons get up close and personal.
NEVERDEAD SCARE ZONE – Return of the Corn
Deep in the harvest the evil revenants of Scare Kingdom yesteryear have been resurrected…
Explore the snaking pathways through a labyrinthine cornfield where crazed clown Hugo Tingler, Voodoo Queen Delphine La Laurie, foul-mouthed hag Dybuk and LuciFEAR – The Angel of Hell, lie in wait.
CYBERSCREAM LIVE – …control …modify …DELETE
Face Sirius Horlock, the intimidating Man in Black, at the entrance to the warped wreckage of Apocalyptica, a fallen artificial cyber world where a rogue computer mainframe, has taken control of all human life forms on board.
In an attempt to establish the continuation of the human species beyond Earth’s finite lifespan, the computer has instigated a corrupt extra-terrestrial cyborg assimilation program, creating a dangerous hoard of synthetic half-borgs who now roam the gangways of Apocalyptica.
But a more ancient, alien presence, has come aboard, and has its own ideas for Earth…
MANORMORTIS – It’s a killer…
Forgotten for more than a century, the hellish heart of the ancient Devlin-Haxenghast mansion is beating once more.
Awoken from its slumber by world-renowned ghost hunter, Professor Octavius Highgate, and his team of foolhardy student parapsychologists, the carnivorous ‘domus mactabilis’ is feeding…
In an attempt to acquire scientific proof that ghosts exist, Highgate’s team from the International Institute for Paranormal Research are undertaking a dangerous scientific investigation in which YOU will take part. But one of the students is missing, lost in the cavernous labyrinth of rooms that seem to shift and change shape as if they have a mind of their own.
Follow in the footsteps of Highgate’s lost student and discover the secret of Manormortis – the house that should never have been built, and won’t stay dead.
CANNIBAL CARNEVIL – All the Fun of the SCARE!
Something wicked this way comes as Baltus Savage’s ‘Carnival of Shadows’ rolls into town. Freak out with the razor-toothed clowns and carnivorous carnies at the scariest travelling show on earth, they are dying to mEAT you.
Stroll along the macabre midway sideshows, tour the House of Living Wax, see the human wonders inside the Chamber of Freaks and venture into the lair of the great beast in the old Big Top.
Step this way, it’s sure to be a bloody banquet…
PSYCHOMANTEUM – SEE evil, HEAR evil, SPEAK evil …ALONE!
Since 1913, the Psychomanteum clinic has been purifying the depraved through a series of extreme aversion therapies under the guidance of Doctor Killian Goodkind.
Now, the clinic is throwing open its doors, and you are invited to climb from the depths of your own depravity to achieve a new ‘state of purity’ by making an appointment to undergo Goodkind’s treatments yourself.
Set inside an old Victorian correctional facility, in-patients will be diagnosed and committed for treatment in a ‘one on one’ sensory deprived scare experience that is guaranteed to leave them shocked and sickened.
Doctor Goodkind will see you now…
- You must be aged 18 or over to experience Psychomanteum.
- Psychomanteum entry is not included in the Scare Kingdom Park ticket, there is an additional charge of £3.50 per body.
- Psychomanteum is a personal experience and in-patients enter alone.
Scare Kingdom Scream Park guests can purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the Psycho Bar, where a live video feed from inside Psychomanteum can be viewed.
Take home a uniquely ‘sick’ souvenir from King Richard’s DIEning Table, where unlucky guests will literally become part of the King’s feast!
- Extra charges apply for instant photo key-rings and mounted photographs.
Come face to face with a band of creepy cohorts who roam the dark pathways of the Kingdom.
The ‘Shake-scare-ean’ King ‘recently exhumed from his grave beneath the car park’.
A Victorian street urchin, former grave digger and now grave robber will crack you up – literally! But don’t worry – he’s only pulling your leg, and your arm, and your foot, and your head. The Doctor will pay good money for fresh meat…
A plucky Victorian street wench who will sell anything – including herself! This former grave robber turned pickpocket is a venomous gold-digger with a quick tongue and a sharp wit.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Members of the press are invited to the Press Night on Friday, October 11th 2013, and should contact Katrina Marston on 0845 519 4271 to confirm attendance.
Scare Kingdom Scream Park will be open on 21 evenings between Saturday, October 5th and Saturday, November 9th inclusive.
TICKET PRICES & INFORMATION
Tickets are available via the website at http://www.scarekingdom.com or via Ticketweb on 08444 77 1000 from May 2012, and range from £14.00 – £17.50 per body per night. A discount per body is available by quoting ‘thirteen’.
Tickets, excluding discounts, can also be purchased on the door at the discretion of the park.
Scare Kingdom Scream Park is located at Hawkshaw Farm Park, Longsight Road, Clayton-le-Dale, Ribble Valley, Blackburn, Lancashire. BB2 7JA, United Kingdom. It is situated off the M6, on the A49, Preston to Clitheroe route, and on-site free parking is available.
You can contact Scare Kingdom Scream Park by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment on 0845 519 4271.