Monday morning down on the farm and it's not quite the usual site you'd expect to find. There's no Daisy the cow, nor her friends making their way to the top fields to munch on delicious, dewy pastures, oh no. What you will find is quite the opposite...
In October, those brave enough to venture 'down on the farm' will be met with the sound of blood curdling cries, screams of terror and flowing tears of fright. Certainly not the serene and rural location one would generally associate with a farm but more the location for a terrifying Scream Park. The UK's No.1 Halloween Scream Park perhaps...?
Winners of seven 'Screamie' Awards and the enviable accolade of the UK's No.1 Halloween event, Shocktober Fest at Tulleys Farm continues to get bigger and better every year. With 18 'fright nights' in October and November, each offers shocks, scares and thrills in abundance.
Six award winning haunts are in the midst of construction, guaranteed to take each visitor on a journey of pure terror. This morning, a steady stream of lorry's are arriving, carrying huge steel containers that will help to create the many sets used for the haunted houses. Shown in the photo is the start of the build for the WoodShock Live Music stage, a stage that will soon be playing host to legendary band 'The Animals & Friends', on the festivals' opening night on the 5th. Joining the line-up which includes The Troggs, Doctor and The Medics & The Lambrettas, the live music is an exciting addition to this year's festival flavour. In a few weeks it'll be the arrival of a fabulous circus top in the cornfield, ready to house 'Cirque de Shock', a shocking circus that will entertain with daredevil stunts, acrobatics and dangerous acts.
With the opening night just 12 days away now, the site is in the midst of transformation, ready to welcome hordes of excited families, friends, groups, clubs and terror enthusiasts. Now with many purchasing tickets in advance, making good use of the easy online booking facility, it's no surprise that some of the Scream Park passes have already sold out!
So the question is, we're getting ready for Shocktober Fest 2013, are you?