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Jonathan Ross takes fright in Sussex Halloween Scream Park attraction

Press Release   •   Oct 27, 2013 11:37 GMT

Jonathan Ross is renowned for throwing his extravagant Halloween parties, but this weekend the popular TV chat show host was spotted at a different Halloween event, Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest near Crawley in West Sussex, which bills itself as the UK’s No.1 Halloween attraction.

Jonathan Ross was visiting the award winning Halloween scream park with his wife Jane Goldman, his daughters, son and friends.

Voted the UK’s best Halloween attraction for three consecutive years, a trip to Tulleys has become an annual delight for scare fans, the Ross family. “Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a trip to Tulleys Shocktober Fest.  It’s almost too much fun! I love it.” Said Jonathan. “The kids enjoy Halloween and so do we.  Every year we throw our own Halloween party and create our own spooky maze in our back garden but it’s not a touch on Tulleys”.

Jonathan and his family ventured boldly around the Tulleys Shocktober Fest Scream Park, holding on to each other for support.  Enjoying an early dose of Halloween fun with someone else to do the scaring, the family rode the popular Haunted Hayride through the farm’s mysterious woodland, immersed themselves in The Cellar, a terrifying haunted house full of undead and trod carefully through the new outdoor maize maze WoodShock, based on the zombie aftermath of the infamous rock festival.

Stocking up with a few Halloween costumes, props and trinkets before leaving for home, the smiles were wide for the Ross family.

Stuart Beare, the creator of Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest was delighted to welcome the Ross family back.  “It’s great to see Jonathan and the family here again.  They love Halloween and always appear to enjoy what the Tulleys Scream Park has to offer.  It tickled me how surprised some of our guests were when they spotted him though, their reactions topped that of some of the best scare faces I’ve seen!”

Other famous faces who have been spotted at the Tulleys Farm Halloween event include EastEnders star Shane Richie, reality TV star and pop sensation Peter Andre, dance group Diversity, rock legend Sir Bob Geldof and British Superbike Champion Tommy Hill.

Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest Scream Park is open until Saturday November 2 and tickets can still be purchased online at www.tulleyshalloween.co.uk.

 

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Further photos are available.

  1. Jonathan Ross take fright at some of the Tulleys Farm Halloween creatures. Photo courtesy of Stephen Candy.


Editor's Notes

Shocktober Fest Scream Park at Tulleys Farm

Shocktober Fest Scream Park at Tulleys Farm is an interactive and immersive Haunted Adventure with six main Haunts; the infamous Haunted Hayride, The Creepy Cottage, Hell-ements, Twisted Maze, The Cellar, and new for 2013, 'Woodshock ... Rottin since 69!' in the haunted cornfield. It has been named Halloween event of the year in the Halloween industry Screamie awards for the past three years running.

The Scream Park also incorporates three Food Courts, Street Theatre, and NEW for 2013 - the WoodShock live stage, Cirque de Shock, the Haunted Fun Fair (additional ride charges apply) and the After Shock (Red Cross) Bar.

This year Shocktober Fest runs for 17 nights between 10 October and 2 November.

Thurs 10 – Sat 12, Thurs 17 – Sun 20, then daily Thurs 24 October – Sat 2 November. Gates
open at 6.00pm (5.00pm on peak nights). The park closes at midnight.

Fireworks Festival Finale - Saturday 2nd November, the last night of Shocktober Fest, is also a spectacular Fireworks display choreographed to music, 7pm.

Online ticket prices range from £9.95 for the off-peak Street Pass which gives access to the street entertainment and live bands on the WoodShock stage to £32.95 for a peak night X-Scream pass for all six rides and attractions. For the best prices and to guarantee admission you are advised to buy tickets online in advance. Tickets on the gate are more expensive and may sell out on peak nights www.tulleyshalloween.co.uk.

Shocktober Fest in figures

17 nights, 6 haunted houses and rides, 30 acres of scares, 3 football pitches of undercover areas in case it rains, 80 scare actors and performers (33 zombies, 21 other assorted monsters, 19 clowns, 4 sexy nurses, 2 nuns, and a gin soaked ward matron!) 30 litres of fake blood, 50,000 visitors, 100 hours of screaming, 1 chainsaw

Spooktober Fest Halloween by Day Festival

Families with younger children have their own event the Spooktober by Day family Halloween
event at Tulleys Farm is open on the weekend of 19 & 20 October then daily from 26 October – 2 November.  Open from 10.30am – 4.30pm (live actors on the Horrid Hayride from 2pm). Activities for families and young children including; Horrid Hayride, creepy cottage, boo barn, pumpkin shy, giant slides and fancy dress parades. Admission for a family of 4 ranges from £42.95 to £54.95. Advance booking online is advised for discounted tickets and to guarantee admission.

Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 4PE, Tel 01342 718472, www.tulleyshalloween.co.uk.


For media enquiries and photographs contact: Kylee Charles, Tulleys Farm Press Officer, Tel: 07816 946633, Kylee@TulleysFarm.com

Each October Stuart Beare opens the UK’s biggest Halloween themed attraction the Shocktober Fest Scream Park at Tulleys Farm. Up to 5000 people a night attend the event which includes six different haunted attractions and rides plus many other Halloween themed shows and activities. It has been voted the UK’s No1 Halloween Attraction in the Screamie Awards for the past three years running.

This year the event runs for 17 nights between 10 October and 2 November. Ticket prices range from £9.95 for the off-peak Street Pass which gives access to the street  entertainment and live bands to £29.95 for a peak night X-scream pass for all six rides and attractions. Tickets should be booked online in advance online at www.TulleysHalloween.co.uk

Families with younger children have their own event the Spooktacular by Day family Halloween event at Tulleys Farm is open on the weekend of 19 & 20 October then daily from 26 October – 2 November.  Activities for families and young children including; Horrid hayride, creepy cottage, boo barn, pumpkin shy, giant slides and fancy dress parades. Admission for a family of 4 ranges from £42.95 to £54.95.

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