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What makes Shocktober Fest?

Press Release   •   Nov 01, 2013 12:40 GMT

Planning for Shocktober Fest begins very early on in the year for the scare team at Tulleys Farm.  Actors are sought and trained, the haunts are designed, meticulously planned and built, and the additional ways in which the team can look to thrill and excite begins to take shape.  But have you ever wondered just what is needed in order to make it all happen? To make the event really come alive? 

Have a read of these freaky facts below, as they are sure to blow any scare enthusiast mind...

30 acres of farm land
3 football sized pitches of undercover areas
6 haunted houses and rides
1 thrilling funfair
1 After Shock Cocktail Bar
1 incredible WoodShock LIVE music stage
18 live bands
1 food court
1 fire pit
10 interactive television screens
Hordes of crazy street theatre creatures
18 terrifying creature break-outs
80 scare actors and performers that become:
-33 zombies
-21 other assorted monsters
-19 clowns
-6 sexy nurses
-2 nuns
1 popular gin soaked old hag; Esmerelda
1 Susan
150 operational staff
40 portaloos
1 Sheriff
1 Costume Designer
2 Face Painters
5 Make-up Artists
1 event photographer
4000 Hell-Ements hoods
1000 litres of smoke fluid
30 litres of fake blood
200 gas cylinders
5 dressing rooms
1 photo booth
2 chainsaws
1 herse
1 tyrannosaurus rex
1 Alien
1 pirate ship
1 double decker bus
6 Tractors
1 simulator
4 corn canons
1000 corn stalks
5000 pumpkins
286 fences
130 two-way radios
30 generators
20 payment tills 
2 goats
Gallons of tea & coffee to keep the staff warm
500 lanyards
5000 glow sticks
350 benches
3000 light bulbs
1000 bin liners
22,000 facebook fans
4,000 Twitter followers
And over 50,000 visitors to enjoy it all and provide us with over 100 hours of screaming! 

With just two nights of terror left, tonight (Friday) we welcome students to the Scream Park, providing a discounted entry to all who are studying for either GCSE's, A-Levels or are at University.  Tomorrow night (Saturday) the Halloween festival for 2013 comes to a close with a magical 'whizz', 'pop' and 'bang'. The highlight of the 18 nights of fright, the fireworks finale is a magnificent spectacle, celebrating the successes of the event.

Tickets are still available online and can be booked through visitring now.

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

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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