PREPARE to be scared this half-term at The Haunted Castle, returning to Warwick Castle from the 22nd-31st October, with six all-new thrills and spine chills. And this week the castle has teamed up with the Stratford Herald to offer three lucky winners family admission worth £90.
By day, there are fun and friendly scares for all the family including the new Horrible Histories Maze, and a very different, truly terrifying, experience by night with new actors and special effects-led experiences. Ultimate thrill seekers can also enter Warwick Castle After Dark, open until 9pm, when the ghastly ghouls of the castle’s turbulent 1,100 years of history return to life.
From Terrible Tudors to Vicious Vikings, the challenge of the Horrible Histories maze is to reorder history — thanks to Rattus Rattus, who put everything in the wrong order — and escape the maze before things go (even more) horribly wrong… Over in the Central Courtyard, children can help the evil witches of Warwick conjure up spells in The Witches’ Tower. Little witches and wizards will delight in the all-new spellbinding story packed full of magic, witchcraft and sorcery.
Watch out for castle characters who are always happy to share a creepy tale or two with curious guests as they explore the castle, whilst over in The Haunted Hollows a magical garden of golden vegetables and enchanted statues holds hidden secrets. Beware though, as darkness falls, the trail becomes more eerie! Action packed shows set to get the adrenalin pumping include the three times-daily mighty Trebuchet Fireball Spectacular and the ferocious Halloween Fire Joust.
Hear the thunder of horses’ hooves mix with knights’ battle cries as the bravery, skill and agility of the horseback heroes is pushed to the limit in this blazing battle. With so much to enjoy, families can extend their stay over two days with a sleepover in the Knight’s Village, which welcomes its first Halloween guests in 2016.
From 12pm daily, prepare for disturbing encounters in Tormented: new for 2016, the attraction is for only the boldest and bravest. A troubled soul trapped with a fate far worse than death! At 5pm, as night envelopes the castle, the Central Courtyard falls silent for the arrival of the plague doctor, brought in to treat the grotesque, plague-ridden souls in Outbreak 1349, a knuckle-clenching live-actor experience.
The Black Death has returned to Warwick but this time contagion is instant with shocking results. Victims must struggle through the darkness to flee the infected. Sound easy? Remember, not all walls are built to keep people out!
The Spirits are rising in The Castle Dungeon putting the resident moaning monks and wicked witches even more on edge. Uncover the darkest and bloodiest aspects of the castle’s history including tales of terror, torture and injustice from 11am daily, through live actor shows and special effects. Over 10s only, absolutely no exceptions.
To find out more about how you could win one of three family admissions to the castle just pick up this week’s Herald.