CHIPPING NORTON, OXFORDSHIRE, England — Fairytale Farm, the UK’s first visitor attraction to be designed entirely around the needs of disabled children — but open to all — will be celebrating Halloween evenings in a unique way, by offering scary tours of the Enchanted Walk.
The farm will be taking visitors on special organised after-dark tours with a difference. A mysterious hooded monk will be taking groups on a 25 minute tour of the illuminated gardens that will scare the living daylights out of visitors.
Owner Nick Laister explains: “The Enchanted Walk, normally a magical place for younger children, will become a haunted adventure for three evenings over Halloween. We will be telling a story about horrible goings on at the Fairytale Farm site hundreds of years ago, then letting our visitors experience them if they dare walk through the Enchanted Walk. We will have live actors lurking in the darkness, with only one aim: to frighten our visitors. They will meet a possessed flower seller, some horrible scarecrows, vampires, zombies, a not very friendly circus clown and a gardener from the 17th Century who has an unpleasant use for his spade. Plus some surprises.”
The walks will be taking place approximately every 20 minutes between 6.30 p.m. and 10 p.m. from October 31 to November 2.
Nick adds: “This event is not suitable for younger children, but in the daytime we have special Halloween activities for all the family. If families with younger children visit us on these dates between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., it will be Halloween fun for all the family as Fairytale Farm becomes home to every Fairytale baddie and spook imaginable, all designed to appeal to younger children. We will be featuring pumpkin carving, a chance to meet the Big Bad Wolf, see a sleeping giant, play a new game called ‘Stick the Leg on the Squid’ and much, much more. It is sure to give our young visitors the best Halloween fun they have had.”