THE ORGANISERS of the North East’s biggest scream park are proving that Halloween doesn’t have to be scary, with a special event for the whole family this month.
700 Acres Ltd has unveiled plans for its Family Fright Fest, at Lintz Hall Farm, Burnopfield, with a packed programme of activities for children of all ages.
Little ones can head to the spooky tales tipi, visit the pumpkin patch to pick out their own, make some Halloween-themed treats at the arts and crafts tipi and enjoy a range of fairground rides.
A giant yurt will be home to the farm’s very own wizard school, where visitors can take part in broomstick training and make their own wands, and the iScream attraction will host a family-friendly maze throughout the day.
Over at Anarchy Arcade, there will be aerial artists, magicians and live music, along with a whole host of food and drink vendors, including Hatch 76, Geordie Bangers, Grillas and Parm-O-Rama.
Fancy dress is strongly encouraged, with a professional photography station and daily prizes for the best costumes, and the event will end with a grand parade through the site, joined by all of the characters from the day’s events.
Nigel Holliday, of 700 Acres Ltd, believes the Family Fear Fest will be a big hit.
“Halloween is a really special time for children and we wanted to put on an event with plenty of choice and lots of themed activities for them to get stuck into.
“We’ve teamed up with some fantastic food vendors and made a real effort to design the entertainment so that it is just as enjoyable for parents as it is for the little ones.
“It’s heavy on the fun and light on the scary and we hope that families will be encouraged to get in the spirit of things and dig out their best costumes for a day full of spooky fun.”
The Family Fright Fest takes place from 11am to 4.30pm on 19, 20, 26, 27 and 31 October, in collaboration with Gateshead College and Metro Radio
Children under two go free, with tickets costing £7 for those aged two to 12 and £10 for anyone over the age of 13. A family pass for two adults and two children is also available, priced at £29.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.familyfrightfestuk.co.uk.
700 Acres Ltd also organises the adult scream park, Psycho Path presents Fearground, which takes place at the farm on selected nights until 31 October.
Tickets for Psycho Path start at £25 and those aged 13 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To find out more, visit www.psycho-path.co.uk.