There is a distinct chill in the air and an eerie silence, soon to be shattered with piercing screams – but do not fear, it is only the sound of children having fun as Halloween approaches and the Island turns from Wight to Fright….
Arreton Barns are hosting a ‘Half Term Halloween Extravaganza’ from 11am daily on the 27th, 28th and 29th October. Spooky fun includes a trick or treat treasure trail around the barns; creepy creatures daily with bats, snakes and owls; ghost walks with renowned Island ghost hunter Marc Tuckey, as well as pumpkin carving competitions at Farmer Jacks.
Don’t miss the Halloween bonfire and firework finale on Saturday 29th October from 7.30pm. For more details, visit arretonbarns.co.uk
Do you dare to ride the “Train of Fright”? If so, then head over to the IW Steam Railway on the 29th October for a rare night time train ride, passing through darkened woodland, desolate fields and keep your eyes peeled for the Gravediggers of Ashey. With a zombie maze, haunted forest and entertainment from Bloodstone this is a night not to be missed. Don your best witch, wizard ghoul, Bride of Dracula or Beetlejuice costume. Visit iwsteamrailway.co.uk for more information.
Creep and crawl at JR Zone on Friday 28th with their Halloween Party between 1-5pm. Let the kids dance the afternoon away in the disco, get involved with party games and creep and crawl their way through the frame. Halloween-themed party food and witches brew drinks will be available for all. Bring your best fancy dress and enter the competition (with prizes for kids AND adults!) Get your tickets before they sell out, call 01983 559272.
For those who like a real scare, and certainly not for the faint hearted, Park of the Dead, a theatrical horror experience returns from the 26th – 30 October. With the ‘Z’ virus spread throughout the country, the government has no choice but to round up all the survivors and hold them in an underground facility whilst they use an experimental ‘Biological WMD’ in attempt to destroy all the remaining infected ‘Zombies’. Minimum age is 13, visit parkofthedead.co.uk for more details.