Ghosts and ghouls flock to Hallowe’en festival
- Credit: Richard Austin
Take part in the South West’s biggest spooky festival at the BIG Sheep this Hallowe’en with devilish fun by day and a terrifying experience after dark.
WITH creepy fun by day and a terrifying experience by night, The BIG Sheep promises the biggest and spookiest Hallowe’en festival in the South West.
The attraction in Abbotsham will host a week of spooktastic fun from Saturday until November 3, with pumpkin carving, witches’ flying lessons, zombie hunts and much more.
Rick Turner, director of The BIG Sheep, said: “We have made a conscious decision to be Happy Hallowe’en with the daytime festival, allowing everyone to join in the celebrations so that all your little monsters can enjoy the fun whether they’re tots, toddlers or school age.”
But during the evenings of October 31 and November 1 and 2, the ghosts and ghouls will come out to play for a series of seriously spooky Hallowe’en parties.
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Opening at 10am every day, visitors can enjoy the usual attractions in amongst the cobwebs and hundreds of pumpkins harvested at the Big Sheep itself.
Resident professional pumpkin carver Petunia Pumpkin will be passing on her tips, and there will be free face painting for everyone to add to their fancy dress.
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Children will be able to hear the story of Spookley the Square Pumpkin – the number one anti bullying campaign in the USA – and join in a zombie hunt in the Battlefield area.
During the evenings, those brave enough to visit the attraction after dark will encounter flaming pumpkin heads and ghostly howls in the zombie zone.
A torch-lit patrol will have to survive and escape the spooks, tip toeing through the haunted house, with eerie noises, vile smells and dripping gunge greeting them.
An unpredictable trip into the forbidden forest on a candle-lit tractor is not for the faint hearted, as zombies, vampires and werewolves lie in store.
“The haunted hayride is our most horrifying attraction and promises to leave you positively petrified and will test your courage and bravery,” said Rick.
“We love to finish our season on a high and Hallowe’en is a real highlight for our season ticket holders and locals; the half-term holiday makers and the staff love to get dressed up with their faces painted to add ‘atmosfear’.”
For more information and to book tickets, visit www.thebigsheep.co.uk.