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Do you dare you visit Scaresville?!

They call it Scaresville. Some say these are just stories, others won’t say anything at all - are you brave enough to investigate?

Halloween is upon, a time when witches, wizards, ghosts and ghoulies run amok, and thing's go bump in the night!

If you're looking for a truly spine-chilling experience this All Hallows Eve, then pay a visit to Scaresville at Kentwell Hall! We went along to see if we were brave enough to survive the night!

As soon as you step out of the car you can hear the screams of others who have already embarked on their journey through the haunted village, it's a chilling start to the night. The experience is for over 14s and those aged 14-18 must be accompanied by an adult over 21, but looking around, it appeared as though the over 21s were even more terrified than the youngsters!

While we waited to journey around Scaresville, we were shown into the Unfairground -  here we encountered orphaned acrobats, a bearded lady who told us our fortune (or misfortune! Thankfully, she didn't see death on the cards!) along with a few magicians enchanting thrill-seekers with slight of hand tricks. You can also grab a bit to eat here, if your stomach isn't already doing flips!

The Unfairground is also home to a new experience for 2018; ‘Escape the Cabin’, a 5-minute escape room where you and your team mates have 5 minutes to find clues, solve the puzzles and find the key to Escape The Cabin before your time is up. (A group ticket is £20 for 4-6 people (from £3.33 pp), spaces are extremely limited with only 8 slots per hour. Booking in advance is highly recommended.) We didn't get to try this, but it came highly recommended by those who had managed to break out.

Soon it was time for our group of 8 to embark upon our journey into the Scarezone, having been summoned by one of the workers and led to the start point where our instructions are delivered and the tension seemed to jump a notch or two. Then in single file with our hands placed on the shoulders of the person in front of you, we made our way into the first indoor experience.

Once you start, there's no going back as you make your way through the different rooms and outdoor areas on a walk that takes roughly 1 hour to complete. We won't give away too many details here; most of the indoor areas are in complete darkness with spooktaclar lighting effects, uneven ground and jumps a’ plenty from live actors and sound effects, with a 3D circus theme, mirrors, clowns, dolls and mannequins (some of which came to life) to look out for. 

Outside, you will meander through woodland where witches be waiting and chainsaw bearing hillbillies lurk, poised to chase you down.

If you've made it this far then you will be relieved to finish your journey through Scaresville at Bar-Baric. A bar set in the Unfairground where you can tuck in to hot food, warming drinks or enjoy strong pick me up to help you replenish after a truly frightful evening! 

Scaresville runs at Kentwell Hall until 3rd November, tickets are priced from £17.95 - £31.95. Evenings are popular and expected to sell out so book now to avoid disappointment at http://www.scaresville.co.uk/

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