Tickets on sale now for Halloween Spooky Walk
Are you ready to join in the frightening fun this year at Preston Park Museum and Grounds' Halloween Spooky Walk?
The popular event will take place on Sunday, October 30 and tickets have gone on sale today.
What can I expect at this year's Spooky Walk?
Help is needed to solve this year's spooky adventure. A mysterious sound has been heard across Stockton-on-Tees, accompanied by a flash of bright light. Specialist experts have been sent to Preston Park to investigate but have since disappeared! Willing recruits are needed to journey along the walk, seek out the experts and work out what strange happenings have occurred.
There are two walks - one especially designed for younger children and their families and one more suited to older children and adults.
4pm and 5pm:
Explore the park and gather clues as you try to solve the mystery. This early spooky walk is generally aimed at children under 11 years old and their adults.
7pm and 8pm:
Only the bravest will return from this quest to find the truth about where the experts have gone and what caused the other-worldly sights and sounds.
The later sessions are aimed at older children (11 years and over), adults and thrill seekers! This walk is difficult to access for wheelchairs and pushchairs due to the uneven surface in the woods.
What do Councillors think?
Councillor Steve Nelson, the Council's Cabinet Member for Health, Leisure and Culture, said: "It's the time of year when people of all ages flock to Preston Park to enjoy this popular event with their families and friends.
"More than ever we really need help from brave souls to find out what has happened at Preston Park - what horrors caused the strange noise and bright lights?!
"If you want to get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy a spooky evening full of fun book your ticket now and get ready to help us solve this supernatural problem."
Where do I get tickets?
All tickets must be booked in advance and are available online at the Spooky Walk webpage.
Tickets cost £4.50 per adult/child. There are free tickets for children under five for the 4pm and 5pm walks. These must be added to your booking when purchasing online.
If you need assistance booking tickets online, or want to buy physical tickets, visit the Enjoy Stockton-on-Tees Visitor Information shop, Stockton High Street or call on 01642 528130.
Please note there are no physical tickets available at Preston Park this year.
How do I get to the event?
Vehicle access to Preston Park for this event is only available via the special event Ghost Coaches which are included in the cost of your ticket.
There is strictly no parking available on site within Preston Park grounds (barring limited disabled parking) or the surrounding residential areas, so it is advisable to use the Ghost Coaches to travel to and from the Halloween Spooky Walk.
Pick up points are:
- Myton Road, Ingleby Barwick (next to Tesco Superstore), TS17 0WA
- Stockton Town Centre, Church Road (opposite side of the road to the Hampton by Hilton Hotel entrance) TS18 1TW
- Yarm High Street (outside Yarm Town Hall), TS15 9AH
- Billingham Town Centre (Stand D near ASDA), TS23 2DD
- Thornaby Town Centre (outside Lidl, TS17 9BQ)
The coaches will run frequently on a loop from each stop and accessible buses will feature on each route. Those travelling to the event are recommended to leave plenty of time to get on the coach and travel to Preston Park.
You will be asked how you are getting there when you book your tickets and at that stage you can request disabled parking, choose your Ghost Coach pick up point, or confirm if you're getting there on foot.
What else do I need to know?
As the walks are outdoors, waterproof footwear and clothes appropriate for the cooler weather are recommended. Visitors may wish to bring a small torch to help them see through some of the darker areas, particularly in the later walks.
Where can I find out more?
Visit the Spooky Walk webpage for more information, Frequently Asked Questions and to book tickets.
For more information on events across the Borough visit Enjoy Tees Valley website.
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