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Halloween Spooky Walk tickets now on sale

Are you brave enough to join in the fun this year at Preston Park Museum and Grounds' Halloween Spooky Walk?

The magical and curious adventure will take place on Sunday, October 31.

What can I expect at this year's spooky walk?

A magical bottle, protector of the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees, is missing from the Museum. Ever since the bottle's disappearance, mysterious things have been happening.

There are two walks - one especially designed for younger children and their families and one more suited to more thrill-seeking older children and adults.

4pm and 5pm - Solve the curious Halloween quest by finding clues and unlocking the magic. This early spooky walk is generally aimed at children under 11 years old and their adults.

7pm and 8pm - Only the boldest will dare to venture into the woods, cursed with evil spirits, on All Hallows' Eve to solve the quest. These sessions are aimed at older children (11 years and over), adults and brave souls! This walk is difficult to access for wheelchairs and pushchairs due to the uneven surface in the woods.

Councillor Jim Beall, Cabinet Member for Health, Leisure and Culture, said: "This event always offers so much fun to young and old alike and this year will be no different.

"Preston Park has been consumed by trickery, mischief and hocus-pocus. We really need help to solve this Halloween mystery so we're asking for intrepid explorers to get into the Halloween spirit, get dressed up and come along to complete this curious quest to help us unlock the magic."

Where do I get tickets?

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 to buy physical tickets, please visit the Enjoy Stockton-on-Tees Visitor Information shop on Stockton High Street or call on 01642 528130. Tickets are also available from Preston Park Museum and Grounds (open Tuesday to Sunday) in person or via telephone on 01642 527375.

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 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 High Street (outside the Swallow Hotel), TS18 1AQ
  • 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

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.