ARE you brave enough to venture into enchanted woods this Halloween and come face to face with weird and wonderful fairytale villains?
On Wednesday, October 31, Preston Park Museum & Grounds will host a number of Spooky Walks to entertain Halloween lovers of all ages.
The early walk is aimed towards families, with theatre and circus acts hoping to cause a few scares without causing sleepless nights.
Later walks will feature low level lighting, strobe effects and costumed characters of a more thrilling, sinister nature.
Tickets are now on sale from the Rediscover Stockton Shop on Stockton High Street and Preston Park Museum reception.
Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “The Halloween Spooky Walk is a popular feature of our autumn events programme, providing surprises and scares around every corner.
“Visitors enjoy the chance to explore the beautiful woods at Preston Park in a way they never have done before. With limited tickets, I urge people to get booking!”
Tickets are £4.50 per person, and under 5s go free. They must be booked in advance. The time slots are:
- 3pm to 4.30pm (recommended for children under 5 or those of a more sensitive nature)
- 6pm to 7pm
- 7pm to 8pm
There will be no parking available on site or the surrounding residential areas, but there is limited disabled parking.
Visitors should use the Park and Ride Ghost coaches, which are included in the ticket cost.
Pick up points are:
- Tesco car park, Ingleby Barwick 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 – This stop must be pre-booked when purchasing your ticket
Visitors are advised to bring a small torch, and to wear waterproof clothes and footwear.
The two later sessions are difficult to access for wheelchairs and pushchairs due to the uneven surface in the woods.
For more information visit www.stockton.gov.uk/events