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After Dark at Driffield Showground

Forget rubbish Dracula costumes and silly cobwebs made of string, this October sees Hull and East Yorkshire’s first and only live action Halloween event at Driffield Showground.

Three scare-attractions, all based on real local legends, are set to be brought to life with special effects, spine tingling music and live actors – each guaranteeing a terrifying encounter that will leave thrill-seekers screaming for more!

Those who dare to try Outpost 42 will take a journey through a chilling government human test facility where they must be wary of infected test victims as they try and escape a labyrinth of terror.

In The Convent, visitors take a trip deep into the woods, back to October 1902, to witness the last hours of the Convent of St Mary’s, where the exorcism of a 12-year-old girl has just gone very, very wrong.

And finally, the old Yorkshire fable of ‘Old Stinker’ will be brought to life. This half-man, half-wolf, famed for its foul breath and devil-like red eyes is said to roam the East Yorkshire Countryside. Legend has it if you hear the chilling howls of the creature during the night, then you won't live to see the dawn.

If that wasn’t enough of a treat, After Dark will also feature a funfair, roaming characters, street food, live music and street entertainment from stilt walkers and fire breathers.

Dare devils looking for something a little more hands-on will be able to get up close with all manner of reptiles and creepy crawlies in the interactive Reptile House.

For those still shaking after surviving the petrifying experiences, it’s time to pull up a chair and relax in the Devils Nest with live entertainment and a strong drink to steady the nerves!

FACTS

  • Address: Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 9DN
  • Admission: Standard Tickets: £12.00, VIP Fastrack Tickets: £20.00
  • Opening Times: 25th & 26th October 2019, 6:00pm until 11:00pm
  • Website: driffieldshowground.co.uk/afterdark
  • Phone: 01377 257 494