Creepy crea­tures are wait­ing

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

As dusk falls on Oc­to­ber 27, Mo­tat’s gates will creak open to wel­come in those who dare to en­ter.

Creepy char­ac­ters will re­turn from the past to the his­tor­i­cal grounds of Auck­land’s iconic trans­port and tech­nol­ogy mu­seum, to cel­e­brate the most spinet­in­gling day of the year – Hal­loween.

Mo­tat’s Olde Hal­low’s Eve will be held over Labour week­end.

Take a step back in time with a trip to the Vic­to­rian Vil­lage to see the ter­ri­fy­ing Miss Hav­isham in the Chapel or to check out the liv­ing doll in Wil­low Cot­tage.

The brave at heart and mad of mind, may come and crash the Mad­hat­ter’s tea party on the Vil­lage lawn or jump aboard the K900 ghost train and head screech­ing and wail­ing down the tracks, into the misty un­known.

The Vic­to­rian Death Pho­tog­ra­phy Stu­dio will snap and frame you and the Band Ro­tunda will host a darkly beau­ti­ful Black Fairy Grotto, with face paint­ing.

At Crop­per Lawn take a wan­der through the Gypsy Camp­site but be sure to watch your ears for the For­tune Teller may speak of tales you don’t wish to hear.

In the 1920s Re­gent St, be­ware of Fa­gin and his gang of pick pock­ets with their swift and sticky crim­i­nal fin­gers.

For those in a mor­bid mood, visit the Un­der­taker at the Vic­to­rian Fu­neral Par­lour for a sneak peak of life af­ter death.

Fam­i­lies can head to the Creepy Chil­dren’s Court­yard or ex­plore the Mir­ror Maze of il­lu­sions be­fore head­ing to the car­ni­val with a bright and lively cos­tume pa­rade and per­for­mances, play­ing at the Pump­house Court­yard on the hour from 8pm.

Those who dare can wan­der through the echo­ing Dis­cov­ery Dome, where ter­ri­fy­ingly sin­is­ter clowns will test your coul­ro­pho­bia.

It’s not all creep and grime, bring along your Jack O Lantern to go on dis­play in the pump­kin patch and the best dressed Hal­loween­ers will be in to win some great prizes.

Olde Hal­low’s Eve is on Oc­to­ber 27 from 7pm till mid­night.

Go to iticket.co.nz for pre­sale tick­ets.

Visit mo­tat.org.nz.

Hal­loween give­away: Head to Mo­tat this Hal­loween – if you dare!

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