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This Halloween we’re bringing alive the castle to thrill and spinechill. There are fearsomely fun attractions for all the family. Melissa Paniccia
FAMILIES and friends will be lured to Warwick Castle this Halloween for some terrifying experiences.
The Haunted Castle will run from October 20 to November 4 where daytime family fun makes way for frightful night times and spooky selfies until 10pm on selected dates.
Three sets of attractions with increasing fear factors make it easy for visitors of all ages to find the best thrill for them this Halloween: Scaredy Squires, Daring Dukes and Brave Knights.
Youngsters flock to the Haunted Hollows each Halloween to scamper along the spooky woodland trail and to weave their way through the Horrible Histories maze.
Dead Centre Stage (open from 11am) offers live-action performances, stories and shows throughout the day while back at the castle, Witches Tower replaces The Princess Tower. You can hear first hand from a cast of horrid hags who tell tales of ghosts and the unexplained. Just don’t ask them what they did with the princesses...
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Room - an actor-led attraction set within the medieval gaol challenges friends and strangers to work together against the clock on a quest to save a tortured soul from the Wars of the Roses (additional £5 ticket required).
And you can venture into the castle to find the new House of Wax scare maze and skirt the ghostly glare of the lurking wax figures,
Fire jousting returns with a display of horseback heroics. Out on the battlefield on River Island, fearless knights wield their flaming lances in a skilful showdown.
Outbreak 1369 in The Castle Dungeon is a live-actor experience that plunges victims into the deathly darkness of the Middle Ages, when the people of Warwick were at the mercy of the plague, malevolent monks and unscrupulous ‘surgeons’.
Maximum fear factor belongs to Seance a spectacle exclusive to Warwick Castle that uses ‘binaural spatial audio technology’ to share spirits’ stories of life on ‘the other side’.
“This Halloween we’re bringing alive the castle to thrill and spine-chill,” said Melissa Paniccia, Head of History at Warwick Castle.
“With fearsomely fun attractions for all ages ranging from pumpkins to plagueridden peasants, Halloween is one of the most evocative times for the castle that bristles with the energy of those who’ve lived - and died - here over the centuries.
“With the Mighty Trebuchet firing twice daily, birds of prey circling overhead and castle characters sharing spooky stories around every corner, The Haunted Castle is the real deal this Halloween, for all the family.”
The Haunted Castle costs from £20 per person for daytime entrance and from £18 per person for evening entrance (from 5pm to 10pm). The Castle Dungeon costs an additional £9 per person and Seance costs £5 per person.
And you can treat the family to a spooky sleepover in the medieval-themed Knight’s Village in the castle grounds.
Halloween stays in lodges set in a riverside woodland start from £90 per person per night including breakfast, car parking and two full days to enjoy The Haunted Castle.
n Book entrance and accommodation online at www. warwick-castle.com