Shocktober Fest 2013

Things to do
5 out of 5 stars
(12user reviews)
Shocktober Fest, Tulleys Farm
© Stephen Candy

Looking to frighten the bejesus out of yourself? The Shocktober Fest could be the very thing. The out-of-London 'scream park' features a haunted funfair, as well as Cirque du Shock performances and the WoodShock Live Stage – bands the Troggs, the Animals and '80s psychedelic rockers Doctor and Medics are booked for different nights throughout the festival.

But the real (zombie) meat can be found in various haunted house experiences, including a clown-infested Twisted Maze, the terrifying zombie aftermath to Woodstock, WoodShock Rottin' Since '69, and the Creepy Cottage – a home infested with witches and cockroaches.

Food will include hot dogs and toffee apples – as well as Sweeney Todd's Pie Parlour – and nerves can be settled at the After Shock Bar. There's also an attempt on the Vampire World Record on the opening Saturday.

Tickets are all cheaper online, ranging from the Street Pass (£7.95-£12.95), which gives basic admission to the Scream Park including the WoodShock live music, all the way up to the RIP Extreme Pass (£59.95-£89.95), covering admission, unlimited fast-track access to all six haunted house experiences and the Cirque du Shock, and some special extras. There's also the XScream Pass (£145), for entry to all 18 Shocktober nights, and you can buy separate Fast Track tickets (1 Haunt: £4-£6, 6 Haunts: £10-£15).

Come dressed as a vampire for the Vampire World Record Attempt (6-7pm 5 Oct) and admission is free, plus you'll get a £5 discount for all Haunts.

Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult, and under-12s are likely to be too frightened by the haunted house experiences to enjoy them.


Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

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Had a great time, the haunts were good and we found them terrifying, Hell-ements was mind blowing as was the Hayride - in fact all of them were much better than we expected. Great live music and atmosphere was entertaining with the street theatre dancing! Def be back!

Great site, Great attractions, Great fun! Group of 6 of us from 14 through to 55 and we all LOVED it, amazing amount for your money as we were on site for 6 hours and LOVED every second! Recommended to all our friends was fab!

WOW!!! First time we have been and it was AWESOME, the scares were FAR better than Thorpe Park (yawn) the bands amazing and the venue and organisation simply stunning! The actors were great even though it was raining they put in 110% simply brilliant. We'll be back for more screams and fun, maybe for the fireworks they look great!

Quite simply the scariest place to go this Halloween - if you line having the pants sacred off you by flesh eating zombies then this is the place for you !

At £29 each for all six haunts they are pushing it, especially as you them pay extra for the fairground. The haunts are fun but we'd done it all including the short circus show in a few hours. We've been previously and really enjoyed it but the huge increase in tickets mean I feel it's not worth the money now. The food vans are very over priced and quality is poor.

Just got back from another fantastic evening at Shocktoberfest... Decided to go for R.I.P tickets and was not dissapointed... Went to the backstage of two mazes with the managers and had a brilliant time. I cannot recommend the event enough... 10/10!

we went after reading the time out recommendation. all i'd say is this: i can't believe it's only got four stars because this is the best halloween attraction in the country. Twisted Maze and Creepy Cottage were my favourites. food great, easy to get to, loads of laughs and more frights that you can shake a stick at. we'll be back before it closes. awesome.

we drove miles to get to shocktober - all the way from shropshire. all i can say is it was worth every penny and every last mile. we love thrills, spills and screams - and had more than we could imagine at shocktober. it was wicked. we were also really well looked after by the team on site. we needed their help - we were first-timers - and they couldn't have been nicer. seriously, i'd give this six out of five. we've already booked tickets so that we can go again, before it ends. absolutely loved it.

one word - A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. you get the picture. we had the time of our lives at shocktober. it's brilliantly well organised, incredibly good value and the staff were extraordinarily helpful. you got the one word review, let's try a three-worder. DON'T MISS IT.

OMG!!! This place is amazing!! I have been to a few scream parks over the years but never before have I experienced thrills & spills like this! It was non-stop action for me and my friends. Clinging on to each other for dear life as we explored the six haunts, we acted like a proper bunch of wusses! We had food and drink in between and at the end of the night, danced and had cocktails in the cocktail bar called after shock I think. The entertainment was constant and we left feeling really impressed! Great value for money and thoroughly recommend. So much so, a group of us are considering going back to experience the last night and the firework finale party on Saturday the 2nd of November as we've heard that's really good.

I have been to tulleys farm every year for the past 5 years and every year has just got better and better. But this year was such a disappointment. First off we arrived at opening , left at closing but didn't have enough time to do everything (only had time for 4 out of 6) this has never happened before. The queues weren't too bad it was all the people with VIP passes that jumped the rest of us. Yes I agree it's a good idea but surely limit the number sold. It seemed half the people there had them. The hayride was brilliant as always, although there was less interactive with the actors, the creepy cottage was shockingly bad. We honestly did see an actor in the entire thing. We just walked through some spooky scenes and out the other end. The other two was good, but not as amazing as previous years. Walking around the park are normally loads of actors and staff dressed up and in character but I didn't see any one this year except a lot of security. Over all this year I only rate the attraction 5/10 whereas before it's all ways been 10 all the way!