Spooktacular adventures being planned for Chester House Estate visitors this Halloween
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A haunted house-style spooktacular adventure is returning to Chester House Estate in October – and this year there will be more boo-tiful, bone-chilling, creepy crawly themed fun than ever before.
Rushden-based Halloween House Entertainment is returning to the Northamptonshire Estate next month, having designed two haunted Walkthroughs for Halloween visitors – one for toddlers and a second for those who love a little spookalicious, spine-tingling fun.
Katriona Richardson, who runs Halloween House Entertainment alongside her husband Steve, said: “Our haunted house-style Walkthrough was a huge hit at Chester House Estate last year, so this year we are going even bigger and better. We have also created a second one specifically for those children who prefer not to be too spooked, complete with an interactive inflatable walkaround with an ‘I spy’ witch-themed game.
“For all Halloween lovers we have new moving and talking animatronics, buttons to press so children can really engage with the walkthrough, a pumpkin shy and ‘Hook the Witch’s Hat; and ‘Whack-a-Rat’ games for the whole family.”
Cllr Helen Howell, North Northamptonshire Council’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “We are delighted to welcome Halloween House Entertainment back to Chester House Estate this year.
“The spooky walkthroughs were extremely popular last year and are the perfect complement to our pumpkin picking, carving and painting, which alongside our Halloween crafts and special treasure hunt make for a perfect Halloween day out for the whole family.
“Last year our Halloween tickets sold out quickly, so we are urging everyone to get their tickets as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment.”
Chester House Estate’s Halloween Full Experience Activities Tickets are priced £12.50 and include:
Pumpkin carving or painting – you choose
Spooky crafts in the Chester House Estate Learning Centre
Spooky games in the marquee
Entry to the spooky Walkthroughs - if you are brave enough!
A Halloween Trail around the estate with a prize for everyone who completes the treasure map.
The Chester House Estate Halloween Full Experience Activities ticket must be purchased for anyone wanting to take part in these activities. Accompanying adults will not need a ticket and are permitted to enter all of the activities.
Choose from either a 10am -1pm morning session or 1pm-4pm afternoon session.
Halloween House Entertainment have announced that a percentage of all their profits from their spooky walkthroughs will be split between Northamptonshire-based Redhead Rescue Animal Sanctuary, which rescues and rehabilitates animals, and DRUGfam, a charity which supports people affected or bereaved by a loved one’s harmful use of drugs, alcohol or gambling.
There will also be donation buckets placed at the walkthrough entrance.
Claudius Way is the estate’s main visitor car park and is accessed through the Prologis Park Wellingborough. Visitors are advised to use the NN8 2DH postcode to find this entrance.
Due to the popularity of the Halloween programme visitors are advised to access the site via this main car park. The Lime Avenue A45 entrance will strictly be for blue badge holders only.
Chester House Estate is overseen by North Northamptonshire Council and opened to the public in October 2021, following an extensive £17m Nationally Lottery Heritage Funded restoration project.