New Halloween event set to spook Ipswich

Prepare to be spooked as a new Halloween event comes to Ipswich in support of a local charity.

St Elizabeth Hospice, which organises the popular Midnight Walk and Bubble Rush in the town, is now preparing to bring a new trick or treat experience to its supporters.

Who’s Afraid of the Park? will take place in Chantry Park on Sunday 29 October and the day will be split in to two parts. The Spooky Stroll will take place earlier in the day and is a family friendly event suitable for young children. Who’s Afraid of the Park? After Dark will run later in the evening and is ideal for groups of adults.

Becky Jedrzejewski, events and challenges fundraiser for St Elizabeth Hospice said: “We’re really excited to add Who’s Afraid of the Park? to our events calendar in support of the hospice. There’s nothing quite like it in the area and we’ve designed a course that’s child friendly for the whole family but will take a turn after dark for the adults.

“The 3km course around the park will be lined with Halloween tricks and treats. You may find creepy crawlies in the pumpkin patch, discover witches mixing their potions and cackling round the cauldron and be covered in foam and gunge.

“Special thanks go to Just Jay Dance and Stage Security for donating their services to the event where all the money we raise will be used to support local people and their families.”

The Spooky Stroll will begin at 3pm and is fun for all the family. Children will come face to face with all things that go bump in the night on this wander through the park. They’ll be spooked by scarers, play in the pumpkin patch and creep around the circus clowns as they encounter a UV drip pod, a UV gunge shooter, a UV bubble pod and a UV foam cannon as they make their way around eerie course.

Fancy dress is encouraged and there will be a prize for the best dressed.

After Dark is recommended for those over 15 years of age and will begin at 7pm. The course will mirror that of the Spooky Stroll but also include the mist and murk of the moonlit lake with an array of Halloween characters ready to jump out and scare those that pass by. Fancy dress is encouraged.

Tickets for the Spooky Stroll are priced at £20 for adults (£15 if purchased before 11 September) and £12 for children aged three to 14 (£8 if purchased before 11 September). Those under the age of two can take part for free.

All tickets for After Dark are priced at £20 for adults (£15 if purchased before 11 September) with discounts available for groups.

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