This week The British Ironwork Centre celebrated their annual Halloween Spooktacular in true Ironworks style – full of spooks, terrifyingly terrific fun, and some of the scariest characters and activities around. This year they pulled out all the stops to create the scariest event yet and their hoard of creepy carnival characters certainly didn’t disappoint, wreaking havoc all across the site and scaring all of those who dared to enter!

Decorated by skilled staff members, the Ironworks was completely transformed into a terrifying hub of Halloween fear and fun. The Forge Café served buckets full of delicious, and spooky, homemade treats and the outdoor Cabana kept the hot and cold beverages coming all day. The menu included the likes of jumbo dogs with rotten onions and human flesh burgers to really get the spooks going! Classic Halloween tunes were also blasted all day, keeping kids and adults entertained and energised whilst enjoying the range of activities on offer.

Although certainly not for the feint hearted, some of the activities were the perfect way to have some family-friendly Halloween fun with just the right balance of ‘scariness’ and excitement. BOO-dles of fun was had by all little ones with their varied range of Halloween activities. From terrible tales told by the resident witch, Wanda, to Halloween pottery painting, slime and goo making workshops, no one was left un-frightened! They even had face-painting for those who wanted to add something a little bit extra to their frightful look.

For those wanting a little bit more of a frightening chill in their bones, the Horror Land Train was the perfect way to explore the centre and meet all of the devilish characters on the way. Taking its passengers along a terrifying trail of clowns and other undead carnival creatures, not even the bravest rider was safe from fear. Armed with real chainsaws, scare actors did a brilliant job of scaring all those who dared to board the train.

For those true thrill seekers out there looking for a fright like no other, the Abandoned Carnival was an absolute must! The warehouse was transferred into a terrifying maze where all things sinister had been left to fester and roam. Anyone who dared to enter were tasked with deciphering all the hidden clues to escape from the clutches of our fear-hungry clowns. Scare actors were so incredibly realistic that even staff weren’t sure if they were still human or not!

A spokesmen said: “We were so impressed by the creativity that went into each and every costume seen on our site so a HUGE well done goes to everyone for your truly terrifying attire. We’d like to extend a massive thank you to all the staff and scare actors involved. Without you, our Halloween Spooktacular would never have been so successful! Also, a huge thank you goes to all of our attendees, you truly made the event an absolute pleasure to hold. We can’t wait to see you next time for even more frightful fun!”