IF you dare to go out after dark this Halloween spook-fests across Wirral are promising to give you the fright of your life.
The borough’s longest-established scary night out, Scareshow, is returning to Church Farm in Thurstaston this week.
Three haunted attractions await those brave enough to book tickets for the eerie event, which takes place over 13 nights from October 12.
There is also a Halloween ghost walk on Bidston Hill on Saturday, October 27 and spooky theatrical show The Creep at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton from October 19 to 22 and October 25 to 31.
Scareshow manager Matthew Ledsham said: “The 2012 Scareshow is themed around nightmares, so we’ve worked on getting inside people’s heads and exploring what really makes them afraid.
“We immerse our customers in the action, make them laugh and make them scream. Scareshow is a great night out for groups, couples and families. If you’ve been before, it’s even better this year.”
Inspired by American haunted houses, Scareshow was one of the first interactive scare events in the country and was started by Matthew and his family in 1997. From humble beginnings, it now employs 30 actors and welcomes over 5,000 visitors each year.
The Haunted Hay Ride at Scareshow will see customers boarding the tractor and trailer for a night-time journey around Church Farm – but they’re not alone.
Groups must also find their way through the dark corridors and nightmarish scenes of the Creepy Cottage.
Those who dare can also attend the Nightmare Circus with its dark corners, tight turns and band of evil clowns.
The Bidston Hill ghost walk will include stories from the books of supernatural storyteller Tom Slemen.
Rangers will lead those who dare through terrible and frightening tales of the ghosts and ghouls that linger on the hill.
To book a place call in at Birkenhead Park Pavilion or call 652 5197. The event costs £5 and isn’t suitable for under 10s.
Tickets for Scareshow must be pre-booked from www.scareshow.com or 0151 648 7838.
The Creep is not suitable for children under 13 and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. To book go to www.ticketswirral.com or call 666 0000.