Join us for our Community Scarefest on 29th October 6:30pm
This scarefest is one like no other, we have all sorts of monsters willing to purge you to cleanse their souls. The only thing is… we have no idea where they are. We know they’re hiding along our paths but a few jump scares are absolutely promised. The only way to escape their clutches will be to find the train. Another problem? The train to freedom only appears once every twenty minutes and those who are late will be left behind.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FAMILY SCAREFEST?
This Purge Night is filled with live actors and props along the way. There are lots of scary parts to the event and jump scares. Our scarers will jump out. Are you brave enough?
We also have a green screen photo opportunity for you to enjoy whilst you await your demise… sorry your entry into the event.
It will take approximately 25 minutes to go through the whole Purge Night event. All scaring is geared towards ages 11+. At no time are scarers allowed to touch or grab visitors.
Groups of 30 will enter the walk in regular intervals. If you want to enter with friends, please book at the same time. This event has been a sell out every single year so please note it is unlikely there will be extra tickets on the day.
Please remember to bring a torch or charge your phone! We do have lights around but it will be dark in some areas onsite and in the Scarefest.
Tickets on sale now!!
Limited spaces available so don’t miss out. Tickets are expected to sell out fast! Prices are £10 a ticket for all ages. Ticket confirmation on the day is digital through PayPal and can be checked via your mobile phone. Alternatively you can print it but we’d rather you saved the trees. We will have a full list of names and times so don’t panic if you cant find your ticket! (You do not need a PayPal account to purchase tickets on our website)
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?:
All profits from Scarefest are split between Umbrella Arts and Lancashire Mining Museum.
For Umbrella Arts it will pay for materials for our weekly Reaching for Wellbeing group, Leigh and to support the running costs of Umbrella Arts.
For Lancashire Mining Museum it will be used for the restoration and ongoing costs of the development of the site and Head gear. The train at the Mining Musuem is a brand new addition and of course comes with its own running costs. £5 from every single ticket go towards these running costs.
PARTICIPANT CONSENT WAIVER:
By buying a ticket you and your party will have consented to the terms and conditions of this scarefest event. No one is allowed into the Scarefest without signing the consent. Click here for full terms and conditions.
This event is going to busy. Our Volunteers at the gate will direct you to the queue/ticket gazebo near the main gate. Make sure you allow yourself time. Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your time slot, if you do you’ll have to wait!
Once you pass the ticket gazebo you will enter the Holding Pen. This allows us to have a constant flow of visitors to the event.
Sunset is at 5:48pm and will be dark from around 6:13pm.
If you have someone in your group with sensory needs or disabilities and would like it to be light to visit Scarefest, then please book tickets between 5:50-6:10pm. After this it will dark or going dark. Please make yourself known to one of our volunteers if we can make your experience more comfortable, or contact us prior to the event if you have any adjustments or support needs that we can help you with.
Wheelchair access to Lancashire Mining Museum @Astley Green Pit is work in progress. This is being developed along with the full restoration of the site and museum.
As Astley Green Pit was previously a real industrial site, the ground is not a smooth experience. The ground around the car park and and tea rooms is wheelchair and motorised scooter accessible, but the ground is bumpy.
The trick or treat street is also accessible.
To discuss wheelchair access please message the Umbrella Arts page on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pushchairs will not be permitted.
As the site is ex industrial and still work in progress, please be mindful what footwear you wear. Please we suggest strong sturdy boots, Wellington boots, or shoes at Scarefest. Your feet WILL get muddy. Do not wear footwear with heels.
Purge night is aimed for older children and adults due to the violent nature of the film we are basing it off. Children younger than 11 years can come on the walk, if you their parents think they will be ok. It is your parental judgement and decision to make. You know your child best and whether they would be upset or not. We’ve previously had 5 year olds who love it and 13 year olds who hate it. No refunds will be given. This event IS scary and we will not be held responsible for anyone too frightened, you enter at your own risk.
Children and young people under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. No exceptions will be made.
Please do not buy a ticket for yourself if you are pregnant as you will be refused entry. The walk is muddy and slippy and our scarers will jump out and frighten you. We do not want you to fall or slip. This also goes for babies in baby carriers or any child that is not fully mobile. The walk is on uneven and rough terrain.
FOOD AND DRINKS:
Hot drinks and cakes will be on sale. Please support them either before or afterwards as profits will go directly to Astley Green Pit.
No food or drinks are allowed whilst in Scarefest.
Free public toilets, including an accessible toilet are available next to the pop up cafe.
Please walk or use public transport to the Pit where possible as parking is extremely restricted onsite.
Please enter by the main Astley Green Pit Gates off Higher Green Lane ONLY. All tickets are staggered to help ease parking congestion.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your time slot. Please follow the volunteers with hi viz vests when parking. Please park where they direct you.
If you are driving and park outside of the pit, please take care where you park. Do not block driveways and block roads by double parking. Emergency vehicle access is required at all times. Please respectful to the neighbours of Astley Green Pit.
For any groups over 20 people please contact Umbrella Arts for a discounted rate.
Every single person helping out at Scarefest is a volunteer. We have over 60 volunteers for this event and no one is getting paid to be there. Please be respectful and kind to them. We could not do this without them. 😊❤️
Address: Lancashire Mining Museum, Astley Green Pit, Higher Green Lane, Astley Green, M29 7JB
For information about Lancashire Mining Museum please click on this link.
All tickets are subject Covid rules/changes. In the event of cancellation by Umbrella Arts full refunds will be provided.