Family Scarefest @ Astley Green Pit 2019
Come and take a stroll through the deep dark wood… Are you brave enough to tackle the ghouls, witches and zombies that lurk at Astley Green Pit?
Join us for our Community Scarefest on Sunday 27th October 2019, 4:30–7:30pm.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FAMILY SCAREFEST?
This community Scarefest is aimed at brave families, children and young people, with live actors and props along the way. There are lots of scary parts to the walk and jump scares where scarers will jump out. It is only for the brave.
It will take approximately 10 minutes to go through the whole walk around the self led Scarefest. All scaring is geared towards ages 8+. At no time are scarers allowed to touch, chase or grab visitors at any time.
Groups of 10-15 will go through, in regular intervals. If you want to walk through the Scarefest with friends, please book at the same time slot. We cannot change times 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.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING A TORCH TO HELP YOU GUIDE YOURSELF AROUND SCAREFEST.
Click here for tickets.
Limited spaces available so don’t miss out. Tickets are expected to sell out fast! Prices are £4 a ticket for all ages/concessions. Ticket confirmation on the day is digital through PayPal and can be checked via your mobile phone. Alternatively you can print it off. If you forget your ‘ticket’ then please make the ticket gazebo volunteer aware.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?:
All profits from Scarefest are split between Umbrella Arts and Lancashire Mining Museum at Astley Green Pit.
For Umbrella Arts it will pay for materials for our weekly Wednesday and Thursday Maker Arts for Wellbeing Art Groups at Umbrella Arts,Spinners Mill, 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.
PARTICIPANT CONSENT WAIVER:
All visitors must sign our Participant Consent Waiver once you’ve read the Scarefest Rules before you go through the walk. No one is allowed into the Scarefest without signing the consent.
This event is going to busy. Please be mindful that you will probably have to queue about 15 minutes before your time slot to read and sign the waiver. Make sure you allow yourself time. All time slots are approximate and are not guaranteed. Our Volunteers at the gate will direct you to the queue/ticket gazebo near the main gate. If you or guests have a disability that makes queuing difficult then please make yourself known to the volunteer at the ticket gazebo and we will allow you to queue alternatively.
Once you pass the ticket gazebo you will enter the Holding Pen. This allows us to have a constant flow of visitors to the walk.
Sunset is at 4:47pm and will be dark from around 5:25pm.
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 4:30-5pm. 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.
With this in mind, roughly half of the Scarefest is accessible for manual/electric wheelchairs, motorised scooters and pushchairs. The accessible ground is over grass and concrete and is bumpy.
To book accessible tickets please email us directly for a reduced price of £2 a ticket, firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the site is ex industrial and still work in progress, please be mindful what footwear you wear. Please wear strong sturdy boots, Wellington boots, or shoes at Scarefest. Your feet may get muddy. Do not wear footwear with heels.
Scarefest is aimed for ages 8+. Children younger than 8 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 given once in the Scarefest.
Children and young people under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. No exceptions will be made.
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. Please bring cash.
Free public toilets, including an accessible toilet are available next to the pop up cafe.
Please walk to Astley Pit where possible or park away from the pit and walk. Parking is extremely restricted onsite and on street outside of the pit.
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 15 minutes before your time slot but no more than 30 minutes. 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 our neighbours of Astley Green Pit.
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 here