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Scare fest Halloween walk through in Ashley will have ‘quiet hour’ for timid toddlers





A WALK-through Halloween attraction in Ashley is offering a “quiet hour” for timid toddlers followed by a “full experience” for braver visitors.

Dean and Sandra Mitchell have been running the event since 2015 and locally it has grown into a hotly anticipated Halloween offering.

The walk-through will have ‘quiet hour’ for timid toddlers
The walk-through will have ‘quiet hour’ for timid toddlers

One year more than 400 people visited it, but Sandra says she has “toned things down” since, adding: “That was a bit overwhelming and we do not have the parking to cope with so many people, they were queuing down the street for over four hours to get in!”

Although the scarefest walk is not so horrifying, Sandra says it still contains “plenty of frightening features” to please gore lovers.

Creators of Halloween walk through in Ashley are promising 'frightening treats' for visitors
Creators of Halloween walk through in Ashley are promising 'frightening treats' for visitors

She said: “It takes us about three weeks to get it all ready and we started earlier than usual this year as we have so many people wanting to come to see it.

“We are not saying what we are having this year as we do not want to spoil the surprise, but I think everyone will be happy.”

The couple first started their Halloween walk-through when they lived in Hordle and continued it when they moved to Ashley.

Halloween walk through at Ashley is an hotly anticipated event
Halloween walk through at Ashley is an hotly anticipated event

Sandra, a delivery driver, said: “I have always loved Halloween and it sounds a bit crazy, but I love frightening people! I get a lot of my ideas from America where Halloween is such a big thing.

“I am also a member of several Halloween social media groups where we all swap ideas as well.

“I just love seeing people enjoying themselves and it is always fun deciding on a different theme every year. We love it all, the planning, creating and then spending the night jumping out on visitors. It’s such fun.”

There is a £1 entry fee for the walk through which is payable with cash or by scanning a QR code at the entrance.

All money raised go to charity this year’s being All Dogs Matter which rescues and rehomes dogs.

The walk through on Andrew Lane, Ashley, is open on 31st October from 5-6pm for quiet hour and 6.30pm-8.30pm for the full experience.

For more information email scarenia3@gmail.com



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