Staff at Wythenshawe Park are warning people about coming to the park on Halloween. The fainthearted and easily frightened should keep away.
The park is preparing for its annual 'Spooky Night', to be held on the special day itself, Wednesday 31 October. It is the place to be for one of the best and scariest events of the year, although staff are concerned that it will be too much for some people.
Ian McDougal, park warden and the creative brains behind the event, says: "We need brave young adventurers to help free the land of Wythenshawe from things that go bump in the night. All kinds of fearsome creatures will be running amock in the hall garden. Help is needed to banish them away but it takes a certain kind of courage."
To step into this dark world of terror families need to come to the front of the spooky old hall. They will then pass through the entrance where they will be given a map and trail. What is actually taking place in the gardens is shrouded in secrecy, not a word will pass the lips of park staff. All they will give is some wise advice: to wrap up warm, bring torches and pens, and to watch out for what is lurking in the wooded corners.
Wythenshawe Park's free 'Spooky Night' is on Halloween, Wednesday 31 October, 5.30-8.30pm, with last entry at 8pm. There will be free parking on the Ring Field near the main entrance off Wythenshawe Road. There will also be hot food and drinks on sale to warm up those chilled bones. For more information, ring the park on 0161 998 2117.
Dave Hulme, 0161 234 4610