8,000 people attend Forbidden Corner’s Halloween festival

More than 8,000 people attended the spooktacular Halloween festival at the Forbidden Corner which ran over half-term.

Decorations and surprises began upon entering at the visitor centre itself and featured an array of ghouls and monsters, giving visitors a taste of what was to come.

The gardens were decorated mostly using local materials and many of the spooky attractions were designed and built by The Forbidden Corner’s staff members.

Darren Weatherill, operations manager at The Forbidden Corner, said: “What a great turn out and we were thrilled by all the really great costumes (and acting!).”

There was also a fancy dress competition held during the festival, with prizes for all who entered

Congratulations to the adult’s winner Rebecca Miller, children’s winner Frances Jeffries, and children’s runners up Laila and Ottilie Kniveton, and Hugo Carr.

Leo Morris, director of Tupgill Park, said: “I am absolutely blown away by the dedication and hard work of all the Staff here at Tupgill Park.

“Not only have we broken all records the staff and customers have really had such a fun time.”

He added: “Our Saddle Room Restaurant and wedding venue also enjoyed a bumper Halloween with many weddings, and the restaurant and accommodation being fully booked.”

The team at Tupgill Park are now looking forward to the remainder of the season with plans underway for their Christmas events, as well as many exciting ideas on the horizon for 2023.