Once reunited we were chased, scared and cajoled throughout. It makes sense 100% where budgets are concerned and I'm hoping that similarly to Shocktoberfest that as the event grows as to will the external theming. The atmosphere is almost identical, and the cast of roaming characters is as fun and engaging as anything seen at Shocktoberfest. The 'children' themselves are disturbing, as you would imagine. My five friends and I visited Tulley's The Howl on Saturday 10th October 2015.
Overall the event was superb and we look forward to seeing how this event can expand and evolve in the future. It was camp, it was silly, it was tongue in cheek innuendo-filled Britishness and it worked perfectly to whip up the crowd's excitement! Squealers Yard is probably the longest of the attractions at the park and was definitely our favourite. It actually gave me Wineville Chicken Coop Murder vibes which added to the continuation of the dark undertones. It clearly works for many, which is why you see this replicated so often, and by the sounds of the other guests' screams it was doing its job perfectly - it's just when you've done as many as I have it gets hard to get excited. Wide open sets including actual slides, the most disorientating vortex tunnel I've ever experienced and finally the double whammy. I'm sure there are reasons, but for some reason the actors at The Howl are not permitted to touch you and because the strobe here was a little too slow and the walls a little too bright, any surprises and subsequent jump scares were scuppered. And hiw is it kept so clean with all yge kids there i really didn't know.
It was a matter of pushing through with serious strength as the walls pushed inwards on you in the darkness. So what could we expect from 'Tulley's The Howl'? I went with two teenagers who loved the scare actors walking around the park and they were very interactive with them. The set consisted of slides, ball pits and oversized dice and although I personally am not particularly frightened of clowns anyone one who is should enter this maze cautiously. The entire park had been decorated with pumpkins, corn plants and dead branches which all tied the event together. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
We were all counted as we entered the arena where Esmerlda the beloved and comical character from Tulley's Shocktober Fest was entertaining the audience with stand up comedy. By 2014, the Shocktober Fest scream park was now an established world class Halloween event that welcomed 60,000 visitors to be involved in the immersive scare experiences. The finale to the maze was a room full of bouncy clown characters jumping around above you and chasing you out. So finally, the first new-for-me haunt of the 2017 season! As soon as the intro had finished one of the best live actors opened up a hatch in the shop counter letting us into the 'back room' through a door. The ending made some sense, good maze. Fortunately for them, with the strength of the Tulleys brand behind them, it really feels like an established and complete scream park, and will clearly go from strength to strength.
One section was similar to the cellar having a inflatable animal. The Dark Scare Factor 8 The clue is really in the title as this maze really is dark. Halloween is here and for the first time ever we went to The Howl Scream Park to experience the parks 5 top class mazes. I'm so glad I finally got around to visiting and I can't wait to watch this park continue to grow year after year. Entering a hotel full of inhabitants you are greeted by workers and occupants alike as you make your way through the maze. Every year we try to improve the experience so that adults and children alike have a great time! We started at the back of the park and worked our way forwards, and accidentally ended up doing the mazes in order of extremity! We were then instructed to assemble into a conga line to prevent losing someone in the maze and then we entered. Tulleys the howl is a new scream park at mead open farm.
House of Hounds I did no research on the park before going so everything was a surprise for me, which is rare yet proved excellent at the same time and this started in the House of Hounds. At the start there was two routes of which I got sent down one by myself never to see the rest of the group again. Squealer's Yard Scare Factor 9 Squealers yard was by far one of the longest and most intense attractions at Tulley's The Howl and I was suprised by the originality and attention to detail this horror maze had to offer. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of 'spooky circus' mazes. I love haunted hotel themes because there's just so much you can do with them and thus you never really know what to expect! The promo images don't really give a lot away with this one and I guess it could be argued that the lack of external theming around the park really does mean that what lies within is one giant, horrifying mystery. Then we turned to face a waist level squeeze cushion - kind of terrifying when being pursued by a monster! The maze threw us off guard almost immediately with an intriguing trick that left some of the team wandering through parts of the maze on their own.
That said, it did make it difficult to take many interesting pics as obviously photos are not permitted within the attractions so forgive me! Mr Topper's Slay Barn Scare Factor 7 Mr Topper's Slay Barn was the classic Circus and clown themed attraction at Tulley's The Howl. Honestly if the rain wasn't starting to come down heavy we likely would have grabbed a beer and stood cackling around the fire for a bit. So after researching the event further without a doubt we booked the X Scream tickets online for only £11. The Shed is effectively The Cellar, The Dark is The Volt, Mr Toppers Slayground is Nightshade Circus, and the Haunted House is ahem The Haunted House. Walking into what is just a shed like theme it takes what many have abandoned in their own sheds and uses it as a theme of clutter as you make your way in and out of the building. Of course, what would a maze about flesh acting characters be without a few obligatory chainsaws? Young pregnant Chastity was particularly engaging as was grandmother who seemed to take a liking to several men in our group.
So yh, that's a thing. Gross dirty laundry hanging up, dated old household items strewn around the place and creatures that torment you as you wander around the property. This maze managed it with dark spots, tight scenery with many actors and a smoke filled room where you had no chance to see what was coming. It is very impressive with scares being impressive overall. The Howl is an awesome night out full of fun and screams. The theming is very rustic and makes excellent use of found items which works perfectly with the overarching farmy theme of the park. On arrival we exchanged our booking confirmation sheet for 6 tickets very quickly and went straight into the park.