Looking for some of the best family-friendly Halloween events in Sussex? Shriek Week at Drusillas Park (23rd-31st October) is the perfect place to bring the kids for a fun-filled, ooky spooky day out in Sussex!

Drusillas Park, located between Brighton and Eastbourne, always conjures up oodles of eerie excitement and seasonal surprises to keep little horrors half term happy, and this year they’ve been dying to announce their annual Shriek Week is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Visitors during October half term can expect live action thrills such as Haunted Heights – Drusillas’ haunted house experience, Mummy Mayhem – a spooky takeover of the Park’s adventure maze, and the Sugar Skull Witch – a new addition for 2021.

Deputy Managing Director, Ollie Smith, commented on the upcoming event: “Shriek Week last year was sandwiched between two national lockdowns, and we weren’t able to offer all our visitor favourites such as Haunted Heights, so we are thrilled to be back in full frightening force this year – with even more awful offerings!”

“The whole Park is going to be draped in devilish décor, so there are endless photo opportunities” continued Ollie, “and our live action characters are back for those hilarious jump scares, including our new Sugar Skull Witch; a wickedly stylish character who travels via a hidden hoverboard, so will be quite literally floating around the Park!”

The visitor attraction has confirmed that curious kids can scuttle along to the Discovery Centre for some creepy crawly encounters and meet some amazing mini monsters. Drusillas’ education hub will be swarming with all manner of weird insects including cockroaches, millipedes, mealworms, locusts, and an Asian forest scorpion! Experts from their Zoo team will be available to answer everyone’s burning bug questions.

Parents can also transform their little angels into monsters at the petrifying parlour, with their selection of terrible tattoos and freaky face paint designs.

Ollie continued: “We take great care in planning events that are suitable for little ones, but still exciting for the rest of the family. Over the years we’ve perfected that family-friendly Halloween ambiance and invite visitors of all ages to enjoy a truly frightful visit! Well you know what they say… if you’ve got it, haunt it!”

Drusillas will be running a fancy dress competition for the best dressed during Shriek Week, with the chance to win a family ticket for four. Participants are asked to take a photo in costume somewhere at the Park and either email your entry to marketing@drusillas.co.uk or post it to Instagram and tag @drusillaspark with the hashtag #shriekweek. The lucky winner will be announced on 1st November.

Full details on Drusillas’ Halloween Shriek Week can be found on their website https://www.drusillas.co.uk/halloween-activities-in-east-sussex. Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am. For more information please telephone 01323 874100 or visit www.drusillas.co.uk