ALTON Towers Resort’s award-winning Scarefest event is returning for 2017, promising to deliver more spine-tingling terror than ever before. This year, a brand new Scare Maze, The Welcoming: Be Chosen, joins the terrifying line-up, set to not only be a petrifying experience in itself, but also providing a first glimpse into the resort’s new attraction for 2018, currently codenamed ‘Secret Weapon 8’.

The woods surrounding the village of Alton harbor a mysterious group, which until recent sightings were unseen by the modern world. Whispers around the village say that the group are angered by people abusing the world’s natural resources and the rapid advance of technology. Every year the secluded group host a festival to celebrate their own interpretation of Halloween – paying homage to the earth and celebrating the crossover between the living world and the dead. The group have recently infiltrated the Alton Towers Resort and for the first time are allowing outsiders to celebrate with them. But what part will you (‘the outsiders’) play in this ritual?

Scarefest is the UK’s biggest and best Halloween event for all ages and this year sees the return of award winning Scare Mazes from previous years: Sub Species: The End Games, Altonville Mine Tours and Terror of the Towers – as well as the spooky walkthrough experience for families with children aged 8+, House Of Monsters, introduced last year.

Spooktacular entertainment awaits for all ages, with the Alton Ancestors flashmob taking place throughout the day, and the park’s own cast of silly spooks – the Freaky Four – performing energetic live shows perfect for younger guests. The park’s rides and attractions also stay open until 9pm every single night, meaning visitors can enjoy the added thrill of taking on these breathtaking rides in the dark.

Scarefest 2017 will take place on October 7, 8, 14, 15, and every day from October 20-31 at Alton Towers Resort. Visit for more information and to book tickets.

More details about Alton Towers Resort’s mysterious new development, coming 2018, can be found at

Prices and information:

· Scare Maze tickets start from £8, and can be prebooked at

· The Welcoming: Be Chosen, Sub Species: The End Games, Altonville Mine Tours and Terror Of The Towers all have a strict 15+ age limit

· Theme Park tickets available from £32 for an adult and £27.50 for a child when booked online at 5+ days prior to visit

· Hotel stays start from just £130 per person per night based on 4 sharing on a B&B basis when booked online at

The South Wales Argus has teamed up with the event to offer one family ticket (two adults and two children) to Scarefest 2017 at the Alton Towers Resort. To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the following question: What is the name of the brand new Scare Maze at the Alton Towers Scarefest event?

Send your answer, name, address and contact details on a postcard to Scarefest Competition, Samantha Newman, South Wales Argus, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 3QN or you can enter by text. Start your message with SCARE, leave a space and then send your answer, name and address to 80360. Messages cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge. Service provided by Newsquest Media Group.

The prize consists of 4 tickets which are valid on open dates until October 31, 2017. The pass is for entry into the theme park only and does not include food or drink, fastrack or any additional; paid for activities. Tickets are non-transferable. Details of open dates can be found at

Terms and Conditions at

Closing date: October 8, 2017.