Drusillas, the family theme in Sussex, is preparing for some spooky fun this October half-term, with the Shriek Week event.

Visitors to the much-loved theme park will be able to enjoy live action thrills, including a Drusillas’ haunted house experience, Haunted Heights, Mummy Mayhem and a spooky invasion of the park’s adventure maze. New to the 2021 Shriek Week event will be the Sugar Skull Witch.

The venue’s Discovery Centre will be home to some creepy crawly encounters, with visitors having the opportunity to meet some real mini monsters, including millipedes, mealworms, cockroaches, locusts, and even an Asian forest scorpion.

Ollie Smooth, deputy managing director at Drusillas Park, commented on the return of the Halloween festival: “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 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!” Smooth continued.

Shriek Week will be running at Drusillas Park from 23 to 31 October 2021.