Forest, Did You Go?
Photographs by Patrick
Shiverpool took up residence
in Formby Pinewoods for Halloween and is set to become the hottest
scare attraction for 2013 on the back of the 2012 event! Despite the
weather, Formby's famous Pinewoods, at the back of Shorrocks Hill,
was changed into an exciting new scare attraction for an amazing
week. This is very different to many of the indoor
attractions and the dark woods aloud for some very terrifying
thrills. Noticeably, indoor events are not as affected to weather,
and October is often a bit cold, windy and wet, but oddly adds to
its attraction. In fact the creaking limbs and the space
that this event has makes you feel uneasy, add theatre equipment and
special effects, the cold and damp... Well you have a very creepy
and unique attraction! Some said it remind them of the X-Files
and others of the Blur Witch
Project. At times you could
hear the strange, brooding sounds echoing around the sand dunes, so
you did not need to be at the attraction to get a fright.
As the mischievous fairies, monsters, ghouls and demons ran amok, it
was interesting that sound levels were kept at a sensible level.
it was also fantastic to see that nearly all those attending
respected the residents in the area and kept quite when leaving and
entering the area.
As this was the first year, we
popped over to see what was on offer. We have to say, the
market offing hot food and scary cakes, did have the most delicious
home made mushroom soup, from a shop in Liverpool City Centre.
Before heading around we took a
look at the games on offer and the static entertainment that
included a young lady in a table, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and
The attraction offered 3 levels of
fear, starting with the children's event, then slightly later on, it
gradually got more frightening, ending the night with the most scary
activities. We where also impressed by all the cast, as some
of them stood exceptionally still, for hours, in the cold, with very
thin clothing on, just to give you a fright!
After going round we have to admit
we also sampled the food on offer, it after we had been recommended
to try by a lot of the punters who spoke to us.
We decided to rate this
attraction as 4˝ out of 5 bones.
We nearly gave it 5 bones, but it has some room for
From what we did see, mind you,
if they do run it again, and we hope they do, it will be a must see
attraction for next October! Lets hope it gets bigger and
better next year! Well done to all the group who put it
on... A fantastic new addition to the Merseyside event
calendar! We look forward to seeing it back in 2013!!!
If you attended, please let us
know what you thought of the event by emailing us to:-
If you want more information about
the event, why not visit the official website by go to:-
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