Family-favourite attraction, Drayton Manor Park is promising far more treats than tricks this Halloween, with an exciting line-up of spook-tacular activities and entertainment, with hay bales, trails and pumpkins aplenty.

From Saturday 16 October – Sunday 31 October, the Staffordshire based-theme park is inviting families across the country to join in all the frightful fun, with wicked additions and its 100+ rides & attractions – including Europe’s only Thomas Land and 15-acre conservation zoo.

Brave young ghost-hunters can step into Thomas Land to see their favourite characters brought to life with special Halloween-themed shows at Knapford Station Balcony, as well as getting the chance to Trick or Treat with the much-loved Fat Controller. Super-fangs of the popular children’s television programme can also enjoy ghoulish meet and greets with all their favourite Thomas and Friends™ characters, including the Fat Controller and his cheeky sidekicks, Rusty and Dusty.

Those seeking more than just a few thrills can put their detective skills to the test with the Hay Bale Trail. Located in six areas throughout the park, including Thomas Land, visitors can follow clues to find haunting hay bales and trivia questions – with a chance to win a spook-tacular treat at the end.

Rory the Lion will be set to entertain guests with a bewitching Boo Bash, including disco and games for little ones, and the Nutty Professor and Frankenstein will also be keeping visitors on their toes with wonderfully wicked street performances throughout the park.

The park’s full selection of exhilarating rides and attractions, including thrill favourites such as Apocalypse, Shockwave and Maelstrom, the new Adventure Cove nautical area with River Rapids, and Thomas Land’s 25+ rides including the Troublesome Trucks Runaway Rollercoaster for mini coaster fans, will be open throughout half-term.

Any guests attending on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October will also be able to enjoy the Brit-tastic Fireworks Extravaganza, which features an awe-inspiring fireworks and laser display, set to an upbeat British soundtrack, commemorating the last year.

William Bryan, Managing Director at Drayton Manor Park, said: “We are thrilled to be back with our spook-tacular Halloween festivities this October half-term!

“We wanted to make this our most frightfully-fun Halloween yet, and we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors from across the country to get involved in all the spooky entertainment and activities we have planned, with plenty of treats for the whole family along the way!”

Drayton Manor Park also offers flexible Stay and Play packages, so the fun doesn’t have to end when the day does. After a busy day exploring the attractions, guests can rest up in one of Drayton Manor Hotel’s 150 family rooms – including 15 Thomas & Friends™ themed bedrooms – before starting the morning by enjoying a character breakfast with the Fat Controller and his friends.

Tickets are now available online at draytonmanor.co.uk/halloween and guests are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.