IF you go down to Tatton Wood you’re sure of a big surprise – Cheshire’s First FrightFest.

Tatton Group is teaming up with an immersive theatre company to bring a series of ‘spooktacular’ events to Cheshire for the first time this autumn.

Working with Tatton Events, Immersive North, one the north west’s leading attraction and event specialists, is bringing an interactive 15+ horror experience for Halloween, in addition to family-friendly activities during October’s half-term week.

For adults and older children, the evening Halloween show, ‘Scarewood’, promises a dark world with a fright in every corner of Tatton Wood, with demonic forest folk, roaming zombies, monsters, creatures of the night and creepy clowns.

There will also be daytime fun for all the family, when the youngsters trick or treat on the Terror Trail, hear spooky stories at the pumpkin carving patch, sing along to a ghoulish panto and enjoy face painting, slime and street food.

As the sun begins to set there will be a lantern walk deep into the woods for one final ghost story before teatime.

Scarewood is not for the faint-hearted, and uses strobe lighting, non-toxic smoke effects and loud bangs.

Richard Cottier of Immersive North said: “Immersive theatre, where audience members are thrown into the midst of the action, is now really popular.

“This is not a traditional theatre-going experience, but if you are a fan of theatre shows, big events and spectacular happenings then our Halloween week of events for all ages is something you won’t want to miss.”

Henry Brooks, managing director of the Tatton Group, said: “The Tatton Estate is a perfect setting for Scarewood and these Halloween-themed events.

“This will be a unique event for Cheshire, and we are delighted to be working with Immersive North to bring something I am sure will be a brilliant day out for everyone and which will live long in the memories of all those who dare to attend.”

Scarewood is recruiting for its ‘Army of Darkness’. Anyone who is a fan of horror movies can apply to be part of Immersive Theatre’s terror team.

Richard Cottier added: “We are looking for people to join us and help make this a wonderful event. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to be part of a big theatrical happening.

“We are looking for actors to be zombies and creatures of the night and to join the Darklord’s army - no experience is necessary because full training will be given.

“Also, if you have a passion for costume or make-up or are looking for work experience Scarewood has a place for you too.”

To apply for either email darklord@scarewood.co.uk or go to facebook.com/scarewood/

Tickets are available at scarewood.co.uk