ORGANISERS of a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween horror event have cancelled it just days before it was due to take place.

Working with Tatton Events, part of the Tatton Group, Immersive North was due to stage Scarewood, an interactive 15+ horror experience for Halloween, in addition to family-friendly activities during half term, October 19 to 28, at Tatton Wood, Yarwood Heath Farm.

For adults and older children the evening Halloween show, Scarewood, promised 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 was also set to be daytime fun for all the family at Cacklewood, when youngsters trick or treated on the Terror Trail, listened to spooky tales at the pumpkin-carving patch, sang along to a ghoulish panto and enjoyed face painting, slime and street food.

Tatton Group said in a statement: "Scarewood and Cacklewood cannot run this year for reasons and situations far beyond our control.

"We have refunded any monies directly to those who have bought tickets with our sincerest apologies. 

"At no point could we have anticipated the issues we have encountered, and our intentions to develop something special in the region remain.

"However we felt that this year with an unforeseen change in circumstances it would have been impossible to put on the kind of events we had envisaged.

"We are however, already planning a ‘spooktacular’ event for 2019, more details of which will be revealed soon.”