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Plans for improved experience for Halloween attraction in Norfolk

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The organisers of a new horror attraction have apologised to visitors for last year’s event, saying 2021’s will be bigger and better.

Deputy manager of Nightmares in Norfolk, Charlie Roaf, said October’s event was planned at the last minute, and will be an improved experience at a new location in 2021, Covid permitting.

The fist ever Nightmares in Norfolk took place off the A17 in Walpole Cross Keys for Halloween.

Charlie Roaf, deputy manager of Nightmares in Norfolk. Picture: SUBMITTED
Charlie Roaf, deputy manager of Nightmares in Norfolk. Picture: SUBMITTED

And preparations are stepping up for next October’s event with a new location being sought. It is hoped this will be just outside Lynn, but the location has not been confirmed at this stage.

Mr Roaf said: “Last year, it did not go too well as we only started planning in August.

“My manager and myself are now in the process of making it bigger and more professional. We know where we went wrong last time and believe we will improve on that.”

The attraction is aimed at those aged 13 and above, and has been described as a “realistic and intense horror attraction”, which includes a mirror maze, dry ice and smoke machines, as well as chainsaws.

There are plans to increase the number of actors to 30 after there were 11 last year.

Mr Roaf and his manager are also looking to increase the number of scare mazes at the new attraction from three to six.

They have earmarked October 27-31 for this year’s event after it ran for three days last year.

Both Mr Roaf and his manager worked in scare acting prior to setting up Nightmares in Norfolk.

They were both employed by Horror at Hinchingbrooke House in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

Mr Roaf said: “We would like to deeply apologise for last year’s experience and we want to improve it for this year to make it a much better experience.”

Last year, the attraction followed Covid-19 measures including hand sanitiser, booked time slots and social distancing.

If this year’s event is cancelled, visitors can rearrange their booking for another time and date.

The website can be found by searching https://www.nightmareinnorfolk.com/

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