Just the word dungeon has always been a bit creepy to me and The Blackpool Tower Dungeon was no exception. I love visiting Blackpool but I have never entertained going into the dungeons I’m not for being scared or creeped out or anything, however I wasn’t ever 100% sure exactly what did happen in the dungeons!
When we were asked if we would like to visit for their Halloween special this half term I jumped at the chance, Olivia wasn’t really too sure so I decided to take my niece for added support incase she got a bit scared. I mean, it’s for children from the age of 3, but recommended for kids over 8 and adults alike. It couldn’t be that scary could it????
This Halloween Blackpool Tower Dungeon plays host to the Home of Halloween family experience this October, complete with over 800 pumpkins, a host of characters, electrifying special effects and stories.
Join the cast of horribly hilarious characters as you embark on a journey of mischief and mayhem. Meet the Witch Finder General and mysterious witches before being accused of a terrible ‘witchy’ crime, plus take a ride on our ‘for those who dare’ drop ride for a real thrill.
Could it be that scary? Yes. it was.
The tour of the dungeons consists of being shown introduced to some of the most horrible tales from the country’s past in 10 actor led shows with all the props and atmosphere taking you right into the spirit of it. Recounting their tales in the scariest way possible with bits of humour injected too. If you are lucky you too will be called upon to experience the stories first hand, do you fancy losing your tongue to the torturer? Nah me neither. The same went for Olivia, in fact, she was so horrified, and possibly traumatised for life, that it was here we had to leave the show.
True to it’s word, it was pretty grisly and utterly terrifying and proved far too much for Olivia and we had to excuse ourselves from the rest of the tour (me I was loving it, I could see the humour as did all other kids big and small visiting too, but not lil miss drama queen) I honestly did not think she would react that way, but then again I didn’t have any idea of what to expect so lesson learnt, less grisly, more Disney! I have to mention all the actors and staff were really great with her and as bad as I felt were assured we weren’t the first, and definitely won’t be the last I can attest to that.
The Halloween special runs to 1st November so why not take your little terrors to the dungeons for a trip they will never forget!
Head over to Blackpool Tower Dungeon to plan your visit. I recommend booking in advance as Blackpool was ridiculously busy on Monday for half term week and the queues for the tower especially were super long. If you pre book online you can also gain some great discounts and save yourself a few pennies in the process.
Tickets from £10.50 for children and £13.50 for adults
If you fancy a more ‘grown up’ experience head to the dungeons on 31st October 2015 to for a unique ‘Where’s Jack’ night. Strictly over 18’s only though!
Tickets £19.95 per person.
*Disclaimer: We were provided with complimentary tickets for the Blackpool Tower dungeons, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own based on our experience*