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Autumn is definitely here, the nights are much darker and colder. As we head towards Halloween, why not head for the North East’s scariest event of the year, Psycho Path?
Starting on the 11th October until 31st October. Psycho Path is an interactive scream experience. It takes place at Lintz Hall Farm in Burnopfield. The 700 acres of land host four scare attractions in the Fear Ground.
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Visiting Psycho Path
On a dark October night with a full moon hanging menacingly in the sky we set out to visit Psycho Path. We were not sure what to expect and ready for anything.
The event take place on farmland. We drove into the event where we were directed to a parking place on a field. It was a short walk into Psycho Path itself but we did have to queue for a little while outside.
As we entered the strange world of Psycho Path the inhabitants warned us to beware, we would not survive the night. Undaunted we strode on into the Anarchy Arcade.
This zone lulls you into a false sense of safety. While it is strange and a host of freaky characters wander around, some looking extremely menacing, you can enjoy food from a host of street food vendors. There are plenty of different drinks available. At the far end is a stage with entertainment, we saw a magician and a fire eater. There are also fairground rides.
In this area you can also visit iScream, with its clown maze and freak show. We didn’t stop here but went straight for the Psycho Path trail.
On the Psycho Path Trail
Leaving the relative safety of the Anarchy Arcade we took to the Psycho Path trail. Balaclava wearing thugs hustled us into the back of a blacked out van. We were told no phones and no talking and the doors slammed shut. With wheels shrieking we were off, bouncing along rough farm tracks, trying to hold on in the back of the van, wondering what was next.
The van halts suddenly and the doors open, a voice telling you to get out now. A pitch black trail stretches in front and you can hear screaming ahead. You wonder if you did the right thing but it is too late, you can’t turn back.
Passing through a gate you enter the hellish world of Psycho Path. It is like stepping into a horror film. You have no idea what will be around the next corner and the suspense is intense. Murderous psychopaths, baseball bat wielding lunatics and chainsaw wielding manics are some of the characters you encounter. Trying to negotiate round buildings and cars in the dark adds to the fear factor and we were soon screaming with the rest.
The event is scary but great fun. You have no idea what will leap out at you or who is round the next bend. The actors are allowed to touch you and my ankle was grabbed on one occasion but fortunately we got out alive.
If you get too scared there are several safe zones along the way. If you go here you will be assisted back to the main area.
There is a bar area when you finish the trail, it’s thirsty work being scared. You also catch a van back to the Anarchy Arcade here.
What can you do at Psycho Path?
There is plenty to do at Psycho Path. Visit the Anarchy Arcade and take in the range of entertainment and enjoy some food and drink.
Try out iScream, the scary clown maze and arcade. Once you have done this take to the Psycho Path trail and wander through the woods into abandoned houses, burning barrels and run away from the menacing characters.
At the end of the trail you enter the post-apocalyptic wasteland, Psycho City, where the inhabitants of Psycho Path are running wild. Prepare to be afraid.
Where is Psycho Path?
You can find Psycho Path just outside Burnopfield at Lintz Hall Farm.
Lintz Hall Farm
Newcastle upon Tyne
Is parking available?
Parking is available on site. I would advise arriving well ahead of time as a lot of cars will be trying to get into one entrance and there may be queues.
Parking costs £2. You need to book when you book your tickets.
What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable and warm. You will be scrambling through woods in the dark and it could be muddy. It may also rain so make sure you have something waterproof.
The paths can be steep so wear sensible shoes. You do get quite warm as you move along the trail so layers are a good idea. That way you can remove some.
Where can I get tickets
Tickets are available from the Psycho Path website at https://www.psycho-path.co.uk/
Tickets start at £30 and those aged 13 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children are not allowed.
Fortunately children do not need to miss out. In partnership with Metro Radio and Gateshead College Psycho Path are hosting the Family Frightfest. This is a separate attraction suitable for children which includes pumpkin carving, spooky stories, stage shows and a fun scare maze.
The Family Frightfest takes place on 19, 20, 26, 27 and 31 October between 11am and 4:30pm and tickets are priced at £7 for children, £10 for adults and a family pass for two children and two adults is also available, costing £29.
For more information or to buy tickets for the event, visit www.psycho-path.co.uk.
Will there be food and drink available?
There is plenty of food available, you won’t know what to choose. Many of the street food vendors are familiar from events like the Proper Food and Drink festival. You can get duck warps at Hatch 76, gourmet cheese sandwiches at Grillas or choose a pizza from The Pizza Van or Hadrian’s Pizza. You can even treat yourself to a chicken parmo, the Middlesbrough speciality, from Parm-O-Rama.
There are plenty of drinks on offer, from coffee at Coffee Supreme or Monument Coffee Co. If you fancy something stronger you can get mulled wine or cider and a wide variety of beers. We even tried Psycho Larger! For something a bit different try Psycho Sid’s Gin and Fizz Bar
What we thought
If you are looking for a scary Halloween event to enjoy with friends Psycho Path is the place to go. It is great fun whilst being scary and you never know what to expect next. It is like nothing you have ever done before.
The special effects and attention to detail is amazing. You will find your heart racing and your nerves tingling as you negotiate the trail. At times you will wonder if you will ever get out alive.
The whole experience was really enjoyable and we would definitely go back again. Do make sure you dress appropriately and be aware there is quite a lot of walking involved.
Have you ever been to Psycho Path? What did you think? Let me know below.
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