Anyone heading into the heart of the city by tram over the next few days is in for a spooky surprise when they arrive at Old Market Square.
The popular tram stop and has been renamed ‘Old Market Scare’ to match the Nottingham’s annual Halloween celebrations. Now in its second year, the Halloween themed attraction will be open from Friday 26 October and Wednesday 31 October.
The fun begins officially on 26 October (Friday). Old Market Scare will feature the UK’s biggest mobile ghost train, a walk-through Haunted House, and the ‘Scare’ Maxx ride. Reaching speeds of 90 Km/h, the bottom of the swing sends riders over 360 degrees and is guaranteed to disorientate and add even more thrills to the visit.
For the younger Halloween-goers, there’s an electric chair swing and a ghostly children’s rollercoaster. Those happier with their feet on the ground can enjoy the food stalls and a themed bar, all centred around a huge lit-up Halloween pumpkin. Visitors are encouraged to wear their spookiest costumes to take a selfie with the giant pumpkin.
On Halloween night itself, live entertainment and costumed characters will also take to the streets from 5:30pm adding to the spooky celebrations.
The Old Market Scare event is brought to the city by Mellors Group, organisers of the Nottingham Beach and the Winter Wonderland and Nottingham City Council. Entry to the Old Market Scare is free, but charges apply for rides and activities.
Cllr Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Localities said: “We are looking forward to celebrating Halloween in the city in style this year. There is something for everybody of all ages – from those that really go for it and look to dress up and scare themselves silly or those that like to watch and to enjoy the spectacle.
“There is lots of family friendly fun. Get yourself down to Old Market Scare over the next week and have a spine-tingling time!”
Stephanie Moss-Pearce, NET Marketing Manager said: “We’re delighted to be involved in this exciting event which will see our tram stop renamed ‘Old Market Scare’.
“By taking the tram, visitors can enjoy a hassle-free journey to the heart of the fun and they can even take advantage of our great Group Ticket offer which is running through the half-term holidays.
“Offering two adults and up to three children a day of unlimited tram travel for just a fiver, the cost of getting to the party is one thing that won’t provide a scare this Halloween!"