Hallowe’en safari around ‘Dollywood’

A Fulbeck-based mannequin hire company is hosting a new event in October to delight fans of all things scary and mysterious while keeping things Covid safe.

Roll up for the Hallowe'en Safari at Mannakin's yard near Caythorpe. EMN-200928-154759001

“Visually at night, this place is really something different,” says Roz Edwards, director of Mannakin, who has run Hallowe’en events ranging from grisly tableaux to murder mystery team events at her mannequin salvage yard for the last five years.

Roz stores hundreds of recycled shop mannequins at her business headquarters, nicknamed Dollywood, which she hires out or sells to a range of fashion retailers, exhibitions, theatre and TV clients.

“We’ve been asked countless times what it is like on our two acre site at night and so in response to that we decided to create the opportunity for people to find out for themselves.

This year the team have had to come up with a new, socially-distanced and safe way of putting on the event.

Roz said: “We usually do what we call an Awful Halloween Walk around our yard at night.

“It’s advertised as the worlds worst Halloween event with low or no lighting and trip hazards. Visitors are advised to bring a torch.

“It’s been a great success in the past.

“This year however the, as we all know, have changed. And so we are doing a drive through ‘safari’ instead.”

This year they have also had to do without volunteer actors which they recruit to spice up the scenes and generate even greater scares.

Booking visitors will be invited to drive through the premises on a “Halloween safari” in a mannequin graveyard.

Tickets are £10 per vehicle. Entry at own risk to the yard at Fulbeck Lowfields at NG32 3JD.

You are advised not to get out of your vehicle. The event runs from 6-9pm on October 16 with more days to follow, says Roz.

To book in go to Ticket Tailor at https://lnkd.in/enBtPtU.

State a rough time – cars will be dispatched every 10 mins.

They suggest a small van or saloon car when visiting – bigger vehicles might find some corners a bit tight.