Chateau Le Fear and Monster Funfair just days away

Be afraid, very afraid at Chateau le Fear.  Photo: Stephen Latimer
Be afraid, very afraid at Chateau le Fear. Photo: Stephen Latimer

The doors of Derry’s Chateau Le Fear will creak open this Friday, heralding the start of the city’s Halloween celebrations.

The Chateau Le Fear: Trail of Terror will be staged nightly at Ebrington and will run from this Friday October 16 to Sunday November 1st from 6pm weekdays and 5pm weekends and during the school holidays.

Speaking about Chateau Le Fear, a spokesperson for the organisers said: “Already, social media is abuzz with interest and anticipation about the return of Chateau Le Fear at Ebrington following the hugely successful introduction of the haunted house attraction in 2014.

“With a cast of new characters ranging from the eccentric to the bizarre to the utterly grotesque, the inmates of the Chateau are just dying to meet you.

“This year’s show named ‘Trail Of Terror’ challenges you to face your deepest fears with lots of surprises along a mazy trail through the various rooms and hallways of the Chateau.”

Tickets priced £8 are available at the venue and people are advised to come early to avoid the queues. The show is open to those aged 12 and over.

The opening of Chateau Le Fear will be followed next Friday October 23 by the opening of the Monster Halloween Funfair at Ebrington Square.

The star attraction will be the 100 ft high Mac2Booster, which will be visible across the night sky.

Other amusements coming to the city include the Wild Mouse spinning rollercoaster along with the Ice Jet bob sleigh, the Superbowl, Ultra Buzz and Freak out.

Thrill seekers will also be able to jump on the Extreme Orbitor and the Wave Swinger.

Traditional rides such as The Waltzer, Dodgems and Carousel will all be returning along with the Goldmine Express, a rollercoaster for parents and children.

There will also be stalls with games and skills tests offering prizes.

The fair will run daily from Friday October 23.