ScreamAcres at GreenAcres Animal Park
Last week I spent a wild evening desperately trying to escape from a horde of zombies. For fun!
ScreamAcres is a live action event where people can run around being chased by the undead. By day GreenAcres is a farm park with animals and playgrounds for the family to enjoy. By night, however, we were launched directly into the midst of a zombie apocalypse – with soldiers losing their grip on a ramshackle shelter and all hell breaking loose.
I found myself first hauled around who knows where in the dark, in the back of an army truck. Then we were scanned for signs of the contagious virus inside the base by the soldiers. After this the hazy grip on civilisation was lost, and we were over run with zombies.
There followed an adrenaline fuelled race through the dark, trying to avoid the undead. Lost amongst disorientating smoke and lights, crawling around a maze and navigating various horrific rooms – all the while avoiding the swarming creatures.
I couldn’t help but get sucked into the whole scenario and whole heartedly become an active participant. It was very easy to be absorbed into the ScreamAcres world, with dozens of actors creating the roles.
Though nerve-racking, I found myself working out how to avoid the zombies like I was right in the middle of an episode of The Walking Dead. How do I get past this zombie? Do I make a noise to distract them? Crazy thoughts such as these became normal in my attempt to escape.
ScreamAcres was a total thrill; a real life role playing game with genuine frights. It really made me think too, as I tried to work out the best way to survive the adventure. The experience is extremely well put together, with a large cast all contributing to the scares and action.
Highly recommended – if you dare…!
The ScreamAcres website is here.
GreenAcres Animal Park, Mancot, Deeside, Flintshire