While reading Autumnforest's Ghost Hunting Theories blog, I came across a zombie event that boasts that it is "the most realistic ‘film like Zombie Survival’ experience in the UK". So, I thought I'd share it with our readers here as well!
The Last Survivors
"The event is set in a real life, Government Nuclear Fallout Bunker. Although de-commissioned after World War 2, everything is still in working order.
You have survived the initial outbreak, escaped the infected and are now following a radio transmission through the desolate wastes of England… Your destination? A military bunker in the Essex countryside.
From the moment you arrive at the base you will be thrown into the apocalypse, everyone you meet will be in character, it is a totally immersive experience. Under the armed guard of specialty unit, the C.I.D.C and safely behind the blast doors of the bunker, you can breathe a sigh of relief and start to live a normal life… Just as long as nothing goes wrong…
During the 2 hour long experience you’ll be thrown into the middle of a zombie movie. Characters you’ll love to hate, difficult decisions, story changing events and all the great cliches that make watching horror so fun! You will not be fighting the zombies directly, the C.I.D.C are locked, loaded and will do their best to keep you safe. Do you have what it takes to survive?"
The experience lasts for 2 hours (without a break) and is run in 3 groups of 6 over the night (6pm - 8pm, 8pm - 10pm, and 10pm - 11:59pm). It costs £50 per ticket and anyone over the age of 16 is admitted. Due to the limited number of places each night, you will need to book in advance though, as anyone turning up without a ticket will be turned away. At the end of each run through, all survivors will be offered free tea and coffee, and there's also a shop and cafe if you want to buy any souvenirs or food. It sounds like a pretty fantastic experience, which could easily be adapted over time to stop it getting stale and encourage repeat visits. Plus the UK really needs more horror events all year round!
The organisers are currently running an offer of 30% off the ticket price in May on their Facebook page. You need to 'like' their page to get the discount count.
To find out more about the event and book tickets, visit The Last Survivors Website or to find out more about the location, you can go to the website of the secret underground bunker at Kelvedon Hatch.
This post is part of the May Monster Madness blog hop!