Horror at Hinchingbrooke House
It’s very hard not to be impressed with Horror at Hinchingbrooke House. It’s got a really eerie vibe to it. The scenes perhaps don’t have the finesse and detail of say those at Tulleys, but they are VERY good. We had a wonderful night out at Horror at Hinchingbrooke House.
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It’s been a busy Halloween 2018 season, I wasn’t expecting to do anything after Scarefest. However, the cool kids at Horror at Hinchingbrooke House got in touch and invited us down to experience their maze. As we had a child free weekend, we made a the short drive to Huntingdon to experience it!
Where is Horror at Hinchingbrooke House ?
Horror at Hinchingbrooke House is located in Huntingdon, just a short way off the A14. Normally Hinchingbrooke House is a school, however when the school closes for October half term it is (VERY) quickly turned into a very unique horror experience.
What is Horror at Hinchingbrooke House?
It’s a very unique horror maze experience that takes you through Hinchingbrooke House. You then go outside and through several other buildings, the woodland, and some temporary structures too. The whole experience lasts around an hour. When you book your tickets you are given an hour window – for example 6.30pm-7.30pm. Your experience will start at some time during that slot.
Horror at Hinchingbrooke House has many different scenes, themed around a variety horror films and TV shows. These include Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, It, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and MANY more. They all have their own style, music, and scares.
What is Horror at Hinchingbrooke House like?
It’s VERY VERY good. Considering the attraction is only there for NINE nights, they really have done incredibly well with the scenes and theming. Hinchingbrooke House is a very old building, and the it really adds a special something to the experience. The slightly musty smell in the air is real.. The old books in the library are real. It’s so bloody cool.
The scares come at a good pace. You’re not being screamed at constantly. They have paced everything really well to build a little bit of tension between scares. However they don’t leave you wandering aimlessly, and waiting for too long. At no point during the journey through did the maze feel ‘understaffed’ you get a very full on experience.
There is a very clever ‘Walking Dead’ themed hooded section where you are sent up to ‘Easy Street’. The ‘zombies’ attack with a fair amount of force adding a real tension between encounters.
The make-up and effects are very good too. It’s a very slick operation.
Is there anything else to do at Horror at Hinchingbrooke House?
No.. Not really, it’s not a full on ‘festival’ like Tulleys is. There are food and drink stands, some toilets and some roaming actors in and around the queue. It’s not really equipped for you to spend a ‘night out’ there. However, you don’t really need it! You simply go, do the Horror at Hinchingbrooke House experience, and then grab a bite to eat.
It’s very hard not to be impressed with Horror at Hinchingbrooke House. It’s got a really eerie vibe to it. The scenes perhaps don’t have the finesse and detail of say those at Tulleys, but they are VERY good. We had a wonderful night out at Horror at Hinchingbrooke House, the actors were all on top form and were fully throwing themselves into character. The soundtracks throughout the mazes are really good, and you can sometimes guess the scene from the music as you enter.
From looking online it really seems like Horror at Hinchingbrooke House gets a lot of people coming back year after year. I can understand why. Each year they give it a refresh and change scenes around to keep it fresh and interesting. It’s not the biggest halloween attraction I’ve visited, however it’s definitely one of the best. These smaller, independant experiences are nipping at the heels of the bigger ones – and rightly so. The tickets are very good value, and because of the relatively short ‘run’ it’s likely to sell out. If you’re near to Huntingdon, or even if you’re not – I can’t recommend it enough.
It was our first visit to Horror at Hinchingbrooke House, however I doubt it will be the last. You can book tickets for Horror at Hinchingbrooke House here.
Check out my vlog with an exclusive Maze walkthrough below –
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Review - Horror at Hinchingbrooke House - Kip Hakes