The Haunted Forest®, 30 Oct 2021, Inanda Country Base.
The Haunted Forest®, now in its sixth year, is a flagship Halloween event held in Gauteng. The event has continuously grown since its inception in 2016, with this year taking a wicked leap into the world of horror and fright, "Apocalypse".
Join us for this Hallows Festival with a Haunted Forest walk themed "Apocalypse", multiple life size horror scenes to meander amongst, a big screen showing the freakiest Horror Films and perhaps challenge the strong man in the village of freaks!
The wee ones, we have you, with a Trick or Treat festival walk.
16:00 GATES OPEN
16:30 - FILM 1 (12 AND UNDER FRIENDLY)
16:30 - HALLOWEEN GAMES OPEN
18:00 - TRICK OR TREAT (ON THE MAIN FIELD)
18:00 - FILM 2 (PG)
20:00 - HAUNTED FOREST WALK OPEN (PG) Not recommended for small children
20:00 - HAUNTED HOUSE OPEN (PG) Not recommended for small children
20:00 - FILM 3 (ADULT)
Closing will depend on the lock down level at that time.
Times might change.
We do not take responsibilities for nightmares.
No, you can not just drop off your kids, all kids 18 and under have to be accompanied by an adult of 21 or over.
Please bring ONE of the following below
A) Proof of having COVID in the past.
B) COVID antibody test
C) A negative COVID test no older than 72 hours
D) Proof of receiving your first vaccination.
E) COVID Vaccination Certificate
We will also have a rapid testing station service available at the venue:
R250 cash only
If you do not pass the test, you will not be allowed to enter the event and tickets are non-refundable.
Those that are joining us for the first time, This Halloween Festival is part of the Picnics in the Park series meaning it is a themed picnic with various activations for you to enjoy, the event consists of a Forest, Picnic Area with Big Screen and a Scare area.
This year we have to do things a bit differently, first to close and last to re-open, things are not going to be the same in the festival industry for some time, so please work with us as we deliver The Haunted Forest® 2021 in a different format than previous years.
The challenges facing us this year is the limitations on capacity, 500 guests. As most of you PiP’s know, The Haunted Forest® is a self-funded project, which we grow year on year as we simply love what we do and more so, the effort all of you put into your costumes!
So, what’s going to happen you ask? Well, well, well…we dug into our creative minds to deliver a more intimate festival for you!
ALL THOSE QUESTIONS:
What can I bring with me?
Everything but the kitchen sink, just kidding. You may bring one cooler box of food, in your group, but no drinks of any kind.
If it’s a hot day, you are welcome to bring umbrellas and if it rains bring wellies!
I want to dress up?
Please do! We love it when you do! We are looking into prizes for best dressed.
Are you doing sessions this year?
No, we are not.
Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes, it’s compulsory, now you can just wear a fun one! And no your costume does not qualify as a mask.
Will there be food available at the event?
We will have delicious traders for every taste.
Can I purchase a family tickets if we are two adults?
No you may not, you will be charged the additional amounts upon entry. It's been a tough year and people with children need a break. We have to monitor capacity very carefully.
Adult tickets, what ages?
All persons age 13 and above are required to purchase an adult ticket.
They are only valid for 1/ 2 adults and 1 / 2 children 12 or under.
There are still a few of us left, you may only smoke in the designated smoking area at the bar.
Is it pet friendly?
Yes, you may bring your pet, how ever your fur child must remain on a leash at all times, please scoop up poop.
Pets will not be allowed in the Forest or Haunted House.
HOW WILL THIS WORK WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS WE HAVE HAD TO BECOME USE TO IN 2020?
On arrival you will be temperature checked and your details recorded, which means you will stand in a que, nicely 2m apart from each other.
Yes, there will be a bag check, we won’t touch it, you can just open it for the steward.
The picnic area will be laid out for your comfort so you can picnic 2m apart from everyone else.
All static furniture and tables at the venue my not be moved, we would have laid them out in such a way to work within current regulations.
Ordering of any food or drinks from the various vendors, please maintain social distancing at all times.
Hand sanitizing stations will be positioned through out the event area, use them.
Small groups of people will be allowed to enter periodically.
You may NOT touch any of the scare actors, if you feel a something grab your ankle, scream, don’t touch!
It will be dark, walk slowly.
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IF FOR ANY REASON YOU DO NOT FOLLOW ABOVE DIRECTIONS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE, SIMPLE.
The event will consist of a themed Picnic, with activities, Food Vendors and The #PiP Bar. Just bring yourself and a picnic basket, or purchase from our vendors, and sit back, relax and enjoy a day in the Park!
Please visit our FAQ for Do's and Don'ts and what you can bring with you under the tabbed content of this page.
The “Picnics in the Park” Series is a compilation of themed picnics, held annually, aimed at communities and families. Each event is designed to provide a multi-sensory day by utilising the five senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch, therefor delivering a more memorable and creative experience for event attendees.