Last week I got the chance to go to the Xtreme SCREAM park in Melton Mowbray. If you haven't heard of this before, it is basically a park with several different "scary" attractions for all you thrill seekers! These attractions are basically mazes which you have to find your way through. Other than finding your way out in pitch black, you have "actors" scaring the crap out of you. All fun, I say!
Xtreme SCREAM park in Melton Mowbray has 5 frightful attractions:
Stilton Hall Hotel & Spa- New for 2014. Inside there is over 50 rooms you get to explore. The spa room was probably my favourite. I needed a good massage ha! As written on the website, "Escape and feel the pleasure, we will transform you, beauty or beast? Prepare to experience relaxation beyond your worst nightmares."
The Pie Factory & Pig Man's Paddock- New again for 2014. This was one hell of a scary attraction. Chain saws rawr-ing and claustrophobic inflatable walls where you couldn't see the end! As said on the website, "Step inside the doors and make your way through the complex of scare maze horror attraction to discover the gruesome process of slaughter in a hell that extracts human flesh of the finast quality."
Dungeon- "The undead have been released, centuries ago buried alive in this dark horror maze the bells of the long forgotten Zombie monsters of the dark are ringing, they have been unleashed, at night they hunt for food. Human Flesh."
Curtain Chaos- This one was probably one of the nicer attractions of the night. Not as scary and as we went on this one first, I felt it was a build up to the more scary ones. "The Oxford Dictionary states that Coulrophobia is the irrational fear of clowns. Once inside this labryinth of colour and noise you will discover that this phobia is not so irrational. Curtain Chaos scare maze is a sick and twisted fantasy overrun by rogue clowns." If you have a fear of clowns..this one is not for you. Ha!
Farmhouse of fear- "Brave the claustrophobic corridors and dark passageways of the ancient Melton Mowbray's farmhouse haunted Halloween scare maze. The Leicester farmers are here to bring back those childhood nightmares. Experience strange haunted happenings, you never know who you will bump into at every turn in this fun and frightening Halloween scare maze."
Overall I had such a great night being scared the hell out of. Weird idea for some. However if you are a thrill seeker and want to go to this particular one. Here is the website!
I thought as this post is all Halloween themed, I would post a little gluten and dairy free pumpkin pie recipe. It didn't come out of the oven looking as appetising as I would have liked, but it does taste slightly good hah!
Recipe adapted from "Gluten Free Home Maker" which you can find here.
1 pie crust recipe with gluten free flour
1 small pumpkin or puree
115 ml almond milk or any dairy free milk. (coconut milk would work great!)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Prepare the gluten free pastry and blind bake for 15 minutes in the oven at 170 degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients together and mix with a fork.
3. Roll the pastry and add to a 9 inch pie tin
4. Add the filling carefully into the pie tin.
5. Cover the whole pie in foil being careful not to let the foil touch the filling.
6. Bake for a further 40-45 minutes.
7. Let it cool and enjoy with some whipped cream.
Hope you all have a lovely Halloween!