Spooktacular Nominated for Prestigious International Horror Award

13 May, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Spooktacular has been nominated for “Best Theme Park Halloween Event” in the 2024 Scar Awards, hosted by ScareCon. The nomination sees us competing with international theme parks including Thorpe Park, Portaventura, Parc Asterix, Movie Park and Walibi Holland.

Our 2023 Spooktacular event, introduced the new scare maze, Clownsaws. This twisted attraction featured a host of deranged clowns on the loose, adding a unique, terrifying twist to the Halloween festivities. Along with Clownsaws, the event also spotlighted two other scare attractions; Witch Hunt and Uncle John’s House, ensuring a chilling, unforgettable experience for all thrill-seekers who dared to attend.

Adding to the immersive Halloween atmosphere, the event also featured roaming street performers, free play game stalls and live bands providing guests with a diverse, entertaining experience beyond the scare mazes. 

The Scar Awards, hosted by ScareCON, renowned for recognising and celebrating the best in scare attractions and Halloween events, will hold its awards ceremony early next month at Physco Path in Newcastle.

“We are deeply honoured to receive this nomination,” said Phil Verbinnen, Park Director at Oakwood Theme Park. “Our in-house team works tirelessly to create unique, thrilling experiences for our guests, and being recognised on an international scale is a testament to their dedication and creativity.”

For those eager to experience Spooktacular, there’s good news. Spooktacular returns this year, starting on 19th October. Tickets are already on sale & all Spooktacular attractions are included in our Season Pass, promising another unforgettable Halloween season filled with eerie mazes, thrilling rides, and plenty of scares. Find out more here.