Since 2021, we have been creating a home haunt in our garden situated in Lime Walk, Chelmsford, Essex. A "home haunt" is basically a haunted house walkthrough also known as a "scare maze" presented by enthusiasts to raise funds for good causes and have a little fun.
We believe we are now the biggest Home Haunt in Essex.
Our story is presented by our cast of volunteers (live actors) over a number of areas that you pass through in small groups. We aim to be family friendly with a few jumps scares and frights, but no excessive gore and no strobe lights.
The whole storyline of Ravenskull Manor is set over 4 chapters currently and each chapter is presented as a display for two years. Between 2021 and 2022 we presented "FOREVER" (which actually sits as chapter 3 in our timeline - can't imagine where we would get such an idea from). For 2023 we presented chapter 4 - "TAINTED" and we will repeat this for the second and final year of this story in 2024. In 2025 we will have a new display "Cursed" which will be the origin story of the manor.
While these two chapters are set in the victorian era, it is done so with a nod to the ethos of "Steampunk" and the writings of some of the great science fiction writers of the day, but strongly influenced by "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe. It also helps us ignore small details like the use of electricity LOL...
We do this to raise funds for Farleigh Hospice. To date we have raised in excess of £2,500 with over 1,500 visitors.
Please see "Forever" and "Tainted" for a brief synopsis of the story. Also use the links at the bottom to follow us on Social Media - especially YouTube for videos.
To purchase official products to help us fund these displays please visit the shop.
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Information to help you get the most out of your visit:
All attendance is entirely at your own risk. By the nature of this event, it may be unsuitable for young children or people of a nervous disposition. Children must be accompanied at all times.
There are several steps and uneven ground. This may make it is unsuitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs or people unsteady on their feet.
Effects used: Animated items, flashing lights, smoke and other effects are widely used throughout the display but we do not use any strobe effects.
Dogs: Dogs are not allowed through the display due to the effects used and dark areas which may cause them distress. They are, however, welcome in our "Visitors Centre".
Photography: We will be taking photos and video of the night for use in future advertising, social media and website. Please speak to our staff at the start if you do not wish to be recorded in this manner.
Availability: We reserve the right to close the display or part of it at any time without notice, although we will always endeavour to advise of any such situations.
Please respect our neighbours. We are in a residential area and ask you park and act with consideration for our neighbours, who are always very supportive of us.
Visiting recommendations: We recommend an earlier visit for nervous children as it remains light, therefore less scary for them, and later to avoid queues and get the benefit of the full darkness.
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