Newsham Park Hospital in Liverpool could easily be mistaken for an old hotel left to ruin – its windows boarded up, perimeters overgrown. This Halloween, the haunted building will host a spooktacular in the form of Newsham Scream Park, a series of blood-curdling spooky attractions to get you in the gruesome spirit.
Long ago, the Victorian Grade II listed building was the site of a Seamen’s orphanage, hospital, asylum and nursing home and now, by night, the walls echo with fragmented memories. Dark passages lead to shadowy basements and staircases descend into darkness, where claustrophobic spaces link to the past.
A chill lingers in the main rooms and halls no matter the time of year, and the site has wheelchairs and trolleys from decades ago, instruments of control and suppression.
Long since abandoned to the elements, Newsham Park Hospital is a mecca for ghost hunters and thrill seekers, with many claiming to have seen spirits, heard whispers or felt the touch of something cold on their spine. It is regularly cited as one of the UK’s most haunted buildings, stalked by those who used to govern it or be its unfortunate guests. Many believe its history has left an undeniable presence lurking in the corners, emerging only at night, and Newsham Scream Park will take advantage of that.
Asylum Entertainment Limited have teamed up with one of Europe’s biggest scare attraction companies to take over the derelict building and create a horrifying Halloween vision like no other. Three scare attractions will terrify guests – Insanitorium and The Orphanage (aged 14+) and the strictly aged 18+ HELLuminati.
Each experience will wind through the dark bowels of the building, filled with deepening dread and moments of sheer blood-curdling panic, as guests follow each nightmarish path through Newsham Scream Park.
Insanitorium and The Orphanage are included in the base ticket price and HELLuminati is extra with dates running from October 13 to November 5. The courtyard at Newsham Scream Park will include live music and DJs, licensed bars, food vendors and an array of tarot card readers, mystics, spirit board guides and other curious characters.
Tickets for Newsham Scream Park are available from Friday, 7 July here. You can find the park around one hour away from Manchester city centre at 11B Orphan Dr, Tuebrook, Liverpool, L6 7UL.