|Have you ever been up close and personal with a bunch of zombies? You might be surprised at how many opportunities there are! We’ve pulled together a few events from across the UK where you can run, scream and generally scare yourself witless.|
The original Zombie chase game is now in more cities, with more dates than ever. This month the undead will be terrorising Cardiff. What’s more, there’s new story elements and objectives, so even if you’ve run it before, there’s more to discover.
Are you more into chasing than being chased? You can also volunteer to be a zombie and receive full training at Zombie School.
This April in Weston-Super-Mare there’s a new Zombie chase game with a twist; an outdoor screening of Shaun of the Dead once you reach the safe zone at the end! Last we checked there were only 33 tickets left! Full details are available at zombie-chase.co.uk.
We’ll be keeping an eye on Weston’s Backyard Cinema to see what other events they come up with for 2015. Find their latest updates on their Facebook page.
This one is more hard-core. A 5k chase, complete with obstacles and mud, and of course, Zombies. Survivors have one chance to make their way to the safety of the base before they are caught and devoured.
The Mud Run, (part of The Milk Run), runs events throughout the year with different themes and challenges. All take place in and around the Arena Essex raceway in Purfleet. Check out full details on their website or Facebook page.
Are you a traditionalist? In true Dawn of the Dead style, Zed Events run a zombie survival experience in a disused mall near Reading! “The first part is a 2 and a half hour ‘movie experience’ in which you and your friends star in real-time, while the second sees you and your group pitted against the horde in a series of missions in a full-on ‘run and gun’ gore fest.”
They also run a survival weekend in the great outdoors, for those who prefer more room to spread out, and a Manor House experience for those who like the Resident Evil vibe – check out the teaser trailer below.
A Zombie prison break? 60-90 minutes to break out of disused HMP Ashwell, hounded by the undead. Pretty cool.
But wait, there’s more. Zombie Earth also run an overnight experience in the prison. This intense 13 hour survival experience will see you attempt to survive a night in the cells of the prison as a zombie apocalypse is raging around you. In order to stay alive you will need to work in a team to retrieve things for your survival. This has got to be one of the ultimate zombie experiences out there!
Zombie Earth run two other experiences. In Apocalypse you have to make your way across a city in chaos to the relative safety of your base, while in Origin you’re part of a team investigating the virus behind the outbreak in a post-apocalyptic aftermath.
Events2Scare is a zombie and scare actor rental service which also runs some truly exciting horror attractions. Based in Wolverhampton, their Zombie Experience is a 3 hour immersive experience where survivors delve into infected zones to carry out objectives.
Although it’s not zombie themed, we couldn’t resist mentioning that they also run a horror themed camping experience in Shropshire – Woodland of Terror – set among medieval ruins and spooky caves.