Guests staying at Sandy Balls from 20-29 October can expect to experience a scarefest during their stay featuring lots of Halloween-inspired activities, including The Zombie Apocalypse, when zombies take over the Sandy Balls forest and guests are taken out on walks into the forest by guides from the holiday park, who will need help from the guests to "slay" as many zombies as possible.

An experience not for the faint-hearted, The Zombie Apocalypse experience is only suitable for children aged nine and over.

Meanwhile, back in the safe confines of the holiday village, children will be taught to dance like ghosts and ghouls by professional dance teachers who will be hosting Halloween Howlers (under 9s) and Thriller (over 9s) dance workshops.

There will also be craft workshops where children will have the opportunity to make witches and wizard hats and carve out pumpkins. 

On 26 October, Sandy Balls will be welcoming Cyril the barn owl, and Boo the Eurasian owl, who will be at the park with falconer Toby Puddle, who will be hosting an educational workshop about the owls and their lives.

Guests will also be able to enjoyed a Halloween-inspired outdoor cinema with Paranorman and Hotel Transylvania 2 gracing the big screen at the holiday village.

Other activities at Sandy Halls include: horse-riding; archery; forest cashing; pond dipping; woodland survival; alpaca walks; forest walks; combat games; and laser clay shooting as well as lots of arts and crafts activities.

Sandy Balls, which is owned by pioneering holiday resort operator Away Resorts, has a wide range of accommodation available this October half-term, including camping pods, safari tents and luxury lodges with hot tubs.

Prices lead in at £280 for four nights in a camping pod that sleeps four from 23 October.

To book: awayresorts.co.uk