HALLOWEEN activities, from spooky family fun to a full-on live horror show, are being held at a North-East farm.

Psycho Path presents Fearground is being staged at Lintz Hall Farm, in Burnopfield, on selected nights until October 31, with unnerving characters set to scare visitors.

As well as the an extended Psycho Path route, a there is a fiery, post-apocalyptic Psycho City, creepy funhouse iScream and a packed programme of entertainment at Anarchy Arcade.

Nigel Holliday, of 700 Acres, which organises the event, said: “Whether it’s watching horror films or visiting an interactive experience like the scream park, being scared can be quite an addictive feeling.

“We designed the scream park to be a really fun, adrenaline-fuelled night out and it’s great to hear that those reactions might even put visitors in good stead for the future.”

During the day, little ones can head to the spooky tales tipi, visit the pumpkin patch to pick out their own, make some Halloween-themed treats at the arts and crafts tipi and enjoy a range of fairground rides.

A giant yurt will be home to the farm’s very own wizard school, where visitors can take part in broomstick training and make their own wands, and the iScream attraction will host a family-friendly maze throughout the day.

Over at Anarchy Arcade, there will be aerial artists, magicians and live music, along with a whole host of food and drink vendors, including Hatch 76, Geordie Bangers, Grillas and Parm-O-Rama.

Fancy dress is strongly encouraged, with a professional photography station and daily prizes for the best costumes, and the event will end with a grand parade through the site, joined by all of the characters from the day’s events.

Mr Holliday said: “Halloween is a really special time for children and we wanted to put on an event with plenty of choice and lots of themed activities for them to get stuck into.

“We’ve teamed up with some fantastic food vendors and made a real effort to design the entertainment so that it is just as enjoyable for parents as it is for the little ones.

“It’s heavy on the fun and light on the scary and we hope that families will be encouraged to get in the spirit of things and dig out their best costumes for a day full of spooky fun.”

Tickets for Fearground start at £27 and those aged 13 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Family Fright Fest takes place from 11am to 4.30pm on October 19, 20, 26, 27 and 31. Tickets cost £7 for those aged two to 12 and £10 for anyone over the age of 13.

A family pass for two adults and two children is also available, priced at £29.

Visit familyfrightfestuk.co.uk and psycho-path.co.uk