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Heritage Park set for season of scares

Connor Haley
Ferrymead Heritage Park
Christchurch's Ferrymead Heritage Park will be used for a horror filled charity event.  Supplied FearNZ

FearNZ is returning to Ferrymead next month for a scare-filled Halloween, all in the name of charity.

* Some images contain Horror Themes, reader discretion advised.

Charitable organisation FearNZ raises money for other groups through horror events whose aim is to give people a fright in the name of good fun.

FearNZ started six years ago in Studholme, South Canterbury, and has grown increasingly popular for charity fundraising events. 

The company has raised close to $200,000 for New Zealand charities.

FearNZ runs events from an asylum in Dunedin, a Victorian style horror experience in Oamaru and a terrifying Warehouse in Wellington.

Last year FearNZ held an event at Christchurch's Ferrymead Park for a little girl with Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

It attracted thousands of people and next month FearNZ will hold two horror weekends to raise money for Plunket. 

"After using the first event as a tester to see if Christchurch was ready for our style of horror, we received a resounding response, because of that we will definitely be coming back and increasing the run length to two weekends," FearNZ director Rory Foley said.  

Promotional video from last year's event

Halloween Horror Story

Make sure you come along to the Best Halloween Event of the Year!!! Halloween Horror Story 28th, 29th, and 31st Oct R16 $25pp 7:30pm - 11pm 50 Ferrymead Park Drive Christchurch Fund Raiser for Ninia's Journy Book Now!! at (No Intoxicated people will be permitted)

Posted by Fear NZ on Wednesday, 5 October 2016
This year's event will be held from 27 - 29 October and the following weekend.

Foley said it was important to raise money for Plunket as the organisation helped parents keep their children healthy.

This year's event will be held from October 27 to 29 and the following weekend.

Like last year, a children's day will held on the last day. This is a safe way for parents to take their kids trick or treating on Halloween while giving customers a new special Halloween experience for all ages.

Children will be able to wander the park, visit the old pioneer buildings and receive lollies from their favourite movie and book characters. 

The day will feature old school fun and games like sack and egg and spoon races as well as bouncy castles and a fancy dress competition. 

Tickets will be available for purchase in the coming weeks.