FEAR BEGINS, OCTOBER 25TH & 26TH 2019. #areyouready


Close your curtains and make sure your doors are locked! Frightening fun has been guaranteed in Driffield for Halloween 2019 with this brand-new event. Get ready to experience the Driffield Showground “after dark” with two thrilling nights of scares and live entertainment.

After Dark will feature three live action scare mazes, a funfair, roaming characters, street food, live music and street entertainment from stilt walkers and fire breathers. Looking for something a little more ‘hands on’? Get up close and personal with all manner of reptiles and creepy crawlies in our interactive “Reptile House”. Still shaking after surviving all these terrifying encounters? Then it’s time to pull up a chair and relax in the “Scream Bar” with live entertainment and a strong drink to steady your nerves!






Will you survive a sick and twisted trip through government test installation Outpost 42?

Will you outrun what lies at the end, or will you become another infected test subject?


Pray for forgiveness as you witness the final hours of the Convent of St Mary's and the insidious exorcism of 12-year-old “Roland Doe”


An exorcism that  was about to go very, very wrong.

The Old Stinker. Legend says this mythical beast is said to roam the East Yorkshire countryside.

Rumour has it that if you hear the howl of this hideous best, you will not live to see the dawn.





This is a ticket only event.

Tickets will not be available across the weekend and must be bought in advance, through the website or by calling 01377 257 494.
There are a limited amount of Standard and VIP Fastrack tickets available for each evening. once they're are gone, they're gone.

Standard Tickets -  £12.00
Standard tickets are sold with an arrival period.This is the time you should arrive on site. If you purchase a "6:00pm - 6:30pm" ticket slot, you must arrive on site between these times and before the arrival period closes. We reserve the right to refuse admission if you arrive outside of your arrival period. Once on site you may stay as long as you wish until the event closes at 11:00pm. 

VIP Fastrack Tickets - £20.00

Why not skip the queue's with a VIP Fastrack ticket? This ticket allows priority entry to the site, all three attractions, and access to the VIP only bar area. With a VIP Fastrack ticket you can arrive on site at any time from 6:00pm until 10:00pm.

Group Bookings

Group bookings of 50 or more are eligible for 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 people. Please contact us on 01377 257 494 to book these.

All tickets allow you to visit each attraction once, in any order. Please note that There will be an additional charge, per ride, for the funfair.

Wondering if this event is for you? Check out the frequently asked questions below.


Frequently asked questions

Opening Times

After Dark will be held on Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October 2019 and run from 6:00pm until 11:00pm each night.

Tickets are split into five time zones, you can select which time you would like when booking. 6pm – 6:30pm, 6:30pm – 7pm, 7pm – 7:30pm, 7:30pm – 8pm and 8pm - 8:30pm.

You will need to arrive onsite within your time zone and then do the three attractions in any order.

How do we get tickets?

No tickets will be available on the gate. All tickets need to be bought online, in advance from this website.

How much does it cost?

All tickets are priced at £12 each.

Is there an age restriction? Are children allowed?

We do not feel that this event is suitable for under 14s, but we know you will know your children better than us, so we will leave this up to you to decide. You have been warned!

Whilst ee do not enforce this rating all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.

This event has been designed to be scary, no refunds will be offered if you decide it is not for you on the evening

How long will it take?

Please allow at least one and a half hours to do all three attractions, allowing time for queuing at certain times. Allow extra time for the live street entertainment which will be happening throughout each evening, there will also be street food and a bar to calm your nerves.

What should i wear?

After Dark is held both outdoors and within buildings and marquees on the Showground. The three Mazes are undercover however if the weather is wet a waterproof coat may be needed. The ground can be uneven and rough in places, so please wear suitable footwear.

What if it rains?

After Dark will take place whatever the weather, all three attractions are undercover, but you may need to queue outdoors, the street entertainment and street food is located outside, the bar is inside.

Will i need a torch?

No, there will be plenty of lighting outside and each maze has been designed with your safety in mind, so you will not require a torch.

Are dogs allowed?

No, this event is unsuitable for dogs.

Can we dress up?

Yes! We would encourage all our visitors to dress up. Please note that you will be asked to remove full face masks, no weapons or replica weapons of any kind will be permitted at this event.

Can i stay with my friends?

Visitors will be divided into groups of 8 or less to enter each attraction and groups are advised to stay together throughout.

What if i am too frightened?

If at any point you find the horror too much, all you have to do is notify the nearest actor and you will be escorted back to the public area. This event has been designed to be scary, no refunds will be offered if you decide it is not for you on the evening.

What if i have a medical condition?

This event has been designed to be frightening and uses Intense audio, strobe lighting, smoke & special effects along with sudden actions from the actors to scare you. Therefore, we do not advise expectant mothers, anyone with a heart or respiratory condition, sufferers of seizures, asthma, epilepsy, claustrophobia, anxiety, high blood pressure or anyone that is easily frightened to enter this attraction. Again, you have been warned.

What special effects will be used?

From the onset and throughout each attraction you will experience Intense audio, strobe lighting, low visibility, smoke & special effects and sudden actions from the actors. The grass within the attractions may be uneven so please do not run and take extra care whilst making your way through.

I will be in a wheelchair. Is this event suitable?

The admissions queue line is wide enough to accomodate wheelchairs and the pathways within the attractions are also wide enough for wheelchairs, however, pelase be aware as the event will be held on grass, in October, some wheelchair users may find the Showground terrain difficult to manoeuvre on. The attractions will also feature sharp twists and turns that may cause some difficulty. Please be aware that our car park, the event area itself and some of the areas within the Showground are gravelledwith stone and may be uneven in placces. The nearest disbaled toilets are located within the main event building.

I have lost my Maze Pass. What should i do?

Maze passes will be issued you to you upon arrival, once your ticket has been scanned. These will allow you access into each of the three attractions, any lost Maze Passes will have to be replaced at a cost of £12.00 per pass.


If you're a news outlet, publication, reporter, blogger or and are planning on visiting or writing about After Dark, here's what you need to know.

  • Filming inside our attractions  is normally strictly prohibited. We are however happy to consider media filming and photography requests.

  • A press release and other promotional material are available to download below.

  • We can provide a maximum of 4 press tickets per publication per visit, however each request will be reviewed on an individual basis.

  • Behind the scenes tours are occasionally offered however a minimum of 5 days notice is required again each request will be reviewed on an individual basis.

  • Face to face interview requests with the After Dark management team are available to selected publications and require 24 hours notice.

Press Contact
For media visit requests and other related questions please contact: 

Email: events@driffieldshowground.co.uk
Telephone: 01377 257 494


Please be sure to include all the relevant information supporting your request including publication name and/or social media links in your email.

Press Release

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