Scaredy Bairns

26th - 31st October | 6pm & 7pm shows

If you go down to the woods tonight, you're sure of a big surprise!

A new family-friendly Halloween experience, coming to Hedley West Farm (opposite Tanfield Railway)

Event details

Challenge Northumberland in partnership with Hedley West Farm and the Northumberland Theatre Company invite you to experience a chilling (yet child friendly) and thoroughly ridiculous performance to celebrate everything that goes bump in the night this October "Once upon a Halloween"

Join us at our unique location deep in the middle of the woods for a fun filled show and meet our spooky (and slightly unhinged) storytellers Eegor, Igor, Oooogor...and Dave, as they recount to you some familiar tales and maybe even a few new ones, who knows, there might even be an appearance from Count Dracula himself!

So shake off the cobwebs, book your tickets and get yourselves along before it's too late... there's a lot at "stake"!

This unique family friendly experience will take you into the heart of Hedley West Farm Woods where you'll find an amazing open air theatre made completely from the natural resources around it, including tree branches for seating.

The one hour experience will include a 45 minute performanceby actors from the Northumberland Theatre Company.

We promise this will be spine tingling, light hearted and amazing fun, to get you into the Halloween spirit.

Why not be amongst the first to experience this family friendly event and challenge yourself to walk Spooky trail to reach the Spooky Tales arena? Be entertained by the amazing Northumberland Theatre Company
. . . or maybe it is too much for you! Scaredy Bairns!!

The minimum age is 4 years. Everyone must be able to walk since no pushchairs or wheelchairs are able to reach the arena. Winter dress adviseable.

Free car parking

Toilets available

Refreshments for purchase

The venue

The location:

Hedley West Farm Woods, opposite the Tanfield Railway on the A6076.

Using Sat Nav :

If you are using SatNav to get here, use these coodinates: 54°54'33.5"N 1°40'27.4"W or 54.909311, -1.674276

Directions by Car:
From A1(M) Northbound - Exit at junction 63 for Chester le Street and Beamish. At the roundabout below the motorway take the second exit A693 west towards Stanley and Beamish. Continue for nearly 4 miles on the A693, across 4 roundabouts. Going uphill, turn first right following the Tanfield Railway brown sign. At the bottom of the bank turn right onto the A6076, following the brown sign. The Hedley West Farm Woods is about 2 miles along the A6076, on the right.

From A1 Southbound - Exit at the Lobley Hill intersection and follow the A692 west towards Consett for about 2 miles, passing through Streetgate into Sunniside. Straight ahead at the first traffic lights, past the pedestrian lights, at the next traffic lights turn left onto the A6076 (following the Tanfield Railway brown sign). Our main entrance is about 1 mile along the A6076, on the left.

Sat Nav Post Code - NE16 5ET You will see the Scaredy Bairns banner by the entrance opposite Tanfield Railway car park.

Walking or Cycling:
Cyclists can reach our Marley Hill shed site via the Tanfield Railway Path from Gateshead or the Bowes Railway Path from Jarrow. There are ascents/descents where the railways were rope hauled. These routes can be be used together as a circuit from anywhere on Tyneside.

Walkers can use the same paths from Sunniside (1 mile), Lobley Hill (4 miles), Kibblesworth (2 miles) or Bowes Railway(6 miles).

Using public transport:
By rail - Our nearest main line railway stations are Newcastle Central and Durham. The Tyne and Wear Metro system also serves Gateshead Interchange and Newcastle Central for easy bus connections on most days.

By Bus - Monday to Saturday: the X30 and X31 from Newcastle, Gateshead and Stanley stop at the Andrews House entrance to the site. Sunday: The X30 provides an hourly service to Andrews House. Details are available from Go North East 0191 4205050 or visit







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