Why not bring your group along to experience an action packed day full of Halloween themed activities?


There will be activities that are not normally available at Ferny Crofts such as Traditional Fair Ground Games, Inflatables and Creepy Crawlies in the day. Then once darkness comes participants will walk the Halloween Trail though the woods, which will be filled with big jump scares throughout a variety of terrifying scenes. Participants will then finish the day around a campfire.


Fright Night 2020 Cancelled

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Ferny Crofts Fright Night 

Fright Night Photos

Below are some images from our previous Fright Night events.  



A day full of Halloween themed activities that are not normally available at Ferny Crofts, ranging from Traditional Fun Fair Games, Pumpkin Carving, Arts and Crafts, Inflatable Games, Nerf Gun Arena, Creepy Crawly Encounters plus a range of onsite activities such as Archery and Tomahawk Throwing.


Once the day time activities have finished, there will be an break in which groups will be able to have dinner. You can either bring along your own equipment to self-cater or hot food will be available to pre-order (Options TBC)


Once darkness descends over Ferny Crofts participants will be able to walk the Woodland Trail full of scary jump scares and spooky characters throughout a variety of terrifying scenes.

The Fright Night will run from approximately 12:30pm - 8:30pm and will cost £16.50 per young person and £1 for every attending Leader. This does not include camping, which can be arranged separately (terms and conditions apply).

Each participant and Leader will be issued with a Ferny Crofts Fright Night badge.

This event is open to all Scout and Guide groups. 

Provisional Event Details - To be confirmed
fright night Programme - to be confirmed

The Ferny Crofts Fright Night will run from approximately 12:30pm - 8:30pm and will feature 4 different

Activity Zones that groups will take part in throughout the afternoon. These will be as follows (Exact details TBC):

Fairground Games - A zone that has proved very popular over the last two years. These will include games such as Hook a Duck, Hoopla, Tin Can Alley and Coconut Shy. There shall also be a musical Fair Ground organ within this area. Participants will be issued with a small stamp card at the beginning of the event (within welcome packs). Once these are full participants can collect either a bag of popcorn or candy floss. 

Ferny Crofts Games/Inflatables - These will include Tomahawk Throwing, Archery, Adventure Course and Bouldering. There will also be a selection of inflatable games within this area. 

Live Performance - TBC


Creepy Crawlies/Crafts - we are pleased to welcome back the Creature Teachers to this years event. Get up close and learn about a selection of insects, reptiles and birds. Get creative and do some paper crafts and do some pumpkin carving. There will also be branding, backwoods cooking, field/circus games and table tennis. 

At the end of the last activity session there will be a 1 hour break for an evening meal. Groups can either bring their own food or hot dogs will be available for pre-order when you place your booking. (prices TBC)


We shall then announce the winners of our fancy dress competition and have a short briefing for leaders on the evening activities. 


We are also encouraging groups to make Halloween themed lanterns to bring along for the next section of the evening (click here for ideas sheet), a Woodland Trail which will lead groups through a frightfully haunted area of the Forest. The evening will conclude with participants ending up at a campfire (there will be two separate ones this year at the end of the trail)

Other activities that will be taking place across the site:

  • Tuck Shop - a range of souvenirs and badges can be purchased throughout the day. 

fancy dress competition 

This year we shall be keeping it nice and simple and just having one overall prize for:


  • Best Dressed Group. 

The prize will be as follows:

  • 2 Nights Camping for up to 24 people

  • Your choice of 2 Self-led sessions from; Adventure Course, Aeroball, Go Karts or Crazy Golf. 

Please note that participants will need to be able to participate in a range of activities including inflatable games, so costumes should not greatly limit movement or vision.


Please note that fancy dress is not compulsory. 

To make a booking



Please keep an eye on our social media platforms and website for further updates throughout 2021. 

If you would like to be contacted as soon as the portal is open and available to take bookings, please contact us and we shall add you to the event enquiry list. 

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the office on:

02380845092 or via 


A member of staff will more more than happy to assist you with any queries that you may have about the event. 

terms and conditions

Ferny Crofts have implemented a few terms and conditions for the event in addition to our standard terms:


  • This particular event is open to all Scout and Guide groups. There will be plenty of activities for all age groups to partake in. 

  • All attendance must be booked prior the event and groups cannot turn up on the day without booking confirmation.  

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking, and places are non-refundable. 

  • Groups can book camping for the Saturday night only, at an additional cost of £2.25 (Scouts) and £2.70 (Guides) per person (inc leaders).

  • Attending Leaders must pay £1 to book attendance at the event. However, they will receive a Ferny Crofts Fright Night Badge without any additional cost. 

  • All groups attending site must have a pastoral carer with them throughout the event. 

  • Bookings can only be made by group leaders rather than individual bookings per participant. 

  • Group leaders are responsible for arranging meeting/pick up points with members from their group once they have arrived to site. We recommend the Quiet Area at the start of the event and the Gala Tents at the end of the event. 

  • All other Ferny Crofts Terms and Conditions, and Centre Rules still apply

Event disclaimer


  • Due to the nature of some of the activities we advise that it may not be a suitable event for participants that become easily distressed when they are scared. 

  • We can not guarantee that participants will be able to go on every single activity/ride that will be available. We shall manage queues as much as we are able to. If there is a long queue for a particular activity move onto the next and come back to avoiding waiting around. 

  • To help participants get through activities quicker the volunteers and Ferny Crofts staff will need the assistance of attending leaders to help the participants in their group. This especially applies to activities such as pumpkin carving and Arts and Crafts. 

  • For groups that have attended past Fright Nights, please note that the 2021 event shall be very similar in layout and some of the activities available will be the same. We shall be making some amendments but some zones will feature the same activities because there are no alternatives. 

Woodland Trail

  • The Woodland trail will take place when it is dark and will feature various scary scenes with jumps and scares as well as flashing lights and loud noises. 

  • There will be avoidance routes put in place during the trail for leaders to take participants through if necessary. However, groups must ensure that there is still a pastoral carer present with the rest of the group. 

  • We can not guarantee that every participant will be scared enough as some will find it too scary. There is a wide spectrum to cater for and it is impossible to ensure that we cater for each individual. However, we do try our best to have a range of scenes with a variety of fear factor levels. 

volunteers needed


To help us make the Ferny Crofts Fright Night Event a success we shall require a selection of volunteers to assist our staff throughout the day. We shall need people to help with a variety of jobs such as:

  • Running the Fairground game stalls. 

  • Assisting within the Arts and Crafts area

  • Helping move props, decorations and lighting within the Woodland Trail

  • Supervising both the onsite and the inflatable activities.

  • Be involved within the live action elements of the Woodland Trail

  • Helping the Ferny Crofts staff direct participants around the site throughout the day, including drop off and pick up times.

  • Catering will be provided throughout the event for all volunteers.

  • Camping is available. Any volunteers 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult leader. 

  • Each volunteer will be given a Limited edition Ferny Crofts Fright Night badge. 

  • If you are a Hampshire Scout Leader, you shall receive a stamp on your Loyalty Card for a volunteer day. Once you have collected enough you will achieve the option of a free self-led activity or a nights camping for 12 participants. (Terms and Conditions apply)

If you would like further information about volunteering at Ferny Croft contact us via: fernycrofts@fernycrofts.org.uk or call us on 02380845092. 


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