North Wales' ultimate scare-fest
10th October - 2nd November 2024
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Brace yourself this October, as North Wales’ most infamous scare-fest returns to Zip World Betws-Y-Coed. Ffear Fforest is back with a bang this 2023, and isn’t just jump-scares; the terrifying horde of clowns, petrifying award-winning adventures by nightfall, plus an all-new electrifying experience, the Paintball Range, make this the ultimate immersive Halloween event that you simply won’t find anywhere else. Eerily set in the quiet Welsh woodland, and with Night Passes available from just £33, look no further for a truly terrifying Halloween experience in Wales.
Watch 2023 Event Trailer
Meet the Clowns
Wallace is an angry clown with a point to prove. Loud, bold and brash, he's well-known for getting in your face; or even your car (so lock your doors when you arrive if you don't want a warm welcome from him!). The longest serving clown, Wallace thinks he knows it all and likes to show it.
He might look funny, but don't be fooled, Sid is as spooky as they come. There's a mean streak hidden below those frills and pom poms; Sid will arrive when he wants to, cause carnage, and disappear back into the shadows... a master of stealth, make sure you're always on the lookout, you never know where and when he will pop up next.
King of the clowns, Mr Burns is by far the loudest and most obnoxious clown in all the land. Famed for his unpredictable nature, Mr Burns will one second be posing happily for selfies with you, and will be chasing you manically along the forest the next. Approach with caution and do not let your guard down around this evil ringmaster.
Fits of rage and regular tantrums is what you can expect from this old timer. A familiar face in the Ffear Fforest troupe, Pumpkin has clearly grown tired of the moving circus and will take his dismay out on anyone who dares cross his path.
Ironically named, Chuckles is mean and a bully. No-where (and we mean no-where) is safe from this monster, who will taunt you from the moment you step foot into his Fforest. He adds a skull to his overalls to represent each victim; some of which are in the Ffear Fforest clown gang to this day.
Keep your valuables to hand and your wits about you; Prowell loves collecting momentos. The cheekiest of the gang, he's been known to steal hats off heads, enter cars and buckle in for the ride, even pick his preferred song on your radio. We'd recommend locking your car unless you're ready to welcome an unwanted visitor.
He's bad, he's back. Kai has zero regard for health and safety and can often be seen with his signature chainsaw, which he uses to chase his victims down. Luckily, you'll hear him before you see him, so at least you'll have a warning.
The evil mastermind behind Nightfall, and one half of the Ffred and Ffranc duo, Ffranc dedicates his time to luring innocent explorers to Nightfall on the outskirts of the forest, where it's dark and no one can hear their screams. He loves watching his victims plummet 100ft into the darkness on his twisted adventure.
A force to be reckoned with and brother to Ffranc, Ffred has spent years perfecting the Screamride adventure, and lures unsuspecting guests to fly on his terrifying ride. It's said that his victims go mad, swinging back and forth in the dark.
Don't let that moody face fool you, he loves to play games. Usually found skulking on The Nets, you may even feel sorry for him as he plays alone, but you've fallen right into his trap. Run, as fast as you can, in the opposite direction if he's coming your way.
Wearing a mask to never reveal his true identity, JJ can be found jumping around on The Nets, chasing everyone and anyone in his path; big or small, he doesn't care who you are.
Ever get the feeling you're being watched? Quiet and calculated, Tiny may not jump out of the shadows at you, but she'll be watching for your weaknesses. She's quick on her feet, so watch out if you see her stalking you. Can be found behind trees and dark places.
Joaquin has a big personality and gets a kick out of screams; he will stop at nothing to terrorise you. Don't stay still for too long - whether you're boarding the Cursed Coaster, exploring The Nets or dropping on Nightfall, Joaquin will be always scouting the area for victims.
Best birthday experience
Booked Fear Fforest for my daughters birthday. Group of six girls. From the minute we arrived the clowns filled the car park giving us a real sense of what was to come. It was clear that everything was well organised. They had an amazing time from the coaster ride to the nets! I felt the drinks at the cafe were fairly priced too and didn’t go overboard with the pricing like some venues I’ve visited in the past.
Special mention to crusty the clown (purple costume) who made a real effort to ensure the girls had a great experience, chasing them on the nets just before we left. A great all round experience. Diolch.
My family and I, all adults, went to Zip Worlds ffear fforest last night. What an awesome time we all had, we rode on the fforest coaster, bounced on the nets and was chased by the clowns. It was a brilliant night, Zip World you have got this perfectly right.
Ffear Forest is just brilliant. They've really put a lot of thought and planning into it and it shows. We spent 3 hours there and had a ball. I'm 65 and I was scared! It's so good.
Great family evening, loads of fun in the scariest forest in Wales! Fear forest is worth a visit.
Great night out!
Great night out at fear forest. Loved every minute of it
Zip World Betws-y-Coed,
A470, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0HX, UK
Pre-book your ticket from £33 and enjoy access to Zip World Ffear Fforest Halloween 7:30pm - 10:30pm. Your pass will grant you entry to The Nets, two rides on Cursed Coaster and all of the other spooky twists and turns we have in store. Get your pass now, if you dare.