Win York Haunted House at The Mansion House Tickets
This Halloween, York Mansion House will be transformed into the ultimate spooky experience for adventurous little ones (and brave adults…). With a guide, they will venture into dark halls and vast rooms to solve puzzles and crack clues, and help protect the house from the ghosts … An electrifying, immersive adventure; treasure awaits those who are brave enough to enter the Haunted House!
This adventure is designed to be spooky, not scary, and makes a great alternative to trick-or-treating. From 5.30pm each day, come and discover what lies within the Haunted House, and – don’t worry! – little ones won’t leave empty handed, as the evening will end with the discovery of a Haunted House goody bag.
Tickets are on sale now priced at £6.50 per child (including a free accompanying adult). For guidance, we recommend the event for children aged 6-13 (though parental discretion is advised).
“Name the Cat” Halloween Competition – A chance to win York Haunted House at The Mansion House Tickets!
For almost 200 years, York Mansion House has been the keeper of a secret; a secret that has been quietly protecting the house and its residents from dark forces and magic.
During the restoration of the house, in the Lord Mayor’s flat at the very top of the house, a bewildered builder lifted a floorboard to find an unusual package… unwrapping the ancient fabric, the treasure was revealed. A mummified cat had been placed under the floor, surrounded by small bones and hazelnut shells – all of which were believed to ward off evil. The cat was perfectly preserved, and – following a natural death – had been carefully placed to guard the house for centuries more.
The cat can now be seen in the beautiful State Room, hidden in a secret panel behind a portrait – have you ever found it? While it still works to protect the house, it might be a bit more active than anyone could have thought. For years now, Lord Mayors have felt something small brush against their leg, or jump up on the bed, only for there to be nothing to be seen…
We thought that after so long working to protect the house, the cat deserves a name! Will you help us choose one?
We want all your ideas, and make sure you come in and find the cat so you can get to know it! The best name will win a pair of tickets to this years Halloween’s York Haunted House at the Mansion House, valid for four people – two adults and two children. You pick the day you’d like your tickets to be valid for, and come and experience these mysteries for yourself!
To enter simply fill in your details below with your name suggestion for the cat in the competition comment. Competition closes at Midnight on Thursday 17th October.
The winner will be announced via Mumbler, and the winner will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to select their chosen date. The prize is for two tickets, both child tickets which include a free accompanying adult, so four people can attend for free, per winner (cost £6.50 per ticket). The Mansion House team will select a winner from the names submitted for the cat. A pair of tickets will be available to be won for any evening during the Haunted House; dates are 19th-31st October (excluding Monday and Tuesday).