REVIEW: Screamland is Margate’s scariest night of the year!

It’s that time of year again when ghosts and ghouls alike make their annual appearance to Margate to terrorise the visitors and locals, but what is Screamland really like? The UNIfied team went to investigate! 


Upon entering the park, you will find yourself in crowds of people littered with zombies and ghouls! Some carry saws and hammers, some will chase you if you are really that terrified – either way you’ll be spooked and thoroughly entertained.

UNIfied team at Screamland 2018!

“The setup of Screamland looked amazing. I really enjoyed the mazes the most! Each maze was a different theme and setting and I particularly thought the prisoner one [The Dreamland Sleep Experiment] was scary!” – Kallie Worsfold, UNIfied Fem Editor.

“I’ve been in a few horror mazes and was surprised at the thrill factor of Screamland. The best thing was that we entered the mazes in small groups so the actors had the chance to scare all of us. At Screamland, it definitely felt more real. I just wished the mazes were longer!” – Claisse Opulencia, UNIfied Editor-In-Chief.


The Screamland 2018 experience features seven unique horror mazes with the most frightening being about a sleep experiment!

The mazes include:

  • Dead and Breakfast: Escape the Curse
  • Punch and Judy Horror Show
  • Tunnels of Terror
  • RMS Mary Decomposed
  • Festino’s Funhouse
  • The Upside Down
  • Dreamland Sleep Experiment

Each tent houses scare actors hidden in the wall, behind every turn and at the end of every dimly lit corridor.

They are dressed as fantastically frightening characters like clowns and prisoners, all bloodied and grisly and there to make your night a living hell.

Be prepared to be crawling and clawing your way through each maze with your group!


As well as the scare mazes, a few of the traditional Dreamland rides are also open all night!

The Twister,  Waltzer, Pendulum,  Dreamcatcher, Dreamland Drop and The Scenic Railway are all open and give an amazing view of the neon-lit theme park!


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Neon lights of Margate ??? #neon #margate #dreamland #halloween

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There are lots of places to eat at the park, including a pizza oven, fish and chips stall, burger bar featuring a special Halloween burger and candy floss van!

The featured Vegetarian Screamland Burger has a blood-red beetroot bun, butternut squash burger alongside crispy lettuce, blue cheese mayo and tomato.

This bloody good dish will have the hairs standing up on the back of your neck.


Remaining general admission is £27.50 but be quick to purchase your tickets for the last fright night of this year, on October 31st! Click here for tickets and more information.

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Brittany Tijou-Smith

Brittany is a third year Multimedia Journalism student, her work has been featured on KentLive and KentOnline. Her filming work also won ‘Documentary of the Year 2018’ at Canterbury Christ Church University.

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