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Spiritual Event, Fri 18 - Thu 31 Oct 2019, £15-£120

The dark - The Ultimate Scare Experience

The dark - The Ultimate Scare Experience

Enter the DARK side of Colchester and come face to face with some of the infamous and terrifying activity that has been documented across Colchester through its extensive and grisly history!


Enter the DARK side of Colchester and come face to face with some of the infamous and terrifying activity that has been documented across Colchester through its extensive and grisly history!

Built upon the ancient foundations of ancient Roman temples and buildings, Colchester also has links with the Witch finder General and the tragic women who perished here through execution, labelled as witches. It's with little wonder, with such a bloody history, there are so many recorded cases of paranormal activity all over this historic town.

Witchcraft, hangings, and murder have all left their gruesome mark...
Now we invite you to experience the terror of those who have seen for themselves the ghosts, mysterious happenings and deep, dark secrets that haunt this otherwise beautiful Essex town.

Are you brave enough to encounter such legends as James Parnell, Alice Mellor and the Colchester Witches after dark, with nothing more than a single torch?

Don’t be afraid of the DARK... afraid of what is IN the DARK!


This event takes place in almost complete darkness.

It is NOT suitable for those who are squeamish, claustrophobic, frail, pregnant or faint-hearted.

NO under 14’s. Those aged 14-18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Only enter the attraction if you are physically fit to do so, the maze is in almost complete darkness and comprises some steps and ramps.

Your group must stay together and hold on to each other at all times to avoid being lost in the darkness (maybe forever!)

Any devices that emit light including but not limited to mobile phones, cameras or any kind of torch (excluding medical devices) are strictly prohibited during the tour and must be locked in a locker before entry as not to ruin the experience for yourself and others.

Please arrive early (at least 15 minutes before your allocated slot) this will prevent any delay or disruption.

We are unable to give refunds if you miss your start time.

We require at least 48 hours notice before your booking to cancel your tickets, no refunds will be made after this time.

The experience lasts approximately 20-25 minutes but can vary from group to group... you may find you want to run out after just 5 minutes!

NO physical contact with performers or actors, you WILL be scared and your adrenaline will be pumping, but do not lash out!

CCTV monitors the tour route.


18th - 20th October
23rd - 27th October
30th - 31st October

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 18 - Thu 31 Oct 2019 19:00 to 23:00
The first tour starts at 7:30pm every night,
then every half hour until close time.


Price Per Person: £15
Please note booking less than 8 places may group you with other attendees.

Private Group: £120
Subject to availability.


Rollerworld - The Dark




See location of Rollerworld on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 010251  Lat: 51.88819 Long: 0.91942

Continue from Colchester High Street down East Hill to East Street. Rollerworld is on the right just before the level crossing.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesChildren's menu