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The Wire & Giant 3G Swing Closed Saturday 21st October 2017

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The Wire Giant 3G Swing

Due to predicted adverse weather conditions at the National Diving and Activity Centre, we have taken the decision to close the Wire Zip Slide and Giant 3G Swing on Saturday 21st October 2017.

This will affect daytime bookings and Premium Extreme Ticket Holders at FearFest-Evil

Anyone with a booking for the day will be contacted by phone or email.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Wigwam/Camper Van Accommodation During October’s FearFest-Evil

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

During October’s FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror Event there is limited availability with our onsite accommodation.

On the dates that FearFest-Evil is operating, Wooden Wigwam Accommodation is only available as part of the event’s RIP ‘Rest-In-Peace’ package.

This will be on: 12-15th, 20-22nd, 27-31st October 2017. Midweek dates are still available.

We will also not be accepting Camper Vans on the site from the 12th October until the 31st October due to areas of the site being used for the horror event.

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope that you will join us for what will be a set of fantastic nights out.

For full details of the horror event, please visit the FearFest-Evil website »

 

Diving & Activity Times During FearFest-Evil

The Wire & Giant 3G Swing Closed Sunday 1st October 2017

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The Wire Giant 3G Swing

Due to adverse weather conditions at the National Diving and Activity Centre, we have taken the decision to close the Wire Zip Slide and Giant 3G Swing on Sunday 1st October 2017.

Anyone with a booking for the day will be contacted by phone or email.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

The Exorcism of Emily Rose – Free Drive-in Movie Redemption Code

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Emily Rose

The fifth and final film in our Free Horror Movie Series will be….

THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE (Cert 15) 

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

“The Rev. Moore is prosecuted for the wrongful death of Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter), a girl thought to be demonically possessed, because he administered the church-sanctioned exorcism that ultimately killed her.

Prosecuting attorney Ethan Thomas (Campbell Scott) contends that the young woman, Emily, suffered from schizophrenia and should have been medically diagnosed. Meanwhile, defence lawyer Erin Bruner (Laura Linney) argues that Emily’s condition cannot be explained by science alone.”

This horror classic will be screened on Saturday the 30th September 2017, 9PM on our Drive-In Movie Screen near Chepstow.

To book your FREE Drive-In Cinema tickets please visit the link below and use the redemption code ROSE666

BOOK FREE CINEMA TICKETS HERE »

This film is part of a series of FREE horror movie screenings at our Drive-In Cinema. They are to celebrate the launch of FearFest-Evil​ and to get you in the mood for horror!

Every Saturday during September we are screening a classic horror movie at 9pm for free – That’s five free nights of horror!!

To book your free tickets you will need a redemption code. These will be released on our social media channels.

The films will be screened at our Drive-In Cinema, Chepstow at 9pm on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th September 2017. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Entry limited to one car per booking.

NDAC features on E4’s Don’t Tell The Bride!

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Don't Tell The Bride - NDAC

We’ve had to keep this under wraps, but the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) will feature on E4’s Don’t Tell The Bride

“Thrill junkie Lee plans an extreme wedding for his unadventurous bride Aimee. Will their wedding have the wow factor or crash badly?”

Filmed at the site, the episode will feature our Water View Marquee and its breathtaking views over our lake, as well as some adrenaline inducing activities!!

The episode will air at 9pm on Wednesday 27th September, or you can watch it online afterwards on E4

If you’re looking for a great venue to host your wedding reception or event, please get in touch.

New Horror Trailer for FearFest-Evil Halloween Event

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

FearFest-Evil  have just released their full trailer for the 2017 Halloween Horror Event taking place at the National Diving & Activity Centre!

Go full-screen and ramp up the sound for this peak into the terrifying world of FearFest-Evil!

Tickets for FearFest-Evil are available now »

FearFest-Evil Halloween Horror Event near ChepstowThey’re not giving too much away, but in this trailer you’ll catch views of some of the monsters lurking around the haunted ancient woodland, the quarry’s maze of structures and the historic railway line of the Tidenham site near Chepstow.

FearFest-Evil the ultimate Halloween horror event returns to Chepstow this October, bringing with it a new team, terrifying creatures, multiple scare zones and extra Evil!

FearFest-Evil is a live Halloween horror event running for selected nights in October, from Friday the 13th until Halloween night. (Full List of Dates»)

The immersive and interactive horror event includes the ‘Trilogy of Horrors‘ with multiple scare zones, monsters, night creatures and lots of terrifying surprises!

They also have a live Freak Show, ‘The CarnEvil of the Bizarre‘, featuring acts from the world famous Circus of Horrors, as seen on Britain’s Got Talent.

For the adrenalin junkies there’s the G forces of the Hangman’s Swing – a terrifying attraction 245 feet in the air or the 700m long Death Slide over the cold waters of the NDAC’s 80m deep lake.

There will also be audience participation shows from Psychic Mediums passing on messages from loved ones that have passed over.

BBQ’s, hog roast and undead cocktails are available on-site from the View Cafe Bar as well as accommodation options in our popular Wooden Wigwam Cabins as part of a ‘RIP – Rest In Peace‘ upgrade.

Enjoy the trailer and we look forward to scaring you this Halloween season!

Ticket Options

There are three FearFest-Evil Packages to suit all budgets and tolerance to scares!

•  Live Show Only

•  Standard Scare Package

•  Premium Extreme Package 

FearFest-Evil is strictly for ages 16+ and not for those of a nervous disposition.

Follow FearFest-Evil for the latest news and updates

Website & Tickets: http://www.fearfest-evil.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FearFestEvilChepstow/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fearfest_evil
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fearfest_evil/

The Ring – Free Drive-in Cinema Booking Code

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The RING

The fourth film in our Free Horror Movie Series will be….

THE RING (US VERSION) – Cert 15 

The Ring

“It sounds like just another urban legend – a videotape filled with nightmarish images leads to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death in exactly seven days. Newspaper reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is skeptical of the story until four teenagers all die mysteriously exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery.”

This horror classic will be screened on the 23rd September 2017, 9PM at our Drive-In Cinema near Chepstow.

To book your FREE Drive-In Cinema tickets please visit the link below and use the redemption code VHSCURSE 

BOOK FREE CINEMA TICKETS HERE »

This film is part of a series of FREE horror movie screenings at our Drive-In Cinema. They are to celebrate the launch of FearFest-Evil​ and to get you in the mood for horror!

Every Saturday during September we are screening a classic horror movie at 9pm for free – That’s five free nights of horror!!

To book your free tickets you will need a redemption code. These will be released on our social media channels.

The films will be screened at our Drive-In Cinema, Chepstow at 9pm on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th September 2017. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Entry limited to one car per booking.

A Nightmare on Elm Street – Free Drive-in Movie Booking Code

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

A Nightmare on Elm Street

The third film in our Free Horror Movie Series will be….

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (Cert 18) 

A Nightmare on Elm Street

“In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger, a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams – which, in turn, kills them in reality.

After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen solve the puzzle before it’s too late?”

This 1980’s horror classic will be screened at our Drive-In Cinema near Chepstow on the 16th September 2017, 9PM .

To book your FREE Drive-In Cinema tickets please visit the link below and use the redemption code FREDDY

BOOK FREE CINEMA TICKETS HERE »

This film is part of a series of FREE horror movie screenings at our Drive-In Cinema. They are to celebrate the launch of FearFest-Evil​ and to get you in the mood for horror!

Every Saturday during September we are screening a classic horror movie at 9pm for free – That’s five free nights of horror!!

To book your free tickets you will need a redemption code. These will be released on our social media channels.

The films will be screened at our Drive-In Cinema, Chepstow at 9pm on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th September 2017. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Entry limited to one car per booking.

Free Horror Movie #2 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Halloween H20 Free Drive-In Screening

 

The second film in our free horror movie series is the terrifying Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a private school. But it’s not far enough to escape Myers, who soon discovers her whereabouts. As Halloween descends upon Laurie’s peaceful community, a feeling of dread weighs upon her — with good reason.

This fantastic horror movie, considered to be one of the best in the franchise, will be screened at our Drive-In Cinema near Chepstow on Saturday 9th September 2017 at 9PM

To book your FREE Drive-In Cinema tickets just visit the link below and enter the redemption code MYERS78

Free cinema screening of the horror film Halloween H20: 20 Years LaterBOOK FREE CINEMA TICKETS HERE »

This film is part of a series of FREE horror movie screenings at our Drive-In Cinema. They are to celebrate the launch of FearFest-Evil​ and to get you in the mood for horror!

Every Saturday during September we are screening a classic horror movie at 9pm for free – That’s five free nights of horror!!

To book your free tickets you will need a redemption code. These will be released on our social media channels.

The films will be screened at our Drive-In Cinema, Chepstow at 9pm on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th September 2017. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Entry limited to one car per booking.

24 Hour Scuba Dive – Underwater Marathon in Aid of Headway Brain Injury Charity (16th & 17th September 2017)

Friday, September 1st, 2017

24 Hour Scuba

Two scuba divers who survived devastating brain injuries are to lead a 24-hour underwater scubathon to raise funds for a charity which helps people who have suffered a brain injury.

Members of Cheltenham Sub-Aqua Club, regular visitors to the National Diving & Activity Centre, will work as a relay team to spend a full day underwater led by divers James Neal and Neal Breeden.

Over the weekend 16th & 17th September we will also be holding a demonstration day and raffle with prizes from Apeks, Suunto, Fourth Element, Maxshow, Sea & Sea and Fathom Outdoors. We also have 3 dive computers donated to the NDAC Shop by Suunto where all the money from the sale will go towards the fundraising. There are more prizes to follow and tickets are available from the NDAC shop.

On the demo days we have Liquid SportsMares, SSI , Sea & Sea, TDI, Fourth Element and Maxshow.

Headway Brain Injury CharityJames, 47, a technical diver and instructor from Symonds Yat, in the Wye Valley, suffered a devastating subarachnoid haemorrhage following the rupture of an undiagnosed aneurysm, which led to a grade four bleed on the brain.

Neal, 48, Cheltenham SAC’s secretary also survived a brain injury, after suffering a major stroke nearly ten years ago, in 2008, which left him needing to use a wheelchair.

Now the pair are organising the scubathon in aid of UK brain injury charity Headway, which supported James during his initial recovery. They hope to raise in excess of £5000.

The dive will begin on Saturday 16th September and finish at midday on Sunday 17th September, at the National Diving and Activity Centre in Chepstow.

James says, as well as supporting Headway, he wants to raise awareness of brain injuries and highlight some of the prejudices that go hand in hand with what is described as an ‘invisible disability’.

After he was treated, James, who ran his own business, says all he wanted to do was get back in the water and enjoy scuba diving again. That desire drove his initial rehabilitation.

24 hour scuba challengeHe said: “I was able to return to some level of fitness and get back in the water but I had a great deal of support from my scuba diving friends. Without Cheltenham Sub Aqua Club my life would have become very lonely. I owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.


“I suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage and whilst I might appear completely recovered on the outside, you can’t and don’t see what I have to deal with, or understand the problems I face, on a daily basis.


“I’m learning to manage my condition but it’s still difficult and I have suffered some horrendous discrimination as a result of people not understanding my disability. But Cheltenham Sub Aqua Club has remained a constant in my post injury life. I don’t know what I would have done without them.


“I suffer terribly from fatigue. Immediately after the injury I was able to stay conscious for perhaps 20 minutes at a time. Now as the day goes on I get more and more fatigued. And there is a huge difference between tiredness and fatigue.


“If you are tired you can keep going. With fatigue you can’t and your body starts to shut down. You become irritable and lose the ability to think straight. Eventually you will lose consciousness. That’s not falling asleep!”

He added: “Brain injuries not only change your life but also your personality. You wake up a different person.”


“If you suffer a head or brain injury it can take a long, long time to recover and in fact you might never recover, at least not fully.

Neal, who worked as an upholsterer before suffering his major stroke when he was just 39, says Headway is an amazing organisation that few people will have heard of.

He said: “When James had his haemorrhage he did experience some real issues from people who just didn’t understand because of their ignorance. People who he thought were his friends turned on him and blatantly discriminated against him. It was horrible to witness, I can’t begin to imagine how it made him feel. Look at a person with crutches or a wheelchair and the disability is obvious. But you can’t easily see a subarachnoid haemorrhage.”


“James and I dive together a great deal and understand each other and our respective limitations in a way perhaps other people don’t. We know what makes each other tick. It’s a very special bond that only  people that have been through what we have could ever really understand.”

He added: “Hopefully we will raise a good deal of money for Headway; the whole club is behind the event. And divers from across the country are supporting us.

Ali Hendley, Manager at Headway Gloucestershire, said the money raised by the underwater scubathon would be very valuable and said: “Giving brain injury survivors the chance to re-learn old skills and develop new ones is what Headway is all about.

To sponsor Cheltenham Sub Aqua Club visit:

https://mydonate.bt.com/teams/csac24

Further Details

Cheltenham Sub Aqua Club
Cheltenham SAC Website
Cheltenham SAC Facebook

Headway
Headway Twitter
Headway Website
Headway Facebook

 


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