With intense scare mazes, thrill rides and immersive theatre, FEAR at Avon Valley Scream Park is back for the Halloween season.

To celebrate we asked Digital Content Manager Lizzie Arkley to share her favourite food and drink for #FoodFriday. Luckily, she’s left the tricks at the scream park and let us in on plenty of epic treats instead…  

Lizzie Arkley from FEAR at Avon Valley

Passion & Smoke

Our very own award-winning FEAR Scream Park caterers! Meat eaters go for their slow smoked ‘Dirty’ Beef Brisket or Pulled Pork, when they can’t decide they go for them both in the Big Betty Special and add on some ‘Burnt End’ beans.

Their veggie and vegan options are equally as good with classic mac n’ cheese, loaded fries and a perfectly fired up Moving Mountain burger being my favourite. Even if scare mazes aren’t your thing, FEAR is worth a trip for the food, fire shows and street theatre.

Future Doughnuts

I don’t know why but this place takes me back to my childhood desire to visit the Grease diner! It’s bright, cool and colourful and so are the doughnuts. Took my kids who are convinced they can be vegan now as their devotion to beige food is what limits it at the moment. Tough call between a smiley face doughnut and caramel crunch.

Fed 303 at Glitch

I really love the use of space in Glitch and Fed 303 was such a great addition. Took a salad box and salted chocolate brownie home last week and they were vastly different but equally delicious. Great coffee too.

Boston Tea Party

It was such a bold and brilliant decision to be the first cafe in the UK, maybe even the world, to ban single-use cups three years ago and that alone will forever win my custom and loyalty. Bristol has such a plethora of incredible indies but sometimes you just want to go somewhere you know what to choose and their sweetcorn hash is reliably resplendent. I usually go to the Park Street branch and can take my dog into their lush little garden which is a bonus too.

Harts Bakery

Drawn there by the smell of fresh pastries on my morning commute while pregnant when they first opened, it was a short but memorable love affair. A walk for a toastie became my lunchtime ritual with a tough choice on which delicious treat to choose for a mid-afternoon snack. If I’m going to Temple Meads, I always make sure there is time to stop by.

Lockdown Loaves

My local bakery in Winterbourne. As the name suggests it was born in a pandemic and was such a welcome to someone who obviously loves a bakery having moved out of the city.  They are worth a trip for their biscoff babkas and sourdough.

The Frome Valley Growing Project

My ultimate favourite place to eat though is The Frome Valley Growing Project, a community permaculture project in our village. Such a cliché but produce never tastes as good as when you’ve grown it yourself, harvested and eaten it fresh outdoors.

About the author

Lizzie works part-time as the social and digital content manager for FEAR Avon Valley and Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park. When she isn’t eating baked goods, she is currently studying the MCU (release date not chronological order), slipping ‘just one more’ plant into the house and raising the next generation of strong independent women.

FEAR Avon Valley, voted the UK’s best Scream Park is open on selected dates between 15 and 31 October. It consists of five scare mazes, immense fire shows, immersive street theatre, thrill rides, awesome food and bars.

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