The team like to think we’d know what to do in a zombie apocalypse. After all, we’ve seen enough episodes of The Walking Dead and have watched Dawn of the Dead at least twice now to know the do's and don'ts of surviving a zombie apocalypse. But when it came to facing the undead, would we really have the guts (the metaphorical ones, not the ones the zombies want to eat)? These zombie experiences are the perfect way to find out.


With experiences up and down the UK, from London to Wigan and Nottingham to Coventry, we’ve hand-picked the best zombie days out for you. There’s even the opportunity to be transformed into a zombie yourself and to scare unexpected visitors at The London Tombs.

Now that spooky season is well and truly upon us, it's time to get your ghoul on with the top zombie experiences. However, if October is shaping up to be a busy month for you — perhaps you've already committed to Fright Night tickets and Scarefest tickets — you'll be please to know these zombie experiences take place all year round, and they’re a brilliant way to learn new skills, such as target practice and handling weaponry, and have fun with your friends and family.

Here are the best zombie experiences in the UK to try this year. Happy zombie hunting!

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Immersive Zombie Infection Survival Experience for Two

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Virgin Experience Days

Voted the UK’s best zombie experience, this immersive day is not for the faint hearted. Choose from seven locations across the country, including the UK’s oldest and largest steelwork factory in Sheffield and a deep, dark forest in Nottingham, then you’ll be thrown into an apocalypse upon arrival. It’s up to you to create a quarantine section and defeat the zombies, and, if you make it out in one piece, you’ll have a zombie photoshoot at the end.

Buy Immersive Zombie Infection Survival Experience for Two for £99 at Virgin Experience Days

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AIM Escape's Patient Zero 2150

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You have 60 minutes to complete the near-impossible. Pathogens which create zombies have been leaked into the world, and you have one hour to contain them and save humankind. This escape room in the heart of London is a perfect day out for you and your friends.

Buy AIM Escape's Patient Zero 2150 from £30 at Fever

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Ultimate Free Roam Virtual Reality Experience for Two at Zero Latency

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Virgin Experience Days

A virtual reality (VR) experience is a simulated experience that usually mimics a real-world environment, often with a twist. VR uses headsets to create a world, and in this experience at Zero Latency, you and a friend will be transported to a city infested with zombies.

The free-roam technology allows you to navigate the virtual city on foot, and your mission is to locate a cure to the zombie infestation, all while defeating the undead.

Buy Ultimate Free Roam Virtual Reality Experience for Two at Zero Latency for £72 at Virgin Experience Days

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Zombie Laser Tag

This one-hour zombie laser tag mission will see you play four zombie games: Team Death Match, where you'll get to grips with the laser tag kit and compete in a two team match; Zombie Tag, where you'll score points by shooting zombies and avoiding getting tagged; Scare Maze, where you'll attempt to navigate your way through a terrifying maze filled with the undead, and Zombie Containment, where you'll capture all of the escaped zombies. Sounds like a challenge, right? But we're sure you're up for it.

Buy Zombie Laser Tag for £37.50 at Into The Blue

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Zombie Uprising Survival Experience for Two

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Choose from five zombie-infested areas in the UK: Billingham, Stockport, Leicester, Sheffield, or Coventry, then face the zombie fallout. You and your zombie-killing partner will receive a safety briefing before being handed your weapons, then you’ll hit a range of targets to test your accuracy and nerve ahead of confronting the real deal: the undead.

Do you have what it takes to survive this post-apocalyptic experience?

Buy Zombie Uprising Survival Experience for Two for £100 at Buyagift

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Become a Zombie for a Day at The London Tombs for Two with Lunch

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Virgin Experience Days

This experience is a little different. Instead of defeating the zombies, you’ll become one! You and your plus one will be transformed into a zombie and given a lesson in the art of scaring people, as well as how to apply your own FX make-up, before terrifying visitors at The London Tombs.

As being a zombie is tiring work, you’ll be treated to German street food and pub classics at The Bermondsey Bierkeller mid-way through the day.

Buy Become a Zombie for a Day at The London Tombs for Two with Lunch for £150 at Virgin Experience Days

If you're in London, why not visit one of the best London art exhibitions? Or, you could treat yourself to a luxury cinema experience.

Zombie Themed Weaponry Training

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From the UK’s biggest experience day retailer comes a zombie experience like no other. The Zombie Themed Weaponry Training in Nottingham is a perfect day out for a horror fan. In the experience, you’ll try your hand at crossbow shooting, axe throwing and air rifle training. The Walking Dead might have taught you a thing or two, but there’s still a lot more to learn.

Buy Zombie Themed Weaponry Training for £48 at Buyagift

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Zombie Archery

This Zombie Archery experience in Norfolk is the perfect introduction to archery with a terrifying twist. The 90-minute session will teach you everything you need to know about archery, before you put your new-found skills to the test in a zombie-infected quarry. You'll form a group of up to 12 zombie hunters, so back-up is always available, should you need it.

Buy Zombie Archery for £35 at Into The Blue

For exciting things to do in London, take a look at the top London walking tours and best immersive experiences. Some of the top immersive experiences in London include the BBC Earth Experience and Frameless.

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Zombie Paintball for Four

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Activity Superstore

What’s one thing that could make paintball more fun? If there were zombies involved! Grab three of your friends and head down to Thetford for this experience. Do you have what it takes to be the last person standing?

Buy Zombie Paintball for Four for £39 at Activity Superstore

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Arizona Sunshine at DNA VR

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With locations in London and Manchester, DNA VR specialises in VR experiences, and this next one is a real thriller. Arizona Sunshine will throw you right in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, and you'll have to use your wits to not only survive but to defeat the undead.

At this VR experience, you'll use real life movements to combat the zombies. Plus, although you'll have your own headset and be in your own booth, you'll be able to communicate with other players in your group, whether that be your family or friends who you've come with, through the headset, as well as take part in multiplayer games.

Buy Arizona Sunshine tickets from £19 at DNA VR

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie Escape Experience

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Virgin Experience Days

Take your zombie-themed escape room experience to the next level with this intense offering from Virgin Experience Days. Not only do you have to solve the puzzles in a time constraint (one hour to be exact), you'll also have the added pressure of the zombie being locked in the room with you, reminding you of your fate should you fail.

Every five minutes, the zombie you're trying to escape from will ominously get one foot closer. Don't forget; one touch means instant death. Good luck – you're going to need it.

Buy Trapped in a Room with a Zombie Escape Experience for £30 at Virgin Experience Days


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