VIDEO: Howl of approval as werewolves break world record!

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A new scream park smashed the Guinness World Record for most people howling, when 464 enthusiastic visitors howled for the required minute.

The previous record of 296 people howling was set in 2013 by students at St Cloud State University in Minnesota, USA.

Mead open farm

Mead open farm

The big to beat that took place on Saturday to mark the opening night of The Howl, a new scream park Halloween attraction at Mead Open Farm in Billington.

Matt Heast from Mead Open Farm said: “It was fantastic to listen to nearly 500 people howling in unison.

“Some of the participants really got into the spirit of the event and came dressed as werewolves. It has been an amazing opening night and we look forward to welcoming many more visitors to The Howl between now and Halloween.”

In preparation for the world record attempt participants were given a lesson in wolf howling by Fausta DiMascio a volunteer from the UK Wolf Conservation Trust.

The Howl world record bid

The Howl world record bid

The Trust runs howl nights which usually have up to 50 people on site who are shown the technique of how to howl to the wolves and get a response back from them.

Visitors were counted into the performance area by two Guinness World Records approved witnesses, referees from the Football Association. The crowd were required to howl for one minute towards a common point.

Mead Open Farm is well-known as a family farm park and runs its popular Freaky Fortnight spooky Halloween daytime event for families during October half term.

For the night time event they have teamed up with the organisers of Tulleys Shocktober Fest, the UK’s biggest Halloween attraction near Crawley, West Sussex, to launch Tulleys - The Howl, a live-action scream park Halloween event featuring five haunted house attractions.

The Howl world record bid

The Howl world record bid

Tulleys The Howl runs for 14 nights until November 1.

For details visit www.tulleysthehowl.co.uk.