Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a zombie? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to re-enact your favourite scenes from Shaun of the Dead?
Well, let me tell you, it’s not easy being a zombie…
Zombies get a bad wrap for being brainless, lethargic victims of a bio-hazard, but it’s not easy being un-dead in the 21st century. For one thing, growling takes a hard toll on your vocal cords! You also get people trying to shoot at you just for wanting a little taste of your flesh… Go on! Just a little nibble.
But jokes aside, if you’ve ever been interested in going behind the scenes and experiencing what it’s like to “live” as a Zombie (so to speak), for an afternoon or evening, then you can. The “Zombie Boot Camp” experience in Droitwich takes you backstage and shows you just a few tips and tricks about what it takes to become a “real life” un-dead creature prowling the derelict aftermath of a bio-hazard attack…
As part of this experience, you get to dress up in a variety of different costumes, depending on what kind of zombie you feel like portraying, and you can even switch it up from one experience to the next. They also add some much-needed blood and gore warpaint to seal the deal and make you truly feel like you want to feast on someone’s brains for dinner!
And don’t you worry, there’s plenty of “fresh meat” to go around. Especially when the armed forces patrol starts scouting and looking for trouble.. You get to jump out and grab at them to your un-dead heart’s content. Just don’t forget to make the scariest zombie snarls you can, you know, for full effect!
The Zombie Bootcamp Experience even offers you both sides of the action. You can either take part in the Zombie School event or you can be part of the Armed Forces side, if you prefer the idea of defending your comrades and country (or even just holding a weapon and firing lasers at the enemy Zombies).
It’s a friendly and versatile experience, whichever side you feel like being on, and there’s plenty of fun and action to go around. There are also other events besides the Zombie Boot Camp experience, which you can take part in. So, if you’re more of a fan of Aliens, for example, and don’t mind being out late in the dark.. then maybe that’s something for you?
They cater to group or corporate events as well, which I think is great, because the more the merrier, especially for a two-sided battle. During our experience, there was also a stag party who had the time of their lives (so to speak..!). It’s a brilliant event and very immersive and fun. It gets relatively physical, so be prepared to sweat a bit, if you’d like to be a zombie (or a soldier) for the day.
In case you’re interested in booking for this kind of experience, the details for the event are on the website “Zombie Boot Camp”: