Britain’s largest family had their bravery tested this month when they attended Alton Towers’ Scarefest event.

Parents, Sue and Noel, took 14 of their 22 children to the spooky Halloween to celebrate one of their son’s 21st birthday - the family even stayed at the theme park resort overnight.

The Morecambe family shared some pictures of their stay to their Instagram account.

The caption reads: “A few pictures from our night away @altontowers we had such a brilliant day at Scarefest.

"We were lucky enough to get invited to the press brunch which meant we could film in the trick or treat town which was brilliant.”

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In the pictures, the family members can be seen interacting with some of Alton Tower’s scare actors while holding trick or treat bags.

In another picture, the family can be spotted relaxing at the In The Night Garden room at the Alton Towers Hotel.

In one adorable snap, the kids can be seen posing in and around a large pumpkin.

Lancashire Telegraph: The Radford Family at Alton Towers' Halloween event(Photo: Instagram/@theradfordfamily)The Radford Family at Alton Towers' Halloween event(Photo: Instagram/@theradfordfamily)

The family also shared some of their Alton Towers adventure over on their YouTube channel.

In the video, 50-year-old Noel and some of the older children head out to the scare mazes.

In the video they take on ‘Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard’, ‘The Attic: Terrror of the Towers’ and ‘Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover the Legend of the Skin Snatchers’, documenting their reaction after exiting each one.

In the vlog, Noel said: “We’re about the head into the mazes to get frightened out of our skin with any luck.

“I think Amy and Millie will be a bit screamy.”

Lancashire Telegraph: Noel Radford (Photo: Instagram/@theradfordfamily)Noel Radford (Photo: Instagram/@theradfordfamily)

After exiting the first maze, Noel said:  “That was really good – I won’t tell you too much about what happens in there but it’s definitely worth getting in.

“How many times did you scream and hide, Millie?”

“I don’t know… a lot,” Millie replied. “Someone pulled my coat and I couldn’t move.”

The ‘Junk Yard’ maze appeared to be a lot scarier than the first.

After exiting, Noel said: “Millie and Amy at one point were on the floor. We were being chased by people with chainsaws, basically.

“They were actually petrified on the floor.”

However, the true show-stopper of the night was the “pitch black” mine shaft – a maze that Millie was too scared to enter.

Noel said: “I think we saved the best one until last – that was absolutely pitch black at the beginning.”

Millie said: “I wasn’t going in that because the one before that was pitch black and I had to hold onto Luke.”

“They were really good,” Noel concluded “I didn’t think they would be as good as that but they were really good.”

Before heading back to the hotel, the family interacting with a few of the on-site scare actors.

Lancashire Telegraph: A scare actor at Alton Towers (Photo: Instagram/@theradfordfamily)A scare actor at Alton Towers (Photo: Instagram/@theradfordfamily)

Back in their themed hotel room, Noel encouraged all of his older viewers to try mazes for themselves.

He said: “Anyone who is thinking about booking those Scarefest maze tickets – I would definitely recommend it.

“Save the mine one until last – it was just absolutely brilliant.”

He added: “I don’t think Tillie (11) and Max (12) would have enjoyed it they were just a little bit young.

“It’s definitely worth the money and I absolutely loved them.”

You can catch up with the Radford Family’s adventures over on their YouTube channel.


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