ANGELS will be turning to the dark side for Halloween as they host their first ever fright night.

The Harwich Angels are daring brave residents to come to Beacon Hill Fort in the darkness for a spooktacular evening.

For the fright night groups will be guided through the wartime fortress and its terrifying tunnels where Halloween surprises will be lurking in the darkness.

Tour guides will lead groups of ten people around the fortress which includes a number of buried and standing remains of the coastal artillery batteries, the earliest of which are thought to date back to 1812.

The site itself dates back even further to 1534, when a fortification was built there during the reign of Henry VIII.

A new fort was built in its place during the 19th century and used during both the First and Second World Wars.

Andrea King, of Harwich Angels, said: "There will be things going on along the walks and also in the tunnels.

"But at the end of the route there will be a bar, BBQ, jacket spud stall, along with tea and coffee cakes and candyfloss."

Andrea said she does not want to give away any of the scary trick or treats along the way.

She added: "We have sold 300 tickets already for this event and expect it to be a sell out.

"We are hoping this event will become and annual event and get bigger every year.

"The event is designed for children over 11 only and we wouldn't recommend bringing younger children."

All money raised will be split between Beacon Hill Fort and the Harwich Angels, which is an events group raising money for local causes.

Nobody taking part should wear fancy dress for health and safety reasons.

The event is being held on November 2 at different time slots in the evening.

Time slots available to book tickets are between 6pm and 7pm, 7pm and 8pm, 8pm and 9pm.

The 9pm until 10pm slot has been fully booked.

Tickets can be collected by calling 07714 239333, emailing or from Harwich box office based in the library.

They are priced at £3.50 each.