Whether you’re in the mood for a Galentine’s Day to remember or want to go on an adventure with your partner, guests are invited to Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail for a unique Valentine’s Day haunt.
Love is in the air… and it’s out for revenge.
This Valentine’s Day, partners have the opportunity to forgo traditional chocolates and fancy dinners and instead embrace an experience that is sure to make the night one they’ll remember for years to come. Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail, 2837 Frontage Road S., is offering a destination unlike any other for those who want to add some spookiness to their day of celebrating love.
“This is our second annual haunted Valentine’s Day attraction,” Zach Glaros, owner of Sir Henry’s, said. “It’s themed ‘Love’s Revenge’ and will have our three trails that people really enjoy. But for this event we’ve added a love element to all of them. This is just another way for us to entertain our guests on a holiday and the need for this type of outdoor experience, especially now with all of the COVID stuff still going on — well, there’s just been a big response.”
For those regulars at the many different holiday experiences offered at Sir Henry’s, learning the lore behind each trail is just as fascinating as the scares themselves.
Weeping Roses is a trail that features the store of Mrs. Green. According to Sir Henry’s, “Hard times make people do crazy things. And Mrs. Green is no stranger to hard times. After losing her flower shop business, many say she went mad. Her garden and flowers were her whole life. So she decided to take revenge on those in the town who never supported her business… No one, not even her husband, is safe from her wrath.”
Collector of Hearts is another trail on the property. It follows the story of Poppy, who is obsessed with her new puppets. She “pushes one of her main henchmen, The Collector, to secretly harvest the hearts of victims in order to give life to Poppy’s puppets. Feeling the loss of Poppy’s love, he hopes that one day one of the puppets may fall in love with him when he fills them with a beating heart.”
One of Sir Henry’s biggest hits at Halloween was the Candy Tree. It has been transformed into The Kissing Tree. “Over time, the candy tree was slowly forgotten. Until one day, a rumor started that by kissing your true love under the tree, you will have true love forever. But if the person is not your true love, the creature Kane will appear and devour you both.”
If you want to go to the event, you must buy tickets in advance at sir henryshauntedtrail.com. Once online, you pick the day and time slot you wish to come into the park. Ticket sales are going strong and Glaros said they are above last year’s numbers, so get yours in advance to make sure you get the time slot you prefer.
COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place and all attendees are required to comply with CDC guidelines including wearing a mask and social distancing.
There will also be a concession booth, a gift shop and photo ops for guests to take pictures as well as the characters from the trails walking around the premises. Depending on your speed and preference, the experience will take anywhere from one and a half to three hours to complete. Parking is free, but you must have your tickets in advance.
“I think it’s an opportunity for a couple to come closer together and bond over something scary and have that bonding experience that makes date nights so memorable,” Glaros said. “There’s the typical ‘go to the movies’ or go out to eat’ plan, but I think something different and overall exciting is a far more interesting way to spend your Valentine’s Day. It’s definitely an experience you will remember.”
If You Go
Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail “Love’s Revenge”
When: Feb. 12, Feb. 13, Feb. 14. Time slots vary.
Cost: Tickets from $25
Where: 2837 South Frontage Road, Plant City, FL 33566