Thorpe Park accused of 'offensive' attraction which stigmatises mental illness

A Halloween attraction at Thorpe Park has come under fire for stigmatising mental illness. 'The Asylum horror maze' has been part of 'Fright Night' at the park in Surrey for eight years.

Mental health campaigners say having actors chase people around 'The Asylum' pretending to be patients is offensive.

Thorpe Park says the attraction is not meant to be offensive nor a realistic portrayal of mental ill health
Thorpe Park says the attraction is not meant to be offensive nor a realistic portrayal of mental ill health Credit: Thorpe Park

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Halloween horror maze 'offense'

A Halloween attraction at Thorpe Park called 'The Asylum horror maze' has been criticised for "stigmatising mental illness".