Fun things to do on Friday the 13th [Sponsored]

Friday the 13th is a day that’s associated with bad luck. However, it has inspired best-selling novels and a franchise of horror movies and TV shows. Here are a couple of ways to spend this inauspicious day.

Visit a haunted place

If it’s not haunted, it’s not on our bucket list. What better time to visit a haunted place than on Friday the 13th anyway? South Africa has plenty of places that are reputed to be haunted, one of them being Kempton Park Hospital. This hospital was abandoned the day after Christmas in 1996 and has since become a hotspot for paranormal enthusiasts. Check out five of SA’s most haunted places.

Scary movie marathon

Let’s face it, horror movies aren’t for everyone. So, if scary movies freak you out, we’ll allow you to pass on this one. But for the sake of Friday the 13th, let’s just assume scary movies are on the cards. Watching movies in the comfort of your own home is always more convenient than having to go out, and allows you to scream as loudly as you like (perhaps just let the neighbours know!)

Visit a theme park

If you want to experience the thrill of being “high on life” then we suggest you purchase your tickets for a theme park. This is a great place to go to get your heart racing and adrenalin pumping. The rides at Gold Reef City are built to thrill and excite — but some of them are sure to terrify you! The scariest rides at the theme park are meant to be The Anaconda and the Tower of Terror.

Have a party

We’re not talking about any party; have one that has a horror theme. Just think of your favourite movie or fictional serial killer and find an outfit that matches. Send out invitations beforehand and let everyone know about the dress code. To make things more exciting, have a best-dressed contest as well. Keep in mind that house parties can get a little wild, thus increasing the likeliness of damage to your belongings. Make sure that you have home insurance and cover all your valuables so that they can easily be replaced should you need to claim. Apply for an insurance quote today and see how much you can save.

Friday the 13th doesn’t have to creep you out, make it fun, make it memorable and live your way!

This article is sponsored by MiWay.

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