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10 Halloween Horrors in Kent This October Half Term


October half term is nearly upon us and visitor attractions across Kent will be pulling out all the stops to make this the spookiest half term of the year! Start planning where to take your little monsters this half term by checking out our top 10 picks below. Creepiest Halloween costumes at the ready…

1) Spook Quest at The Canterbury Tales – 19th – 27th October

Things don’t get much creepier than a room full of waxwork figures at Halloween! This half term, The Canterbury Tales team are inviting you and your little ones to dress up in your best Halloween costume and help Zelda, the famous Medieval witch, to find all the ingredients for her potion to cure the plague!

2) Enchanted Dockyard, Chatham Dockyard – 19th – 27th October

Head over to Chatham Dockyard this October half term to disappear into the magical world of the Enchanted Dockyard. With a mystical garden and seasonal crafts like pumpkin carving and slime making, your little ghouls are bound to have a frightfully good time! 

(Timeslot must be booked upon arrival).

3) Spooky Dover Castle with Creepy Critters – 19th – 27th October

This half term, Dover Castle are inviting you to grab your broomsticks and fly to this coastal fortress for a bewitchingly brilliant day out! With creepy crafts, a witch-themed quest and a daily fancy dress costume, children will love getting dressed up and meeting the Castle’s creepy crawlies!

4) Get Spooked, Dreamland, Margate – 19th – 27th October

If you’re in the mood for thrills with a good dose of family fun this half term, head over to Dreamland for ‘Get Spooked’! New for 2019, there will be a family friendly maze alongside party games, a devilish disco and spooky crafts and activities. Dressing up is encouraged!

The park is free to enter and will be open every day throughout the half term. Just make sure you buy your ride wristbands if you are planning on experiencing Dreamland’s new and vintage rides.

5) Halloween Half Term Fun at the Farm, The Hop Farm, Tonbridge – 19th – 27th October

Dress up in your best Halloween costume this half term and head over to the Hop Farm! With indoor Halloween entertainment, pumpkin carving, ghoulish face painting and more, there’s plenty to get your claws into!

Plus, on Tuesday 22nd October, The Gruffalo will be visiting the Hop Farm for meet and greets throughout the day.

6) Halloween Spooktacular, Kent Life, Maidstone – 19th – 27th October

Join in the family fun at Kent Life this half term as the park is transformed for the spooky season! There’s plenty for your little monsters to enjoy, from pumpkin carving, to a creepy cuddle corner and spooky farm rides! 

You never know who’s lurking behind the doors of Kent Life’s historic houses when you go trick or treating… 

7) Halloween Monster Academy, Leeds Castle, Maidstone – 21st – 27th October

Brand new for 2019, Leeds Castle will welcome guests to their Halloween Monster Academy this half term. Explore the grounds of the ‘loveliest castle in the world’ and complete spooky classes as you go, winning stamps from the teachers to graduate from the Academy! 

8) Spooky Halloween Musical, Groombridge Place, Tunbridge Wells – 19th October – 3rd November

Famous scary characters, including Maleficent, Jack Skellington and the Addams Family, will take to the stage in the outdoor forest theatre at Groombridge Place this half term.

The family friendly ‘Spooky Halloween Musical’ encourages everyone to sing along and dress in your best Halloween outfit for a chance to win a prize! 

9) Beastly Bat Trail, Chartwell, Westerham –19th October – 3rd November

Chartwell gardens and woodlands are home to a variety of different bat species - what better time to see these beastly bats in their home than the spookiest month of the year! Head over to Chartwell this half term to discover the special bat boxes and learn fascinating facts about bats.

10) Halloween Half Term Fun, Hever Castle – 19th – 31st October

There’s plenty going on at Hever Castle this half term! Prepare to be spooked with storytelling, craft activities, hunts around the grounds and a deadly delicious biscuit decorating workshop (for a small additional charge).

There will be prizes for the best fancy dress costumes, plus adults can enjoy reading gruesome Victorian tales!

On the lookout for other things to do in Kent over the October half term? Check out our top 8 things to do in Kent this Autumn

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