15 issues to do with the household this Halloween and October half time period in Kent

When you’re on the lookout for methods to maintain your little witches and wizards busy over the October half time period, we’ve acquired some spook-tacular concepts.

From terrifying trails to creepy arts and crafts, Kent is effervescent with devilish days out for the entire household this Halloween…

Kent’s younger witches and wizards can profit from this Halloween. Image: Kent Life

The Beaney, Canterbury

Be a part of the beasts of The Beaney and tackle the evil wizard lurking alongside the Halloween path. Clear up puzzles, uncover clues and discover the museum assortment to defeat the wizard and obtain a reward for all of your assist. There may even be a particular Spooky Day the place you possibly can gown up and wander across the museum at the hours of darkness – when you dare!

Particulars: The Halloween path is open every day from Saturday, October 7 to Sunday, November 5 (besides Mondays) at The Beaney Home of Artwork and Data in Canterbury. The Spooky Day will happen on Saturday, October 28. Guide on-line right here.

Betteshanger Nation Park, Deal

There are many autumnal actions happening at Deal’s nation park this October. The family-friendly woodland path is ready in a mysterious forest with all kinds of ghosts and ghouls hiding round each nook, whereas the Terror Path is a extra scary expertise for older teenagers. There’s additionally Betteshanger’s Pumpkin City the place you possibly can decide your individual pumpkins to take dwelling and switch into jack-o’-lanterns in time for the weekend.

Particulars: The woodland path and Pumpkin City are open from Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29 at Betteshanger Nation Park in Deal. The Terror Path is open from Thursday, October 26 to Saturday, October 28. Guide on-line right here.

Get out and about with the youngsters through the faculty holidays. Image: Penshurst Place

Canterbury Backyard Centre, Herne

Get caught into a spread of actions at this backyard centre simply exterior of Canterbury. There can be magic reveals, face portray, science experiments, kids’s crafts and a photograph sales space competitors for the best-dressed monsters.

Particulars: Tuesday, October 24 on the Canterbury Backyard Centre in Herne. Entry is free and no reserving is required, nevertheless some actions do cost.

Dover Fort

One in all Kent’s oldest castles is bursting with macabre historical past, and there’s no higher time to discover it than Halloween. This half time period, guests can be a part of a spine-tingling quest the place they may assist resolve clues and riddles and uncover magical potion elements within the hopes of changing into the witch’s new apprentice.

Particulars: Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, November 5 at Dover Fort. Guide on-line right here.

Comply with Hever Fort’s Halloween path – however watch out for the large spider! Image: Hever Fort and Gardens

Hever Fort, Edenbridge

If yow will discover all the letters scattered round Hever Fort – and keep away from the scary big spider – you possibly can win a particular prize. There’s additionally an outside Halloween-themed path, artwork workshops and terrifying tales learn out loud by vampires and ghosts, in addition to fancy gown and face portray on the weekends.

Particulars: Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29 at Hever Fort in Edenbridge, close to Sevenoaks. Guide on-line right here.

Go to Kent Life’s haunted village of Sandling Hole. Image: Kent Life

Kent Life, Maidstone

This October, Kent Life can be remodeled right into a hair-raising hub of actions, from pumpkin carving to fancy gown competitions. There can be spectacular gentle projections, creepy crawlies and haunted homes open to those that are courageous sufficient to go trick or treating – and don’t overlook to go to the model new village of Sandling Hole that has fallen beneath the spell of mischievous spirits.

Particulars: Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29 at Kent Life close to Maidstone. Guide on-line right here.

Leeds Fort can be decked out with autumnal colors over the half time period. Image: Leeds Fort

Leeds Fort, Maidstone

End up misplaced in an interactive quest via the grounds of Leeds Fort. Discover ways to solid spells and break the curse of the fortress whereas assembly characters reminiscent of Ember the Autumnal Witch and Rocky the Stone Monster alongside the way in which. There can be storytelling, puzzles and decor to completely immerse guests within the Halloween journey.

Particulars: Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29 at Leeds Fort close to Maidstone. Guide on-line right here.

There can be after-dark backyard excursions and fancy gown at Lullingstone Fort. Image: Alan Graham

Lullingstone Fort, Swanley

There’s nonetheless time to see out the season with some fun-filled household actions at Lullingstone Fort. There can be pumpkin carving, creepy backyard excursions, fancy gown, talks and magic after-dark to make for a jam-packed day trip.

Particulars: Sunday, October 29 at Lullingstone Fort and the World Backyard in Swanley. Entry prices £12.50 for adults, kids beneath 16 go free. No have to ebook.

Margate Caves

As if Margate’s underground caves weren’t eerie sufficient, this October they’re being overrun by monsters. These beastly creatures will take over the caves for a really terrifying go to – however don’t fear, most of them are pleasant when you get to know them (or at the least that’s what we hear).

Particulars: Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29 on the Margate Caves. There may even be messy crafts on Monday, October 23. Entry prices £4.50 for adults and £2 for kids, craft actions price a further £1. No have to ebook.

Plenty of households get pleasure from pumpkin selecting and carving in October. Image: Penshurst Place

Market Place, Faversham

For a novel day trip through the faculty holidays, go to Faversham’s city centre and cheer on the Howl-O-Ween canine parade. Pet homeowners and their canines can be dressed up of their finest Halloween costumes and parading across the market city within the hopes of profitable prizes together with Scariest Canine Costume and Scariest Dressed Household.

Particulars: Saturday, October 28 on the Market Place in Faversham city centre. Entry is free, no have to ebook.

Mount Ephraim, Faversham

Take within the lovely autumn colors on the gardens of Mount Ephraim as you observe the Halloween path. There can be enjoyable actions to participate in alongside the way in which and loads of not-so-scary surprises for younger guests. The tea room may even be open and serving treats through the occasion.

Particulars: Wednesday, October 25 to Sunday, October 29 at Mount Ephraim in Faversham. Guide on-line right here.

Penshurst’s fairytale-themed path, based mostly on Hansel and Gretel, options legendary creatures and magical potions. Image: Penshurst Place

Penshurst Place, Tonbridge

Boo and hiss the baddies at a panto-style present, observe the fairytale-themed backyard path and check out your hand at blood-curdling crafts through the faculty holidays. From characters reminiscent of princes and princesses to actions reminiscent of making hand-print spiders and monster masks, there’s loads to maintain the entire household entertained.

Particulars: Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29 at Penshurst Place and Gardens in Penshurst, close to Tonbridge. Guide on-line right here.

Reuthes Misplaced Backyard, Sevenoaks

These gorgeous gardens are about to be changed into an enormous household hang-out the place you will see that this 12 months’s ‘spooktacular’ path. In addition to the path, which returns after a profitable season final 12 months, there can be pumpkin carving, Halloween discos and a household fright night time the place you’ll come face-to-face with monsters at the hours of darkness.

Particulars: Saturday, October 14 to Tuesday, October 31 at Reuthes Misplaced Backyard in Sevenoaks. Guide on-line right here.

Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells

Take pleasure in a side-splitting slapstick journey aboard an actual steam engine. Dr Frankenslime is a family-friendly present stuffed with magic and mayhem starring the wacky scientist with a number of interactive components, together with colouring packs and trick or treating. There’s additionally an opportunity to cease off at Eridge station and learn to make glow-in-the-dark slime from the physician himself.

Particulars: Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29 on the Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells. Guide on-line right here.

The Stag, Sevenoaks

Marvel at magic tips and cackle at laugh-out-loud jokes because the Kent Magician’s Guild return for an additional spherical of spectacularly spooky leisure. The present, which has offered out in earlier years, is a comedy caper with a sprinkling of family-friendly horror, all carried out by a bunch of high kids’s entertainers.

Particulars: Friday, October 27 on the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks. Guide on-line right here.

The grounds of Walmer Fort will look very completely different after darkish. Image: Elaine Bryan

Walmer Fort, Deal

Do you dare to affix Walmer Fort’s group of ghost hunters for a devilish after-dark stroll? Comply with the ghoulish storytellers as they share terrifying tales of unusual happenings from the fortress’s historical past and discover the hidden corners of the Walmer’s depraved woodlands.

Particulars: Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29 at Walmer Fort close to Deal. Guide on-line.