Our Top Ten Spooktacular Halloween Events in Kent.
Posted by Brave Little Tank on October 28, 2016
Halloween is just around the corner so we’ve come up with our pick of the best events and attractions to visit. Whether you are looking to scream your socks off, or just have some Halloween-themed family fun, we have put our favourite suggestions together for you.
Don’t forget to check out our huge range of terrifying Halloween costumes, which are sure to get you in the spirit for any of these events!
Based in Southfleet, Kent, you will not want to miss out on this scarily awesome event. During October half-term, Broadwitch holds a mixture of haunting events for family themed fun, including a Bone Yard maze and creepy Haunted Woods tour. Open between 10am - 6pm, and suitable for all ages, this is a fantastic day out for the whole family to enjoy. Read more about their Day Events.
However, as the night approaches, Broadwitch reveals its true Halloween spirit. With the tagline “If you’re not screaming, you’re already dead!” it certainly sets the scene for a terrifyingly awesome night. Attractions include a Corn Maze where you are chased by the dead, and a Haunted Castle with monstrous ghouls, so whatever you choose you are sure to be filled with fear. Evening events open at 6:30pm and run until 11 pm, and do include live actors. Read more about their Night Events.
Fort Amherst has been spooking Chatham residents for over 30 years and shows no signs of letting up, experts at www.scaretouruk.com describe it as “the most realistic scares ever achieved in a UK scare attraction”. This historical site is used with great effect to create sensationally creepy Halloween events!
Due to popular demand the Fort are offering family friendly tickets to their famous Halloween Horrors this half-term, these will only be available on selected days and start at 6pm. Teens (12-16yrs) and adults events begin on Friday 21st October and conclude on Halloween, these events start from 7pm. Warning - Be prepared for the gruesome ghouls and terrifying beasts to get very hands on! Read more about Fort Amherst Ghost Tours and Halloween Horrors.
From the 14th October to the 29th October, the original Dreamland will be possessed by the Halloween spirit turning it into Screamland! October half-term offers fun Halloween activities for the whole family, as well as Halloween-inspired rides which are included in your ticket. However, the faint-hearted and kids under 14 are advised to make tracks before 6pm, when the park undergoes a truly horrifying transformation. Attractions include the Bloody Mirror and Festinos Forgotten Funhouse, with its claim to “wipe the smile off your face, permanently”. Read more about Screamland.
The Historic Dockyard is one of the most haunted locations on our list, making it a perfect place to hold ghostly excursions. Up until the 11th December, visitors will be taken to off-limit areas, where the Dockyard spirits will join you for an eerie tour. Whether you choose the Ropery or Commissioner's house for your tour, your family will never look at the Dockyard the same way again. Read more on the Ghost Tours.
Halloween Half-Term Fun allows families to get stuck in with some classic Halloween entertainment. Activities include Pumpkin Carving, and new this year, Create your own Gooey Slime! Running from the 22nd to the 30th October, this fun, family event is enjoyable for everyone and will not leave you disappointed. Read more on the Half-Term Fun.
Betteshanger Park knows what will scare you to your bones! Over the October half-term (22nd - 30th), their spooky Halloween Trail for the younger kids is not to be missed. With a Tawny Owl as your guide, you will walk through the woods and defeat the ghouls which haunt the forest. Daytime events also include Pumpkin Carving, and an action packed Kids Club, all creating a ghoulish half-term for the kids.
For older kids and teens, the Terror Trail is sure to leave them trembling! The Trail will run twice during the evening of 29th October: between 4pm - 5pm for ages 7 - 14 (and scaredy cats), and between 5pm - 7pm for over 15's. Betteshanger are also holding an Open Air Showing of The Blair Witch Project on the 29th (strictly for over 15’s), you aren’t afraid of the dark are you? Read more about Betteshanger activities.
Dying to be a zombie this Halloween? Why not join in with the 6th annual Zombie Walk in Folkestone? In conjunction with The Folkestone Harbour Arm and Hawkinge Cricket Club, this fun and freaky event is sure to be an unforgettable experience. This is a charity event where you dress up in your most horrifying zombie outfit and walk amongst a hoard of other undead characters! At the end of the walk, there will be specialist face and body painting, as well as food stands so you can grab something tasty to sink your teeth into. Read more on Zombie Walk 2016.
Wear your favourite Halloween costume (there is a prize for the best fancy dress!) and run, jog or walk around the course at Mote Park! Starting at 5pm on the 28th October 2016, this family friendly event is suitable for all! With tricks and treats along the Pumpkin Path and Slime Time Alley, this route is wheelchair and pushchair friendly, but do be prepared for a few bumps along the way! (Rain covers for pushchairs are essential in the UV foam zone.) Try not to let the spooky howling woodlands scare you, as you decide whether to go for the Trick, or Treat, finish line! Read more on The Monster Dash.
Hempstead Valley are offering various fun, Halloween themed events for everyone from toddlers to grandparents to get stuck into this half-term. From Halloween Cupcake and Cookie Decorating, to Arts and Crafts, these free workshops are sure to keep everyone entertained. The surrounding shops are also in the Halloween spirit, offering monster value on their themed products! Read more about the Halloween Half Term Fun.
For a whole week, The Hop Farm are holding amazing spooktastic events to get the whole family involved in the spirit of Halloween! Dress up in your scariest Halloween outfit and get involved in a range of activities - shake them bones at the Monster Mash Disco, or take aim in a Zombie Shootout! Open from 10am till 4pm, there’s plenty of time to do all the great things available. Read more about the Fun at the Farm.
Beluncle Farm grows an extensive range of brightly coloured and unusual pumpkins. Each October they open their fields so you can choose your favourite, creating an enjoyable day out for the whole family! Pull on your wellies and pick out the perfect pumpkin to get your knife stuck into. Squashes can also be picked to guarantee a delicious Halloween. A family run business, each year PYO pumpkins make a donation from their profits to Crohn’s and Colitis UK (CCUK) and Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association (CICRA). The fields are open at the weekends throughout October, and during Half-term, you can grab as many pumpkins and squashes as you please between 10am and 4pm! Read more about picking your own pumpkin.
These are just a selection of the various spooky goings on in Kent this Halloween, whatever you do we hope you have a wonderfully wicked time! Remember, if you need a fantastic costume for your Halloween activities, we've got you covered, from white contact lenses to low cost Halloween costumes and outfit accessories.