Kent Halloween Haunts 2017

My mum and sister are visiting us this half term

So with all the cousins together with Nanny

We are searching out some spooky seasonal fun

Our children range from 0 – 7

Here are some of the best Kent Halloween Events

We have found near us for October 2017

Godinton House and Gardens, Ashford

A week of activities for families to enjoy

A traditional treasure hunt

Garden games and children’s crafts

We went to a May Day event here and it was lovely

So will definitely be trying out this one

Running daily from October 23 – 27

1pm – 4pm

It costs £9 per adult for a House and Gardens

Garden only is £5

Children under 16 go free


Hop Farm, Paddock Wood

I don’t think my children have ever been to the Hop Farm

I used to go as a child in the 80s

I hear very mixed things about it now

I think we might go along at half term though

And see what they have to offer

With indoor Halloween Entertainment

Pumpkin carving

Ghoulish face painting

A zombie shoot out competition

4D cinema

Creepy story-telling

Magic shows

Monster mash discos and magic castles

There is definitely lots going on

And children are encouraged to come in fancy dress

Running from October 21 – 29, 10am – 4pm

It costs £1 to enter the Hop Farm

Some rides and attractions operate on a pay/play basis


Kent Life, Maidstone

My children love it here

And we do not go as often as we should

We had annual passes

And did not really utilise them at all

I think that we might try again this year

As the children really do enjoy it there

And it so close to our home

For Halloween half term

Kent Life are offering a spooky week of pumpkin carving

Trick or treating in the historic houses

Spooky guided tours

Ghostly storytelling

Creepy critter

Fancy dress competitions

And an ugly bug ball

Running from October 21 – 31

Entrance costs £9.95 for adults and £7.95 for children


Kent and East Sussex Railway, Tenterden

Any chance

Take part in pumpkin carving and face painting

Enjoy unlimited journeys between Tenterden and Bodiam Station on the steam and diesel trains

There will also be a Mr Mystery magic show and a Birds of Prey display at Bodiam

Running from October 24 – 26

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Leeds Castle, Maidstone

This is one of our most frequented places

We literally live just round the corner

And it is one of our very favourite places to be

We will definitely

Be dressing up and joining in the spooky fun

This Halloween Half Term

Find wacky witches and wizards around the castle grounds

Listen to their spooky tales although beware

They often get themselves in a monster muddle

Silly sorcerers are making big mistakes

Note them on your trail card to be rewarded with a chocolate prize

A spooky quest is available in the Woodland Walk for younger visitors (small additional charge applies)

Join in the fancy dress competition at 2pm each day

Dance in the fun children’s ‘Monster Mash Ball’

And take part in the ghoulish games

From October 23 – 29

Leeds Castle admission tickets cost £24.90 for adults and £16.90 for children under 15

Your ticket lasts for a year and if you are local this is FAB value for money

Maidstone Museum, Maidstone

Enjoy a host of creative, fun activities this half term

Different activities every day

All with an autumn theme

Tuesday: Create a delightful paper plate owl family

Wednesday: Make a clay leaf bowl

Thursday: Create a colourful Autumn wreath

Friday: Construct your own mini scarecrow

Running from October 24 – 27, 10:30am-4pm

The activities cost £3 per child

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Millbrook Garden Centre, Staplehurst

Roll up, roll up, for half term at the garden centre in Staplehurst

One of the UK’s oldest circus families

Paulos Circus

Makes a welcome return visit from Wednesday, October 25 and Sunday, October 29.

Performing since 1816

The Paulos family have been touring with their unique family entertainment

Paulos Circus brings clowns, acrobats, aerial skills, magic, wire walkers and jugglers among its acts

Promising an unforgettable circus experience for all the family

There’s also Halloween fun at Millbrook on Saturday, October 28

With a family pumpkin carving session at 2pm

Including a demonstration and the chance to take your carved pumpkin home

This costs £5 per family

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Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch

This is a very special place for us

Filled with Matilda Mae memories

A place we have spent whole summers



Having adventures

It feels very much like our place

And is a must visit for festivities at Halloween

From 21st to 29th Oct

Things are about to get (a little) spooky on the farm!

A week filled with ghosts, ghouls and a whole lot of fearsome fun

There are lots of Halloween activities for everyone including:

Collect a tasty treat when you dare to complete The Spooks Trail.

Come along meet Vunderbar the Wizard, who will be in the Discovery room telling spooky stories and singing scary songs. (from Mon – Fri)

Cauldron Cookery Courses for Kids with our very own Effel Fartwaffer (Weekends)

Wiley Wolf Productions presents ‘Pirate Island’, a Swashbuckling Adventure for all!

Are you brave enough to join in ‘The Devil’s Pig Race’?

Get a fearsome face painted by Jax (at a small extra cost).

Fancy Dress Competition – Best Children’s Freaky Halloween Outfit Wins a Prize (Adults, feel free to dress up too!).

Look out for our Halloween characters around the farm.

Plus (for those who are less keen on Halloween) all the usual fun of the farm, friendly animals and Big Red Trailer Rides.

So much to do

Such great value for money!

The Micro Museum, Ramsgate

My children are currently crazy for Harry Potter

Our home education has been very much focused on the young wizard

So far this term

This Halloween event sounds fun for any other Hogwarts enthusiasts like mine

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The Walled Nursery, Cranbrook

This is so close to where we live

Yet I had not heard of it

Their pumpkin festival is now on our

Halloween Half Term Must Do List

From Tuesday 25th October to Sunday 30th October, 10am to 4pm

£5 per child includes pumpkin to carve and take home

No need to book, just turn up

Enjoy pumpkin bowling

Follow the pumpkin trail and much more

Plenty of fun for primary aged kids

Including guessing the weight of the pumpkin!

It all sounds such good simple fun

We are definitely going to check this out


If you live in Kent

And you read my blog

I would love to know if you treat yourself to one of these events

This Halloween half term

If you have a favourite Halloween Haunt

That I have not mentioned

Then please let me know in the comments

Tis the season for All Hallows

The season for some super spooky fun

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