Halloween in Kent

8 best Halloween events in Kent 2019 – we love spooky and fun Halloween events for over October half term, have a look at what’s on in Kent over Halloween!

The Hop Farm Paddock Wood

Treat the kids to a spook-tastic feast of fun for the half term holidays! Dress up in your best Halloween fancy dress and come and join in! Here’s just some of the fun that’s in store:

  • Indoor Halloween Entertainment (see entertainment timetable below)
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Best-Dressed Competition
  • Ghoulish Face Painting
  • Challenges with treats for the winners
  • Creepy Story Telling
  • Magic Shows
  • Magic Castle
  • Animal Farm

A fantastic week for all the family and ideal for kids who want to join in the Halloween spirit over half term. And look out for some extra special treats that you’ll find on arrival!

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Halloween at The Reindeer Centre Bethersden, Kent

19th October 2019 – 31st October 2019

13 days of fangtastic fun!  Adults £6, kids £7.50 including a gift.  Family friendly frights.

  • Meet the Creepy Critters
  • Pumpkin Activities
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Fancy Dress – Prize for the best dressed!
  • Tunnel of Terror
  • Halloween Activities
  • Straw Bale Ball Pit

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Beastly Bones and Curious Creatures of Quex House, Kent

Saturday 19th to Friday 25th October 2019 Powell-Cotton Museum & Gardens 10:00 – 17:00 and Quex House 13:00 – 16:00 on all days.

The Powell-Cotton Museum is excited to invite families to a bone-rattling good time this October Half Term, when the museum team are here to help you get hands on and explore the collections in new ways.  Do you have X-ray vision?  Use our giant drawing screens and let the whole family get creative.  Discover what’s on the inside of the animals in our dioramas – what makes a giraffe so different from a gorilla?

The bone hunt!  Can you identify 10 objects in our museum which are made of bone?  Use your trail sheet, find them all and collect your sweet treat prize!  Join us for “The Curious Creatures of Quex House” tour.  Hidden throughout Quex House are all kinds of animals, what are they and where are they lurking?  Make a Halloween lantern and with your tour guide, explore the house, discovering its secrets by lantern-light.  (Additional charge applies).  Book on arrival, sessions will be running throughout the day. 

Adult non-member: £8.95
Concession non-member: £6.50
Child non-member: £6.50
Family non-member: £27.50
Members: Adults free, small charge for child activity

Additional charge applies for Curious Creatures of Quex House tour and Halloween Lantern Making – £3 child member / £4 child non-member.  

Halloween in Kent


Hocus Pocus Circus Ruxley Garden Centre

21ST – 27TH OCTOBER 2019


John Lawson’s Circus is coming to Ruxley Manor this half term once again for a spooktacular showing! With plenty of Halloween themed family entertainment to dance, scream and sing along. It is the perfect way to celebrate the spookiest of seasons.

9:30AM, 11:30AM, 1:30PM 3:30PM EVERYDAY


Halloween Half Term Fun at Hever Castle, Kent

19 – 31 OCTOBER 2019

Prepare to be spooked this Halloween at Haunted Hever. For autumn half term we have a vast array of spook-tacular events on at the Castle for you and your little ones.

Join the spooky storytelling, take part in the Halloween craft activity, follow the scarecrow scavenger hunt around the grounds and sink your teeth into a sweet treat at the deadly delicious biscuit decorating workshop* (*small additional charge).

Don your scariest outfit to take part in the fancy dress costume (with prizes for the best dressed) and finish your spooky creation off with a freakish facepaint* (*small additional charge).

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Spooky Dover Castle with Creepy Critters

Sat 19 – Sun 27 Oct 2019 10am-4pm

Grab your broomsticks for a bewitchingly brilliant day out at Dover Castle this Halloween half term in Kent. Get hands-on with creepy crafts and a wicked witch-themed quest. There’s a fancy dress competition every day – come in your best witch and wizard outfits to be in with a chance of winning. Plus, meet some amazing animals – including snakes, spiders and more – and learn all about these creepy crawly creatures.Spooky Halloween Kent


Fright at the Museum: Mother Crawe and The Crows’ Curse – Canterbury Museums and Galleries

Fri 25 October 2019 to Sat 26 October 2019

Following on from the success of last years Halloween Museum fundraiser, this spooktacular event will see the entire Beaney site transformed into a haunted house between 10am – 5pm on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October.  Visitors can enjoy pumpkin carving, potion making, Halloween themed refreshments and explore our spooky exhibits. Fancy dress is encouraged with prizes for the spookiest outfits! 

Entry is free with additional payable activities available.

A £5 family Halloween trail will also be available, based around the ghost story of a Canterbury witch called Mother Crawe. Can you crack the answers and lift the curse on The Beaney that the crows of Mother Crawe created? Complete the trail successfully for your chance to win an Amazon Fire tablet! Pick up your trail from our Visitor Information Desk any time from Saturday 19th October to Sunday 3rd November.

(Closed Monday 28th)

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Penhurst Place – Halloween Events in Kent

The Forgetful Witch

 19th Oct – 27th Oct from 10.30am – 11.00am

Willow the Witch is well-known for being the most forgetful enchantress in her class. On a recent school trip to Penshurst Place, she failed to notice a large hole had appeared in her satchel, and as she wandered the gardens all of her magical belongings fell out! This Halloween we need you to find Willow’s magical items and unravel the hidden mystery within!

The Wicked Witch of the Wild Wood

 21st Oct – 25th Oct from 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Sessions at 1pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm. Please note that limited places are available for each session and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tread down a leaf-covered path through the winding woods and see the pumpkins that mark the entrance to the witch’s lair. Settle in underneath our yurt, hot chocolate in hand, and prepare to face off with the ugly witch of Penshurst Place as she emerges from her forest den to tell you a Halloween tale! Afterwards, you’ll be able to recover by roasting a marshmallow over our open fire.

Witches and Wizards Spells and Tricks

 26th Oct from 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Sessions at 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm Please note that limited places are available for each session and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Discover your inner sorcerer this Halloween as we welcome you to our Witches and Wizards inspired storytelling! Recite some spellbinding tricks before graduating your first magical class with broomstick-flying colours!

Potion Masters From History

 27th Oct from 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Sessions at 12noon, 1.00pm, 2.00pm & 3pm. Please note that limited places are available for each session and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

There have been whispers of witches and wizards in literature and folklore all across the globe, with their supposed potions and spells blamed for bad luck throughout the ages. This Halloween we invite you to learn a little more about their horrible history with an interactive session led by Hands on History!


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