Gather up your little ghouls and let the Halloween fun begin! Here are some of our favourite Halloween events for young children in Kent this October.

Details correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change. Check with the venue before you travel.

October Half Term at Howletts, Littlebourne, Canterbury CT4 5EL
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 2017, 9.30am-5.00pm
Take part in spooky activities and games including trails to win prizes, creepy crafts, pumpkin carving sessions and face painting.  Dress to impress on Sunday 29th October and enter our frightening fancy dress competition to win a Howletts goody bag! Plus, enjoy a twilight trek with our Education Presenters and see the park in a different light for just £15 per adult and £10 per child – pre booking required, please call 01303 264647 to book or pop in to the Howletts Gatehouse. Normal admission applies.

Haunted Castle at Dover Castle, Dover, CT16 1HU
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Feeling brave enough to take on Kent’s most haunted castle? Prepare to be scared this autumn half term as a frighteningly fun day out awaits you. Normal admission applies.

Halloween Half Term Fun at Hever Castle, Edenbridge TN8 7NG
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 2017, 10.30am-6.00pm
Meet Viscous Vampire and his Goblin friend in the Creepy Crypt and hear terrifying tales of goblins, trolls, witches and vampires. Follow the eerie Halloween trail, help ward off vampires with a spooky activity and sink your teeth into a sweet treat at the cupcake decorating workshop. With prizes for the best creepy costumes, a visit to Hever Castle is sure to be fang-tastic fun for all the family. Normal admission applies.

October Half Term at Bodiam Castle, Robertsbridge TN32 5UA
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Bring the family to Bodiam Castle this half-term and enjoy some Hallowe’en fun. Normal admission applies.

Betsy’d Hallowe’en Trail at Scotney Castle, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 8JN
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Betsy is our very own spooky black cat and she loves climbing trees. This Halowe’en she is helping her friend Winnie witch to find the ingredients for her potion hidden around the garden in the trees. On the way, learn more about our beautiful trees, some have an extra special story to tell about their place in the Great Storm thirty years ago. £2.50 per trail, plus normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Halloween Half Term Fun at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, TN12 6PY
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
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! Includes indoor Halloween entertainment, face painting, pumpkin carving, zombie shoot out, monster mash disco, creepy storytelling, competitions, 4D Cinema, and much more. Normal admission applies. 

Halloween Spooktacular at Kent Life, Maidstone, ME14 3AU
Saturday 21st to Tuesday 31st October 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
A spooky week of pumpkin carving, trick or treating, creepy critter and fancy dress competitions. Come along and trick or treat in our historic houses. Adults £9.95, children £7.95, family £29.95.

Wacky Witches and Wizards at Half Term at Leeds Castle, Maidstone, ME17 1PL
Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th October 2017
Find our wacky witches and wizards around the Castle grounds and listen to their spooky tales although beware, they often get themselves in a monster muddle. Our 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 ‘Monster Mash Ball’ and take part in the spooky games this Halloween half term. Normal admission applies.

Hallowe’en High Jinx at Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden TN30 6HE
Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th October 2017
Enjoy a train ride from Tenterden to Bodiam (return). Plus, Mr Mystery magic show, Birds of Prey display at Bodiam, pumpkin carving, face painting. Fancy Dress Encouraged. Adults £18, Children (3-15) £12, Family £38.

Hallowe’en themed crafts at Smallhythe Place, Tenterden TN30 7NG
Wednesday 25th October 2017, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Grab your broomsticks, hats and cloaks and get ready for an afternoon of spooky Arts and Crafts at Smallhythe Place. Join us from 1-3pm where we will be making Hallowe’en crafts for you to decorate your home. Come dressed in your scariest Hallowe’en costume, the best dressed wins a prize! Suitable for ages 8 and under. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Hallowe’en craft activity at Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT
Thursday 26th October 2017 12.00pm-3.30pm
Join us to get creative as we make spooky spiders webs for Hallowe’en. Normal admission applies, plus 50p donation.

Scary Scavenger Hunt and Creepy Crafts at Westgate Parks, Canterbury, CT1 2BQ
Friday 27th October 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Take part in our scary scavenger hunt! How many spooky things can you spot hidden around Toddler’s Cove and the Westgate Gardens. £2 per person. Pick up your spotter sheet from the Friends of Westgate Parks information stand located at Toddler’s Cove and receive a small prize. Make some spooktacular Halloween crafts to take home. Prize for the best fancy dress! £2 per person (accompanying adult free) , no need to book!

Fright Night at Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden TN30 6HE
Friday 27th October 2017, from 4.30pm
Join us on Friday 27th October from 4:30pm for a workshop including pumpkin modelling and facepainting. Hotdogs or hot snacks will be available from our licensed restaurant to eat in or take on the train. Families are encouraged to come in fancy dress, the scarier the better! Be amazed by the live Firebreather and entertained by spooky music before boarding the train for departure at 6:30pm. Children will receive a Munchbox during the journey. Upon arrival at Northiam station enjoy a firework display before the return journey to Tenterden arriving at approximately 8:15pm. Fright Night fares: Adults and Children 3-15 inclusive £18.00.

Halloween Magic at Lullingstone Castle, Dartford DA4 0JA
Sunday 29th October 2017, 12.00pm-8.oopm
Join us for Halloween magic on the last day of the season; pumpkin carving, spooky house and garden tours – perfect for all the family. Tom will give garden tours at 1pm and dusk tour at 5pm, learn about the origins of pumpkins, colours and varieties and children can spot the Halloween tricks in eerie torchlight! Fancy dress is welcome – let’s celebrate the end of our season in style!

Halloween Disco at Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH
Sunday 29th & Tuesday 31st October 2017, (Sunday 5.30pm – 7.30pm / Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm)
Spooktastic Fancy Dress Halloween Disco Parties- Join us for Ghoulish Games, Scary Disco Dancing and Trick or Treating. Ticket price is inclusive of Party Food Box. Fancy Dress for adults is optional. These events always sell out early so get your tickets early. £10 per child. Contact: 01843 846305 or