Halloween events in Kent 2020: Spooky half term fun

PUBLISHED: 11:39 10 October 2020 | UPDATED: 11:13 04 November 2020

Halloween events in Kent - Photo by Andyone on Unsplash

Halloween events in Kent - Photo by Andyone on Unsplash


Half term is sorted with these spooky Halloween events and things to do in Kent

Events may be cancelled at short notice so please check all links before heading out to your chosen event

- Broomstick Flying School and Wicked Witch of the Wild Wood (24-31 Oct and 26-30 Oct respectively)

Penshurst Place & Gardens

Magical encounters and spooky tales await, including storytelling in the forest den with the Wicked Witch of the Wild Wood and a trail around the walled gardens where you might spot some witches stuck in the trees above.


- Halloween Half Term Fun (24 Oct - 1 Nov)

Hever Castle, Edenbridge

Get dressed up in your best Halloween outfit and follow the pumpkin trail around the gardens. The team at Hever have been carving their own pumpkins and you’ll be able to vote for your favourite or carve your own from home.


- Spooky Dover Castle (24 Oct - 1 Nov)

Dover Castle, Castle Hill Road, Dover

Grab your broomsticks for a bewitchingly brilliant day out at Dover Castle this Halloween half term. 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.


- Pick Your Own Pumpkin, Sevington (17-18 Oct and 24-31 Oct)

Cheesemans Green Lane, Sevington, Ashford

Visit the farm near Ashford to find the perfect pumpkins to carve or cook at home. Tickets are free and you simply pay for whatever you pick.


- Pumpkin Festival at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens (17 Oct - 1 Nov)

Riverhill, Sevenoaks

Grab your trail sheet and go exploring through the beautiful gardens to find the pumpkins hidden around the area. Keep an eye out for the pretty grotto filled with beautifully carved pumpkins.


- Halloween Spooktacular at Dobbies, Ashford (29-31 Oct)

Rutherford Road, Eureka Leisure Park

Enjoy a Halloween-themed bite to eat with the kids before getting stuck into a variety of craft activities and a fancy dress competition.


- Halloween at Mount Ephraim Gardens (31 Oct)

Staplestreet Road, Hernhill, Faversham

Complete the pumpkin trail, watch a devilish falconry display and devour some themed treats in the on-site tea room.


- Green Halloween at Singleton Environment Centre (31 Oct)

Wesley School Road (off Cuckoo Lane), Singleton, Ashford

Wear your best fancy dress for an event not only celebrating the spookiest time of the year but also the grand opening of their new building housing the Brisley Community Hall.


- Lullingstone Castle Pumpkin Carving (31 Oct)

Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford

Head to the castle in your fancy dress for some socially-distanced pumpkin carving at this magnificently historical and spooky location.


- The Black Dog Mystery at The Beaney, Canterbury - October 3 - November 6

18 High Street, Canterbury

“Calling all super sleuths: solve the mystery in our brand new spooktacular trail! Help discover the truth behind the strange sightings of the Black Dog that has been spotted inside The Beaney and around Canterbury. Is this a bad omen? Or maybe things aren’t quite as they seem?”


- Halloween at Leeds Castle - October 24 - November 1

Maidstone ME17 1PD

Follow their dedicated Halloween trail or have a go at archery in the grounds of this magnificently historic location.


- Pumpkin Picking and Trick or Treat Trail at Quex Activity Centre - October 24 - November 1

Birchington-on-Sea, CT7 0BH

“Are you brave enough to face our Creepy Characters? Survive their terrible tricks and you’ll be rewarded with a Spooktacular Sweet Treat.”


- Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search at Historic Dockyard Chatham - October 9 - November 1

Chatham, ME4 4TZ

“Your search will take you across our site, you’ll need to find 8 Wallys hidden among our collections and then spell out the letters to make a spooky phrase. Spell the phrase correctly and you’ll be rewarded with a prize.”


- Come Get Spooked at the Rare Breeds Centre - October 24 - November 1

Highlands Farm Woodchurch Ashford Kent, TN26 3RJ

“Bring the kids along to our Halloween Spooky Week where Ethel Fartwaffer will make you want to socially distance just from smell alone!”


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