Halloween Events In Kent 2023 – Trails & Treats

Lots of great Halloween trails and events this year in Kent for all ages – spooky trails, ghostly treasure hunts, beastly finds, there is plenty of ghoulish fun for all ages this half term for Halloween with our Halloween Events In Kent 2023 – Trails & Treats blog.
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By Julia Davies
Updated 24th October 2023

Halloween Events In Kent 2023 – Trails & Treats

BEASTS & SCARECROWS
In Canterbury there are plenty of frights at the museum with the Beasts at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in Canterbury. Join the griffins and other beasts to take on Gaborax, an evil wizard who wants to plunder the museum for rare and unusual potion ingredients. This interactive Halloween trail is fun for the whole family. Time: From the 7th of October to the 5th of November. Tuesday to Saturday and Monday 23rd October: 10am to 5pm and Sunday: 11am to 4pm. Price: £5 per trail, they can be shared but the participation prize and competition entry is limited to one per trail.

At the Trick Or Treat Trail at the Quex Park Adventure Farm Park in Birchington there’s plenty of spooky fun at this family friendly trail in the Spooky Woods, the Bewitched Pumpkin Picking Patch and on the Slime Blaster Express. Are you brave enough to survive terrible tricks for a Spooktacular sweet treat.
Price: Adult: £5.45, Child: £19.45, Child – toddler: £9.95, Babes in arms: Free. Booking fees apply – includes a pumpkin per child and access to Quex Adventure Farm Park Facilities (weather dependant).
Time: 14th, 15th and 21st to 29th and 30th October 2023
10am-8pm.

This year the Spooktacular Halloween Trail at Reuthe’s The Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks is split into two – you can try the Trick Trail and the Treat Trail. The Treat Trail is a gentler route with less frightening props, in addition, the Trick Trail is on a steeper route and they haven’t held back with the scare factor. Time: 14th to the 31st of October. Price: Child – 3 years +: £5, accompanying Adult: £3, Child – under 3 years: Free. Booking recommended.

For Halloween Events In Kent 2023 – Trails & Treats head to Sittingbourne. As part of their Erriot Wood Pumpkin Patch to see if you can find the quirky 20 scarecrow characters on a trail too. Time: 14th, 15th, 21st to 29th October – bookable slots between: 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm. Tickets are valid for 2 hours from booked slot time. Price: Included in the entry fee: £5 per car *(booking fee applies) Pumpkins and Squashes – additional fee.

At the Mythical Creatures Half Term Trail at Lullingstone Country Park in Sevenoaks follow this self-led activity trail and in addition explore the woods and park. All completed trails will receive a small spooky prize. Time: 14th October to 5th November: 10am-3pm. Price: £3.

PRIZES & PUMPKINS
From the 14th of October to the 5th of November at the Autumn Half Term Trail, at Trosley Country Park in Gravesend, explore the park with this self-led activity trail. Completed trails receive a small prize. Time: 10am-1.30pm. Price: £3.

 Follow the Big Hoot trail as part of the activities at Nocturnal Half Term at Powell-Cotton Museum in Birchington. There are also owl flying displays and silent discos, and children can get creative, and play nocturnal-themed games. Time: 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th October 2023: 11 am–3 pm. Wide-Eyes Falconry: 12Noon and 2pm – 30 minutes, SEND friendly hour: 11am-12Noon – the silent disco lights will be on but not flashing, 12-3pm – silent disco. Price: Adult: £3.50
Child: £2.50, Child – 3 years and under: Free, Concession: £3, Carer: Free, Powell-Cotton Member: Free.

Take them for some Halloween frights this October half term with the Ghostly Treasure Hunt at Eastgate House in Rochester. They can follow the clues around the house to discover a hidden treasure. Time: 21st to 29th of October, Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10am-5pm. Last entry 4.15pm. Price: Free with admission for up to 3 children with one paying adult. Admission, Adult: £6.10, concession: £3.30.

With the Half-Term Pumpkin Trail at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, from the 21st to the 29th of October, explore the beautiful reserve, find the clues and solve the puzzle to win a Kent Wildlife Trust prize bundle. The Romney Marsh Visitor Centre is set within 11 hectares of Romney Warren, a Site of Special Scientific Interest is an award-winning eco-friendly building with wildlife conservation at its heart. Time: 11am-3pm. Price: Trail: £4.

From the 21st to the 29th of October at Chartwell in Sevenoaks they can explore the woodland and play areas. Furthermore they can learn the lifecycle of a pumpkin and guess the biggest pumpkin’s weight to win a rewarding prize at The Pumpkin Trail 2023. Time: 10am-4pm. Price: Trail: £1 with admission. Admission – National Trust Member: Free. Gift Aid/Standard – House, Garden and Studio: Adult: £20/£22, Child: £10/£11, Family: 50/£55,1 Adult and up to 3 children: £30/£33. Garden and Studio: Adult: £15.40/£14, Child: £7.70/£7, 1 Adult and up to 3 children: £23.10/£21, Family: £38.50/£35.

For Halloween Events In Kent 2023 Trails & Treats take the little ones to find all the pumpkins hidden around the park to win a prize at the Pegwell Pumpkin Trail at Pegwell Bay Country Park in Ramsgate from the 21st to 29th October. Time: 9am-2pm. Price: £3.

From the 21st to 31st October take them to find the hidden photographs for the Halloween Trail at The RAF Manston History Museum in Ramsgate this October half term for a prize. Time: 10am-4pm. Last entry 3.15pm. Price: Trail: £1.50,
Admission: Adult: £5, Child: £2.50, Child – under 5 years: Free, Family – 2 adults + up to 4 children: £15, Carer: Free.

POTIONS & BEINGS
At The Great Potion Commotion Trail at Penshurst Place and Gardens in Tonbridge find out about the witch from Hansel and Gretel legend and how she came to live in her house. Legend says that after several failed attempts at kidnapping creatures for her potions, and their multiple escapes she assumed children would be easier to imprison. In addition, little ones can search for the creatures who escaped in this garden trail. Time: 21st to 29th October. 10am-5pm. Price: Free with admission: House, Gardens and Grounds/Gardens and Grounds Only – Adult – aged 16 years +: £14/£12, Child – 5-15 years: £7.80/£7.30, Family – 2 adults + 2 children: £39/£36, Family – 1 adult + 3 children: £35/£31.50, Family – 2 adults + 1 child: £33/£28.50, Carer: Free.Free admission for 2 children under 5 per paying adult, £2.50 per child under 5 thereafter.

Little ones can also take part in the Halloween Quest at Dover Castle as well as complete the booklet’s activities and solve its creepy clues to become a wonderfully wicked witch’s apprentice. In addition they also have a spooky stories and clues to crack during half term too. Time: 21st October to 5th November, 10am-4pm. Price: Free with admission – English Heritage members: Free. Without donation/With donation Adult: £23.60/£26, Child – 5-17 years: £14.50/£16, Child – under 5 years: Free, Concession- : £20.90/£23, Family – 1 adult & up to 3 children: £38.10/£42, Family – 2 adults & up to 3 children: £61.70/£68.

WOODS & RIDDLES
Part of Halloween at Leeds Castle in Maidstone is a haunted Halloween quest, where young adventurers become spell seekers on a thrilling interactive journey through the mystical Leeds Castle estate. There they will meet seven beings, solve riddles, and hear watery whispers and enchantments and there are also lots more besides at this October half-term event. Time: 21st to 29th October – Character Interaction: 10am to 11.45am and 1.45pm to 3.15pm, Character Performance and Halloween games: 12pm to 12.30pm and 3.30pm to 4pm
Fancy Dress Competition: 12.30pm and 4pm.
 Price: Free with admission – Admission: Online/On The Door, Explorer: Adult: £30/£35, Child – 3 to 15 years: £22.50/£25, Child – Under 3 years: Free/Free, Visitor with Disability – Adult + Carer (Free): £27/£32, Visitor with Disability – Child + Carer (Free): £20/£23. Ultimate Explorer: Online/On The Door: Adult: £40/£45, Child – 3 to 15 years: £30/£32.50, Child – Under 3 years: Free/Free, Visitor with Disability – Adult + Carer (Free): £37/£42, Visitor with Disability – Child + Carer (Free): £27.50/£29.50 – ticket is valid for multiple use for one day and one year from the date of issue.

This Autumn little ones can enter the mysterious forest and have a spooky adventure this half term in Kent at The Woodland Halloween Trail at Betteshanger Country Park in Deal. In addition, they will experience spooky surprises and misty magic around every corner, and encounter ghosts and ghouls, spiders and scary sounds. Time: 21st to 29th October.Timeslots from 10.30am to 2pm. Price: Adults: £3, Child: £12, Additional Adult: £2.50, Babes in Arms: Free. Price includes a pumpkin from Pumpkin Town. Booking fees apply. Parking charges apply.

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MONSTER HUNTS & STORIES
Treat your little ones to a spinetingling visit at the Halloween Half Term Fun at Hever Castle in Sevenoaks. Fristly get their creepiest costumes out to really get the most out of the family-friendly Halloween-themed trail. To win a prize, they need to look for the letters scattered in the grounds that will spell out a mysterious word. In addition, there will also be storytelling, crafts and lots more on offer. Time: 21st to 28th October, 10.30am– 5.30pm and 29th October, 10.30am–4pm. Price: Trail included in the admission: Hever Castle Members: Free. Admission: Online – Gardens Only/Castle and Gardens, Adult: £17.15/£20.80, Concession – Senior 60 years + or Student: £15.50/£18.25, Child – 5-17 years: £10.75/£11.80, Child – under 5 years: Free, Family – 2 adults + 2 children/1 adult + 3 children: £47/£55. On Admission- Gardens Only/Castle and Gardens: Adult: £19.05/£23.10, Concession – Senior 60 years + or Student: £17.20/£20.30, Child – 5-17 years: £11.95/£13.10, Child – under 5 years: Free, Family – 2 adults + 2 children/1 adult + 3 children: £52.20/£61.10.

It seems monsters have taken over the park with Brockhill’s Spooktacular – Monster Hunt at Brockhill Country Park in Hythe. From the 23rd to 25th October little ones can whittle a wooden monster staff, create a nature crown and camouflage themselves with face paint, before setting off on a spooky quest across the park. Help save nature by earning an explosive treat to cook on the campfire. Price: £8. Time: 23rd October : 2.20pm and 3pm, 24th October: 10am, 12Noon, 2.20pm and 25th October: 1.40pm, 2.20pm and 3pm – 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Plenty of fun to be had for Halloween at The Kent Mining Museum in Deal at Betteshanger Country Park this half term. Little ones can take on the ghost trail challenge around the museum, enjoy spooky stories in the basement, or join in some creepy crafting* and also help decorate their window. Dressing up is encouraged. Time: 23rd to 27th October, 11am-3pm. Price: Entry: Free entry, activities: Most are free, crafting by donation. Parking charges apply.

Lots of fun at the Halloween Trail & Spooky Craft Workshop @ Whitstable Castle this October half term. Little ones can up a trail sheet from the studio, follow the trail in the gardens and get a small prize when completed. They can also enter a colouring competition to win tickets to Santa’s grotto later in the year. Time: 23rd to 27th October, 11am to 3pm. Price: Trail: £3.50 – includes a sweet treat and free spooky arts and crafts pack. Extra craft packs: £1.

SKELETONS & JUMP SCARES
The Silly Skeletons for Halloween Half Term Trails at Scotney Castle in Tunbridge Wells is ideal for little ones. They can help the forgetful fish skeleton remember their name with a special map that will guide them to each location and help them solve the fishy mystery. For older children, there is The Secret of Scotney Trail, and they have to see if they can find out what has happened to Professor Huxley who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. They will have to brave the spooky graveyard, find the professor’s laboratory, and follow his coded clues to discover the truth about his sudden disappearance and solve the mystery. Both trails include a small prize. Time: 24th to 29th October. Silly Skeletons: 10am -4.30pm. The Secret of Scotney: 10am-5pm. Last entry 4.30pm. Price: Per Trail: £3 + admission. Admission: National Trust Member: Free. Gift Aid/Standard – Adult: £16.50/£15/Child – 5-17 years: £8.30/£7.50/Child – under 5 years: Free/Family – 1 adult + 2 children: £24.80/£22.50/Family – 2 adults + 2 children: £41.30/£37.50. Parking charges may apply for non-members advice to pre book parking to guarantee entry. Accessibility: Silly Skeletons – paths are suitable for buggies, prams and mobility scooters but the site is on a steep hill. Age Guidance: The Secret of Scotney – 7 years +

 The Halloween Trail & Autumn Colours at Mount Ephraim offers an out-of-season fun and spooky Halloween trail through the gardens and a chance to enjoy the beautiful early autumnal colours during the October half term. Time: 25th to 29th October, 11am-4pm. Price: £8, Child – 4 to 16 years: £3, Child – Under 4 years: Free, Family – 2 Adults + 2 children: £20, Restricted mobility: £3.

The Terror Trail at Betteshanger Country Park in Deal is an immersive experience that promises to scare even the bravest of visitors with live characters lurking in the woods. Addtionally, there is also an evening Boonies Assault Course designed to test physical and mental agility, with a blood-red mudslide. Dare you? Age Guidance: 12 years + and children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Time: 26th to 28th October, timeslots from 5.30pm to 7pm. Price: £10, booking fees apply and parking charges apply.

 • Get ready for things to go bump in the night at the Halloween Trail for Family Fright Night at Reuthe’s The Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks. For the first time, their Spooktacular Halloween Trail will be open after dark featuring live actors, so expect jump scares and frights. Time: 28th October 6pm-9pm. Price: Child: £8.95, Adult: £4.95. Booking fees apply. Age Guidance: 7 years + – jump scares will be relatively mild, and the venue advises parental discretion.

There’s a free Halloween children’s trail at the Birchington Halloween Craft & Food Fair in Thanet. Furthermore, there’s also trick or treat in various outlets, plus prizes for fancy dress, face painting and lots more. Free entry – some activities may incur fees. Time: 9am-3pm on 28th October. Price: Free entry, some activities may incur fees.

Over 50 outlets are taking part in this ghostly kids event in Thanet. The Margate Halloween Spooky Treat Trail is fundraising for Margate RNLI. Price: £3 – Wristbands can be purchased from AARVEN, 34 King Street, Margate, CT9 1DA. Time: 28th October, 2pm-4pm.

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