insideKENT Magazine insideKENT October 2018 Issue 79 - Page 65

HALLOWEEN FEAR AND FUN AT THE RARE BREEDS CENTRE BELMONT HOUSE & GARDENS THE BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN HOUSE OF BELMONT, SET AMIDST GLORIOUS PARKLAND, COMMANDS STUNNING VIEWS OF THE ROLLING KENT COUNTRYSIDE AND IS A COMPLETELY UNSPOILED AND DISTINCTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE WORK OF THE ARCHITECT SAMUEL WYATT. The gardens are full of interest throughout every season. The kitchen garden, originally designed by Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd, is a wonderful mix of traditional and modern gardening: a beautiful Victorian greenhouse, figs pleached on the walls, arbours festooned in golden hops and an abundance of soft fruits, traditional apples and pears along with a variety of vegetables grown for the house. The walled garden to the rear of the stableyard is another intimate enclosed garden with long borders of annuals and perennials. For further information, please visit the website – www.belmont-house.org. THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET A LITTLE SPOOKY ON THE FARM! WE DARE YOU JOIN THE RARE BREEDS CENTRE FROM SATURDAY 20TH TO SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER (10AM-5.30PM) FOR A HALF-TERM WEEK FILLED WITH GHOSTS, GHOULS AND OF COURSE A WHOLE LOT OF FEARSOME FUN! There are lots of Halloween activities for everyone including: the Spooks Trail; Cauldron Cookery Courses for Kids with Effel Fartwaffer; Wiley Wolf Productions presents Dr C. Reacher’s Shock ‘n’ Roll Phenomenon; The Devil's Pig Race; fearsome face painting (at a small extra cost); fancy dress competition – best freaky halloween outfit wins a prize (adults only); scary Halloween characters around the farm; and, for those who are not too keen on Halloween, all the usual fun of the farm: friendly animals, Big Red Trailer rides and outdoor and indoor play. So, dress up in your most scary costume and come along! The Granary Restaurant is open all day for yummy food at great prices. For more information, please call 01233 861508 or visit www.rarebreeds.org.uk. 65