insideKENT Magazine insideKENT October 2018 Issue 79 - Page 92

HALLOWEEN KENT’S MOST FRIGHTENING (AND FUN!) Halloween Attractions cont. The Addams Family at Groombridge Place // 20-28 Oct Meet the Addams Family at Groombridge Place this October half term between Saturday 20th October and Sunday 28th October 2018. After receiving an invitation to meet a mysterious guest, the Addams family sets off, encountering creepy ghouls, ghosts, demons, and witches along the way. Using their macabre sense of style and wit, the Addams family band together to take visitors on a musical journey to solve the mystery of who sent them on this perilous trip through the Enchanted Forest. All the spooky fun begins when the doors open at 10am and visitors are greeted by the fascinating Addams family characters including Gomez and Morticia Addams and their children Wednesday and Pugsley. There will also be two Addams Family musical shows and singalongs around the attraction every day together with children’s games and activities. Halloween Fun at Hever Castle // 20-28 Oct Halloween Spooktacular at Kent Life // 20-28 Oct A spooky week full of family fun and games takes place at Kent Life in Maidstone from 20th to 28th October 2018. Come along in the daytime between 10am and 5pm and join in with the family friendly Halloween events as Kent Life is transformed for the spooky season. There’s pumpkin carving, creepy cuddle corner, spooky farm rides and daily fancy dress competitions. Are you brave enough to come along and trick or treat in the historic houses? You never know who’s lurking behind the doors! There will also be fantastic shows in the Big Top. Betteshanger Halloween Trail // 20-28 Oct Prepare to be spooked this Halloween at Hever Castle & Gardens. Listen to ghostly tales in the Ghost Catcher’s Lair, follow the pumpkin trail in the grounds and get spooked learning about the ghosts of Hever in the castle. Create a ghost puppet in a free creepy-craft workshop or decorate a ghoulish biscuit* (*small additional charge). With prizes for the scariest costumes, a visit to Hever Castle is sure to be spine-tingling fun for all the family. Halloween Monster Quest // 20-28 Oct 92 Deep in the woods, something is stirring. Vampires are on the loose, but there’s work to be done. Dr. Trudy Helsing has dedicated her career to finding a cure for ‘The Thirst’, but now – after a huge explosion at her secret underground laboratory deep below Betteshanger’s woodland – her research is scattered and questions have been left unanswered. Solve the riddles, complete the activities and earn your place in the Vampire Welfare Society. Welly boots advisable! £1.50 per trail pack. Suitable for all ages (will appeal most to 3-8 year olds). Booking not required. Collect your pack from Cycle Hire. This October half term help Monster Hunter, Valerie Van Helsing on a quest through the grounds of Leeds Castle to investigate ‘The Case of the Halloween Monster’, but watch out for Halloween bandits along the way! Look out for Vinnie the Vampire and Frank Frankenstein amongst others! Complete your trail card and claim your chocolate reward. A fun new haunted trail will also guide younger visitors through the Woodland Walk (small additional charge applies). At 12pm and 3pm, dance outdoors in the children's 'Monster Mash Ball' and take part in the daily fancy dress competition at 2pm with prizes for the best costume. There will be lots of ghoulish games and frightening fun to be had at Leeds Castle this half term. This October half term, ghosts and ghouls will be hidden throughout The Canterbury Tales! Alongside the regular storytelling tours, young visitors can enjoy a spooky trail through the attraction’s authentic recreation of medieval England. Armed with a Spook Quest trail sheet, kids will hunt down ghosts hidden within the popular attraction’s colourful scenery. Complete the trail to claim a spooktacular prize! Spook Quest // 20-28 Oct