insideKENT Magazine insideKENT October 2018 Issue 79 - Page 95

HALLOWEEN KENT’S MOST FRIGHTENING (AND FUN!) Halloween Attractions cont. Haunted Castle // 20-28 Oct Pumpkin Half Term Fun // 23 Oct 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 at Dover Castle. Are you brave enough to enter the tunnel of terror or say boo to a ghost or two? Have a go at creating creepy crafts and see if you can scare everyone enough to win a prize for the best children's Halloween costume, bestowed on the most spine-tingling attire each day. Children will choose and harvest their own organic pumpkin from Bore Place’s vegetable garden then carve it into a spooky Jack O' Lantern. They'll then bake delicious cheese scones to enjoy with pumpkin soup for lunch and there is also an opportunity to meet the cows and visit the farm at the end of the session for those interested. This session is most suited to children aged 5-11 years. Older or younger children are welcome to attend if parents/carers wish to book. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult (no charge). Cost includes lunch of soup and scones (for accompanying adult too!). www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/ haunted-castle-dover-20-10-18 www.boreplace.org Halloween High Jinx // 23-25 Oct Wild Things at Halloween // 22 & 24 Oct Come along to Dungeness this half term to learn about some of the awesome and gruesome wildlife there. Delve into the ponds to discover leeches and toads. Mix up concoctions in a cauldron to feed the birds. Search the trail for slimy slugs and unusual fungi. Collect materials to make your own monsters to take home with you. Please feel free to come in fancy dress but do bear in mind that most activities will be outdoors (in case of extreme bad weather, alternative activities will be held indoors). Please wear sensible footwear and bring a packed lunch. Children £8. Accompanying adults £2. 20 per cent discount for Wildlife Explorers. Free family fun during October half term from Monday 22nd until Sunday 28th October, 11am to 3pm daily. For seven days during the October half term, Hempstead Valley is providing fun, family activities – best of all, they are all free! Free activities every day include face painting and make-and- take Halloween arts and crafts. Customers can just turn up on the day, no pre-booking is required. The activities will be held inside the centre. Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times and activities are suitable for all ages from toddlers to grandparents. Hop aboard a steam or heritage diesel train from Kent & Sussex Railway to take a ride to Bodiam while staying warm and dry, and enjoy the onboard activities for children. Make your own Halloween mask or glasses and create a magical spooky picture with the stickers and pictures provided. Why not pop in to enjoy a magic show with Mr Mystery in the heated marquee at Tenterden station...and there's free face painting too. Marvel at the bugs and beasts on display at Bodiam station and take a walk along to the National Trust castle at Bodiam enjoying a small discount on entry upon production of your valid train tickets. Prices for tickets are £38 for a family travelcard for two adults and up to three children (aged 3-15 years), £18 per adult and £12 per child (aged 15+). Children under 3 travel for free and do not require a ticket. On Friday 26th October, ride the Fright Night Express if you dare! Visit the railway from 5pm for a Fright Night workshop including pumpkin carving (which you can take home) and face painting. Families are encouraged to come in fancy dress...the scarier the better! Spooky music will be accompanied by the beats of the Drumskullz and an amazing live fire breather will add to the atmosphere before everyone boards the Fright Night Express in time for a 7pm departure. Children will receive a munchbox during the journey. Hot snacks will be available to purchase from the licensed restaurant at Tenterden Town station, to eat-in or take on the train. Upon arrival at Northiam station, enjoy a firework display before the return journey to Tenterden, which will see the train arrive back at the station for approximately 8.45pm. www.hempsteadvalley.com www.kesr.org.uk www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/dungeness Family Fun at Hempstead Valley // 22-28 Oct 95