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Visit Kent's pick of the top Halloween attractions in the county
10:59am Monday 21st October 2013 in Leisure latest news
THERE’S plenty to explore further into the county, so we asked Visit Kent to give us the low-down on their highlights this Halloween.
Dare you come to Kent this All Hallow’s Eve?
Scare yourself silly in Kent this October and join in some of the spooky goings on at many of our top attractions, from Fright Night Trains to pumpkin carving, gruesome tales from beyond the grave and even creepy bugs – there’s lots to make you smile, shudder or scream!
Treat the children to a fun day out this Halloween at historic Hever Castle.
This thirteenth century romantic castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn; but from October 28 to November 3, there’s a spine-tingling programme of spooky entertainment to keep the children amused over the Half Term break - guaranteed to thrill visitors of all ages.
Follow a pumpkin trail through the grounds to discover information about the Castle’s intriguing past.
Get creative in the drop-in Halloween workshops making your own trick-or-treat to take home.
There’ll be more ghostly goings on from the storyteller who’ll keep children spellbound with her scary stories.
Young visitors can go wild in the Adventure Playground and explore the twists and turns of the Yew Maze which challenges both adults and children alike.
Plus there’s plenty of wide open spaces for family fun and games.
To complete your day out, head for the award-winning restaurants where special Halloween themed meals and snacks are on the menu throughout the week, sure to revive your spirits.
If that’s not scary enough for you, why not take the ‘Fright Night Train’ at Kent and East Sussex Railway?
As the clock strikes 6.30pm on October 31 and November 1, take the country’s finest rural light railway from Tenterden to Northiam Station.
Once aboard be prepared to be frightened silly with ghostly goings on, a great firework display and a few surprises along the way.
Children can also enjoy face painting and pumpkin carving at Tenterden Station prior to departure. Don’t forget to dress up - the scarier the better!
There will also be plenty of seasonal fun on every day during ‘Halloween Fun Week’ from October 28 October to November 1.
Meet Mr Mystery and enjoy spooktacular entertainment at Tenterden Station with themed ‘make and take’ activities, including designing and carving a pumpkin to take home with you.
If you are going to celebrate Halloween this year then Kent it the place to be – if you are brave enough.
For full details of Halloween events and prices, please visit visitkent.co.uk
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