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Halloween: Top 5 attractions where you live
Halloween at Foal Farm, Biggin Hill, October 31, 4.30pm to 7pm. An array of spectacular spooky fun is in store for visitors at the animal rescue centre this Halloween including a carved pumpkin competition, children’s fancy dress and lots of arts and crafts.
Halloween Spooktacular, Frankie and Benny’s, Orpington, October 31. There will be no trickery, just treats this Halloween as all children will given a free delicious toffee apple when they visit the bar and restaurant and will also be invited to join in other fun activities as part of the spooktacular celebrations.
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’, FILMBOX Community Cinema, Beckenham, 24 October 2013, from 7.30pm Frank Capra's classic screwball Halloween comedy tells the story of Mortimer Brewster, a critic, as he starts married life and what happens when a few too many skeletons start creeping out of his closet with dramatic and spooky results. Tickets are £7 each, book at: filmboxcommunitycinema.ticketsource.co.uk
Walnuts Spooktacular, Walnuts Shopping Centre, Orpington, October 31, 10am to 4pm. Children are invited to take part in craft workshops throughout the day and create their very own terrifying masks alongside a spooky face painter who will transform kids into their favourite ghoulish and eerie characters.
Ghost Walks, Chislehurst Caves, October 29 to 31. Join a spooky 90 minute tour filled with scary and spine-chilling stories for this adult only event that will really bring Halloween to life. Tickets are £12 and must be booked in advance by calling 0208 467 3264
Time Travellers Go…Ghosts and Ghouls, Eltham Palace, Sunday October 27 to Tuesday October 29. Eltham Palace echoes with the imprint of generations gone by making Halloween the perfect time to bring the little horrors of the family along to enjoy spooky activities, creepy crafts, and ghost hunting galore. Ghoulish ghost stories will also be told with audience participation. Tickets can be purchased onsite.
Halloween at Eltham Palace
Fancy Dress Ball at Charlton House, from 7.30pm on Saturday 26 October. Are you brave enough to enter Charlton House for an evening of Halloween trills, spills, fun and frights? If so, guests will be greeted and escorted up the haunted Old Staircase to refreshments and tasty food before dancing until the Witching hour in the Old Library. Visitors might even catch a glimpse of the Grey Lady staring down from the balcony. The event is in aid of Lewisham and Maidstone Samaritans, tickets: £30, call 020 8856 3951
Halloween Spooktacular, Frankie and Benny’s, The 02 and Greenwich As Bromley.
Halloween Adventure, The Horniman Museum and Gardens, October 30. Feeling peckish from their worldly travels, The Witch and Wizard have landed in the Gardens and need the children’s help filling their gloomy cauldron with natural treats to concoct a magic surprise snack. Boys and girls can also join the inventor in his thrilling laboratory for explosions, games and creepy things! Suitable for children up to eight. Check availability and times at horniman.ac.uk
Halloween Spooktacular, The Queens House, Greenwich, October 31, 11am to 4pm. Dress in your scariest outfit and head down to the enchanted Queen’s House for a day of spooky fun for all the family including ghostly activities and frightening entertainment. Prizes will also be given for the best costume. Book at rmg.co.uk
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Millbrook Garden Centre's Pumpkin Party
A Nightmare on Elm Street, Cineworld, Bexleyheath, October 31.Terrifying film lovers since 1984, Freddy Krueger revisits the big screen for one night only to petrify cinema-goers, providing the ultimate unnerving entertainment perfect for Halloween.
Pumpkin Party, Millbrook Garden Centre, Gravesend, October 30. Children are invited to party at the garden centre and dress up in their most frightful outfits for a chance to win a prize as well as participating in some seriously ghostly games. Refreshments are also included. Call 01474 331 135 to book.
Broadwitch Hauntfest, Manor Farm, Southfleet Prepare to enter the heart of horror, as Manor Farm becomes a fearsome fun ground bringing gruesome attractions for all. Read all about it here. Less chilling adventures are available for the more faint hearted and younger visitors. Call 01474 834 161
Halloween Spooktacular, Frankie and Benny’s, Bexleyheath
Halloween at Riverside Shopping Centre, Erith, October 26, 11am to 4pm. Celebrate Halloween in a true scary style by getting up close to creepy crawlies including Scorpions, Tarantulas and a Skunk, plus much more. A selection of craft stalls will offer a variety of spooky goods as well as Halloween themed jewelry and bags. Children can search the windows for pumpkins, cats and witches as part of a Safe Trick or Treating campaign. The little ones can even be transformed into ghouls and vampires by the free face painter.
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