YOUNGSTERS will have a chance to touch slimy snakes and swooping owls this Halloween.

Animal Encounters will be in New Road, Gravesend, between 10.30am and 3.30pm on October 28.

All kinds of traditional Halloween animals will be on show including bats and spiders.

Presentations will be given at 10.30am, noon,1.30pm and 3pm.

The team are regular CBeebies TV stars and also appear on the Paul O’Grady Show with the animals they care for, which include endangered species.

And on October 30 Gravesend’s town centre will be having its own F1 championship.

Youngsters have the chance to have fun riding in the F1 racing simulators of Racing Challenge.

Four young people can ride side by side against each other and the clock.

The challenge will be in town between 10am and 4pm and each race costs £2 with prizes for the top drivers of the day.

For more information call Gravesham’s tourism centre, TOWNCENTRIC, on 01474 337600 or visit or