Things to do this weekend in Kent including Halloween events

It's the final weekend of the half term break.

Go out with a bang thanks to one of these events happening across the weekend:

There are Halloween events at The Beaney
There are Halloween events at The Beaney

1. Fright at the Museum - The Black Dog Mystery, The Beaney, Canterbury

Running until Friday, November 6

Super sleuths are being invited to solve the mystery of The Beaney's new trail for Halloween. Discover the truth behind strange sightings of the Black Dog and complete the trail to be entered into a prize draw. Young visitors are also being encouraged to come along in fancy dress for some additional Halloween-themed fun.

The trail will follow a new one-way system in order to maintain social distancing and uses contact-free clues and puzzles in the galleries to limit the touching of surfaces. Pre-book your visit and pre-order the trail online.

Spooky Dover Castle
Spooky Dover Castle

2. Spooky Dover Castle

Running until Sunday, November 1

Get ready for a ghoulish day out at Dover Castle between October 24 and November 1. Follow a trail to solve creepy clues, listen to spooky stories, come face to face with creepy creatures and take part in the daily fancy dress competitions.

Events and activities are suitable for all the family but do need to be pre-booked. To arrange your date and time to visit Dover Castle click here .

Could you find Wally? He's at the Dockyard.
Could you find Wally? He's at the Dockyard.

3. Where's Wally at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Running until Sunday, November 1

Embark on a real hunt for Where's Wally at the dockyard in Chatham. The popular children's book character is hiding out this Halloween at various points across the attraction and your family's job will be to see if you can spot him! The event is being organised to celebrate the release of a new Where's Wally book. To learn more about taking part at the Dockyard, click here.

4. Halloween Spooktacular, Kent Life, Sandling near Maidstone

Saturday, October 24 until Sunday, November 1

Kent Life is being transformed for the spooky season with pumpkin carving, a creepy cuddle corner, spooky tractor rides and daily fancy dress competitions. There will also be daily trick or treating available at 2pm on each day of half term.

Families wishing to brave Kent Life's spooky activities must pre-book their visit online here .

Hever Castle is encouraging youngsters to come in fancy dress if they wish
Hever Castle is encouraging youngsters to come in fancy dress if they wish

5. Halloween half term fun at Hever Castle

Saturday, October 24 until Sunday, November 1

Treat your little ones to a spine-tingling visit to Hever Castle. Come dressed up in your spookiest outfit and follow a pumpkin trail around the grounds during your visit. The playgrounds and mazes will also be open for the half term break to ensure a great adventure in the outoors.

Tickets must be pre-booked in advance for a specified date and time slot. Learn more here.

The ticket offer is available until Sunday, November 1
The ticket offer is available until Sunday, November 1

6. Half price children's tickets at Howletts and Port Lympne

Available until Sunday, November 1

Two of Kent's wild animal parks have stepped in with a half price ticket offer for children's tickets for the remainder of the half term break.

The offer is valid at both parks run by The Aspinall Foundation but tickets must be booked in advance to arrange entry. To learn more about the offer and how to claim please click here .

For more suggestions of things to do with the kids across Kent, including in the run-up to Christmas, please visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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