Trick or Treat?

Trick or Treat?

Join the family friendly fun in Tunbridge Wells this Halloween

Halloween in Tunbridge Wells

We’ve got some spooky fun for adults as well as kids this Hallowe’en in the Tunbridge Wells region.

Officially Hallowe’en is on 31 October when the ‘after-life’ visit the living. As Hallowe’en becomes more popular, there is more variety of things to do, some quite quirky!

Half term falls around this time of year too so many attractions offer suitable things to do for smaller children as well.

How to enjoy Hallowe’en in Tunbridge Wells

Spooky Half Term is revealed at Penshurst Place from 20 – 28 October. Take part in the Halloween Garden Trail and creepy crafts all week.

Also presenting the eerie Storytelling from the Wicked Witch of The Wild Wood in the yurt. Enjoy a hot chocolate from the bubbling cauldron and steel yourself for what’s to come!

For the smaller or sensitive visitors join the Not-So-Spooky Storytelling. If you like you can put on your scariest Hallowe’en costume but feel free to join the fun no matter what you wear!

See a fascinating, stomach-churning demonstration of Surgery Through the Centuries – be warned, it is very realistic with sound - eeek!

Go to Spa Valley Railway with the children and if they are dressed as a Superhero they can have a ride for a pound with their big kid/adult!

Our majestic (and spooky) castles like Scotney Castle, Hever Castle, Chiddingstone Castle and Leeds Castle have Halloween half term activities and trails to goad your little ghouls into galloping through the school holiday!

A family spooktacular event ‘Wild Child’ is being held at Salomon’s Estate on Sunday 28 October, fancy dress optional, a party for all ages including babes in arms…

Penshurst Place
Photo: Penshurst Place

Fright Nights

The Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel in Pembury presents a ‘fangtastic’ Hallowe'en Ball on 26 October with Michael Jackson Tribute to get you in the zone.

On 2 November, The Mercure invites you to The Zombie Appreciation Society’s Whodunnit, scary costumes optional, participation compulsory.  This is a dinner with a difference!

On Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October, Terry Pratchett’s story Mort will be brought to life on stage at Trinity Theatre. The fourth novel in the Discworld series, this is an amateur production by the Youth Theatre.

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (PG) seems suitable for this time of year too. Sit in the dark and watch this new digitally animated film at Trinity Theatre 26 October. 

There are more great events at this independent theatre around Hallowe’en, including a Stage Make-Up workshop, films as well as the ever popular comedy and Local & Live music sessions.

SCREEEEAAAM! Don't miss Half Term Fun at Paddock Wood’s Hop Farm Family Park.

Scream interpretation photo (c) Emma O'Halloran

Face your fears if you dare!

Scare yourself silly with tree-top adventure at Groombridge Place.  Take a 20 metre high walk in the ancient canopy of trees in the Enchanted Forest. There is no minimum age although little ones must be accompanied by an adult.

Who can spot the Grom Village full of magical creatures?

For a heads up read the blog A Terrifying Time at Groombridge Place.

As if this isn’t wild enough, the Hallowe’en fancy dress party at Grosvenor and Hilbert Park will leave the kids wide-eyed with delight at the crafty activities! 

Make it a minibreak with a difference

There are many self-catering, bed and breakfast, and hotel options to stay and dine in throughout the Tunbridge Wells countryside. Be assured there won’t be any nasty surprises as our guesthouses are all inspected and graded.

Make it a weekend of frightful fun in Tunbridge Wells. Search our accommodation options right now ...

...We dare you!

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