Halloween Fun Over Half Term

If you're looking for family friendly Halloween events taking place over October Half Term, then here it is! I will be updating the list over the next few weeks as information comes in, so keep checking back.


Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas

Join the frightful fun as Druillas launches another family friendly Halloween! Get ready to come face-to-face with g-g-ghosts, ghouls, witches and more at their fang-tastic Shriek Week! Keep your eyes peeled for the mummy lurking in Mungo’s Maze and get ready for a new for 2020 surprise!


On 27th, 28th and 29th October, a Sugar Skull witch will be let loose on her Segway to roam around Drusillas! There’s plenty of light-hearted spooky fun to keep your little horrors half term happy!


Also, scuttle along to the Discovery Centre between 10:30 and 4:30pm for some creepy crawly encounters throughout the week and meet some amazing mini monsters. The Discovery Centre will be swarming with weird insects, slimy molluscs, scary spiders and experts from the zoo team will be on hand to answer your questions.


Date: 24th October – 1st November 2020

Times: Normal opening times / Discovery Centre between 10:30 and 4:30pm

Price: See website

Website: Click here

Has Crowborough Families visited? We've not visited the Halloween event, but recently visited over the summer holidays. Click here to read our blog post.

Gruffalo Adventures at Wakehurst

Join in the Gruffalo family fun this autumn in a wild botanic garden. You can embark on the Gruffalo trail, go on an adventurous Gruffalo crumble hunt, join a wild Gruffalo workshop and listen to tales around the fire.


Date: Trail and hunt: 17 October – 1 November 2020 / Workshop: 27 – 30 October 2020

Times: Trail and hunt: 10am – 4pm / Workshop: 11am – 2pm

Price: Prices vary / Pre-booking is required

Website: Click here

Has Crowborough Families visited? We've not visited the Gruffalo event, but recently visited over the summer holidays. Click here to read our blog post.

Halloween at Hever Castle

Treat your little ones to a spine-tingling visit to Hever Castle over the Half Term break. Dress up in a spookiest outfit and follow a pumpkin trail around the grounds. The staff at Hever Castle are also getting involved this year and having their own pumpkin carving competition (you can vote for your favourite while there).


They are also holding a competitionPlus, for the chance to receive your own treat (or a trick?!) join in with a pumpkin carving competition from home. All you need to do is share a photo of your masterpiece on Instagram using the hashtag #HalloweenatHever by Friday 30 October 2020. The winner will be announced on Monday 2nd November via their social media pages.


Date: 24th October – 1st November 2020

Times:

Price:

Website:

Has Crowborough Families visited? We've not visited the Halloween event (we've booked to go), but recently visited over the summer holidays. Click here to read our blog post.

Halloween at Knockhatch Adventure park

Halloween fun at Knockhatch - currently waiting more details


Date: 26th October – 31st October 2020

Times: Details soon

Price: Details soon

Website: Click here

Has Crowborough Families visited? We've not visited Knockhatch yet, but we hear good things.

Spooky Battle Abbey (Battle, Sussex)

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Battle Abbey this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning.


Date: 24th October – 1st November 2020

Times: See website

Price: See website

Website: Click here

Has Crowborough Families visited? No, but it’s on the list to do one day!

PYO Pumpkins at Birchen Farm (Groombridge, Sussex)

Pick Your Own pumpkins at Birchden Farm this October is back! With over 8000 pumpkins spread over a 4 acre patch, it's a more traditional pumpkin patch andevry local to Crowborough


Date: TBC - But October 2020

Times: Details soon

Price: Free entry, pumpkins starting from £1

Website: Click here (Facebook link)

Has Crowborough Families visited? Not yet, but hoping to visit this year

PYO Pumpkins at Four Winds Farm (Bidborough, near Tunbridge Wells)

Our PYO Countrypumpkins event will be running from Saturday 24th October to Saturday 31st October. Entry will be by ticket only so that we can manage numbers. We will release details of ticket sales later this month


Date: 24th October – 31st October 2020

Times: See link on their Facebook page

Price: See link on their Facebook page to book

Website: Click here (Facebook Link)

Has Crowborough Families visited? Yes, we visited last year. Due to the crazy rain last year it was very muddy, so take wellies just in case.

PYO Pumpkins at Tulleys Farm

Tulleys Farm have a total of 20 acres of pumpkins which is home to around 150,000 pumpkins! Lace up your boots, slip on your gloves and head out into the fields of rambling vines to pick the perfect pumpkin. Knobbly ones, wrinkly ones, different shapes and sizes, there is a bountiful supply of shiny pumpkins, quirky gourds and lumpy squashes. Whether you want to carve a ghoulish face, make a delicious pie or decorate your house with unusual gourds. There is an ideal pumpkin for everyone.


Date: 26th September - 31st October 2020

Times: See website

Price: See website

Website: Click here

Has Crowborough Families visited? Yes, we visited last year. Due to the crazy rain it was very muddy, so bring wellies. We had a great time with family and there was a great selection of quirky pumpkins if you're also after something different.

PYO Pumpkins at Lower Ladysden Farm (Goudhurst, Kent)

Pick Your Own pumpkins at Lower Ladysden Farm - currently waiting more details


Date: Details soon

Times: Details soon

Price: Details soon

Website: Click here

Has Crowborough Families visited? Not yet, but they always seem to have good family friendly events planned, so it would be worth following their social media pages.




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