23 things to do and see in Thanet for Halloween

Halloween (pumpkins at Felderland Farm) Photo Steven Collis

Monstrous Caves

October 21-29, Margate Caves, Open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

The Monsters are taking over the Caves this Halloween – venture in the Caves for a spooky visit.​

Messy Monday crafts on 23rd October take part for £1 per child, no Cave entry needed

Adult £4.50
Child (4 – 16 yrs) £2
Concession £4
Family £10 (includes 2 adults and up to 2 children)

Children 3 and under go free! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Concession includes: over 60s, students, registered disabled, armed forces (both serving and veterans), NHS and services.


Party with the Pixies

October 23-27, The Jungle at Quex Park, open 9.30am  4.30pm with entertainment 11am- 3pm

Calling all little goblins and mischievous pixies!

Get ready for a Halloween adventure

Adult and Child £10, Additional Child £6.50, Additional Adult £5, Under 1’s £2.50

*Booking online will guarantee your ticket to party with the Pixies*  

Halloween at Quex Adventure Farm Park

Get ready for a spooktacular Halloween adventure at Quex Adventure Farm Park!

Open 14th, 15th, 21st-29th October 10am-8pm plus 31st 4pm – 7pm

Family-friendly Trick or Treat Trail through the eerie Spooky Woods, pick your very own pumpkin in the Bewitched Pumpkin Picking Patch, and hop aboard ‘The Slime Blaster Express’ for a thrilling ride.

But beware! Creepy Characters lurk in The Spooky Woods, ready to unleash their terrible tricks. Survive their antics, and you’ll be rewarded with a delicious Spooktacular Sweet Treat.

Ticket includes the Trick or Treat Trail, a Halloween Treat, one pumpkin per child, a ride on the Slime Blaster Express, and access to Quex Adventure Farm Park facilities (weather dependent).

Child £19.45 / Toddler £9.95 / Adult £5.45 /  Book now

Monkton Nature Reserve

Spooky Scavenger Hunt – October 24-27. Free, daily during opening hours, no need to book,  ask at reception for a scavenger sheet

What can you find, see, and hear on the reserve at this time of year? A leaf the colour of a pumpkin? A silky, spider’s web? Rustling leaves? Collect a scavenger sheet at reception and join in the fun. All participants will receive a woodland mask prize at the end of the hunt.

Creepy Crafts (Plastic Free) – Tuesday 24th Oct 1pm

A relaxed session where you can choose between a range of seasonal crafts – nature wands, ghost leaves and garlands, pine cone spiders, broomsticks and even garlic bulb planting to ward off the vampires!

Pumpkin Spiced Playdough – Friday 27th Oct 11am

Make and keep your own spiced, coloured playdough, then free play with seasonal cutters, pine cones, leaves, sticks and seeds from the reserve

Bat-ivity – Friday 27th Oct 1pm

Collect sticks and leaves to make a hanging bat mobile. Examine a bat skeleton. Collect a bat fact pack. Have you spotted our bat cave on the reserve?

Prices vary Book now

Halloween monster hunt

October 24-31, Birchington

Monster Halloween trail. Prizes and treats if all the monsters are found. Design your own monster competition, Pick up a trail sheet from any shop in the village with a monster hunt poster.

Saturday 28th Halloween Craft Fair day. . Monster colouring and create your own monster drawing on Dog Acre during the fair

Organised by Birchington Traders Together

Halloween party with Margate cadets

October 31, 5.30pm, Margate Sea and Royal Marine Cadets Unit, Hartsdown Road

Trick and treat fun, prizes for games and most creative costume, food and drink available.

£3pp on the door.

Halloween at Little Seaside Town

October 26-27, Little Seaside Town, Ramsgate High Street

Sessions available each day 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm

Two hour role play sessions with lots of “spooky” twists

pumpkin hunt and decorating

“creepy” autumn craft

“ghastly” glitter tattoos

Suitable for under 7’s. Tickets – Children £13.50 and Adults £2.

Details here

Halloween Disco

October 27, Open 4pm-6pm, Under 1 Roof in Pysons Road

Suitable for children aged 4 – 11 years

Party with the ghouls this October Half Term as ‘Coralie’s Wonderverse’ brings amazing entertainment, featuring gruesome games with petrifying prizes, devilish dancing and creepy costumes!

Each £10.95 ticket entitles each child to 2 hours of fun and treats including:

– Access to the soft play

– Party dances, games and prizes with entertainer ‘Coralie’s Wonderverse’

– Music from DJ

– A children’s meal! (a choice of burger, hot dog or nuggets and chips)

Dress to impress! Fancy dress highly encouraged


Spooky Saturday

October 28, Halloween shennanigans with a Trick or Treat Trail in Margate and Cliftonville

Event 2pm – 4pm

Charity Treat Trail across Margate and Cliftonville businesses

Wristbands £3 per child in advance with all proceeds going to the RNLI and includes free treats from every stop

For a trail wristband head to Aarven (34 King Street, Margate)

Jet Ski World bistro spooky fun

Fort Mount, Cliftonville

Spooky menus, spooky actors, kids games and music, fancy dress fun. Bring your own bottle, open noon until 9pm on October 28-29, with free parking

Children’s Halloween Party

October 29, The Pavilion Broadstairs. Open 3pm-6pm

Halloween Party suitable for children aged 2 – 11 years

Enjoy an afternoon of disco and party games.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

£3 per ticket for Adults and Children.  Tickets are non-refundable and everyone must have a ticket to attend


Addington Street Halloween Trail (Ramsgate)

October 29, Noon- 4pm

This is a free event for the local community, a safe way for you to take your little ones trick or treating.

Treats will be available at the following stores;

Stories & The Past
Laurent Delaye Gallery
Sea Bird
Paraphernalia Vintage
The Falstaff
Margo Mcmaid
The Sewing Room
Moon Lane Bookshop
Albie and Pearl
No.36 by SP

Ramsgate Tunnels

Family friendly spooky Halloween Tour on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October at 4pm. All children on the tour will receive a Halloween themed activity pack. Book via the website https://buff.ly/3Q0fNOi or at the ticket office.

The Carnival of Souls

October 27, 7.30pm, The Bedford Inn, West Cliff Road, Ramsgate

Halloween scares with music, dance and comedy.

Comedy with Cathy White

Musical from Katie McGarry

Belly Dance with Farasha

Street Dance with Imogen

The King’s Buccaneets

The Silent Companions

Tickets £8 via 07976154116 or email [email protected]

Or £10 on the door

Ghoul Power: Halloween Film Screening of “The Love Witch”

October 28, 7pm-10pm, Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Celebrate ghoul power and pay homage to The Love Witch – a film featuring a stylish witch who uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences. This 2016 horror-comedy by writer-director Anna Biller is a tribute to 1960s pulp novels and Technicolor melodramas. It’s camp, extravagant and kitsch – the perfect Halloween night out!

Expect games, competitions and performances with your host, plus a prize for the best Halloween/1960s witch costume, so dig out those brooms and go-go boots!

There will be food/drink available to purchase before the film and during the interval.

Suitable for ages 18+ years. Tickets £8 – £25 plus booking fee Book now

Event by Power of Women Thanet

 Renfield, Slave of Dracula and Cost of Living Bites

October 27-29, Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs

Roger Smythe and Andrew Nolan have written and are directing two new plays for Halloween at the Sarah Thorne Theatre, Hilderstone Hall.

The first play is a traditional gothic horror, “Renfield, Slave Of Dracula”. It considers what will happen if Renfield rebels against his master? The second play, “Cost Of Living Bites”, is a new comedy set in Thanet. Two hard-up flatmates suspect that one of their neighbours is a vampire. They hold a Halloween party to find out who the vampire is.

Shows are 7.30pm on October 27; 2.30pm and 7.30pm on October 28 and 2.30pm on October 29.

Tickets £12 in advance, £14 on the door

Box office 0333 666 4466 or go to https://www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk/book

Halloween-Themed Calligraphy Demonstration

October 28,  11am – 3pm, Lovelys Northdown Road, Cliftonville

Join Calligrapher Jenny Collier for a free demonstration of fun calligraphy basics using both italic and brush pens to create beautiful Halloween-themed lettering pieces. There will also be some card-making and papercraft demonstrations as well.

Jenny teaches calligraphy as a mindful movement practice – her classic calligraphy style has been used for traditional and royal events and provided to King Charles III – including the invitations for the King’s Coronation through the calligraphy company London Scribes.

Totally Wired HALLOWEEN 17 Rock the dead

October 28, 9pm, Dreamland

Non-Stop Rock, Indie, Pop Punk, Metal, Emo & More!

Halloween Fancy Dress or Dress to Distress! Please note as always our events @ dreamland are Cashless Event.

DJs: Fragile & Orlandimus
=Stage: Roller Disco Room, Dreamland, Margate.
Doors open 9pm
Last entry 11pm
End time: 2am
Tickets £16.50  at: https://www.seetickets.com/event/totally-wired-halloween-17-rock-the-dead-/dreamland-roller-room/2719019

Halloween Mrs Fox’s Skulduggery Tour of Ramsgate

October 31, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Join a thrilling evening with Mrs Fox’s Skulduggery Tour of Ramsgate!

This event begins at the Obelisk on Harbour Parade, and extends as far as Ellington Park and back.

Get ready to explore the dark and mysterious side of Ramsgate with the intrepid Mrs Fox as your guide.

You’ll hear tales of scandal and intrigue, with a dollop of the town’s social history, as we follow in the footsteps of smugglers, murderers and smack boys – keep your wits about you for footpads and phantoms!

This is not your average tourist tour, so be prepared for a spine-tingling experience. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event!

Well-behaved dogs welcome.

Tickets £8 to be booked in advance

Halloween Trail

October 14-31, RAF Manston History Museum

10AM – 4PM

Explore the museum and find the hidden pictures to win a prize.

£1.50 – normal museum admission fees apply


Ghost and Ghoul Evening

October 27-28, RAF Manston History Museum. Open 7.30pm-midnight

Come and spend a night at RAF Manston History Museum with paranormal teams.

Travel around different parts of the museum in small groups using some state of the art equipment and good old fashion chills, to make contact and investigate those from the other side.

Warm yourselves up with a jacket potato and homemade chili/curry (vegetarian options available), before entering the museum in the darkness.

£35 per person with booking required at [email protected]

Halloween Adult Soft Play

October 27, UNDER 1 ROOF, Pysons Road

Doors open at 8pm with guests required to vacate the building by 11pm.

Featuring killer tunes, deadly dancing, spooky themed cocktails, vodka slushies, soft play and more… don’t miss out on Under 1 Roof’s first ever halloween Adult soft play event!

Grab your friends and dress to impress

For 18 years plus only

Tickets from £2.50 Book now

Trick or treating and adult disco

October 28, The Old Kent Market Margate

Free Halloween fun. Trick or treating all day from 10am and an amazing adult disco Everyone welcome from 7pm-late

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  1. Two plays for Halloween at Sarah Thorne theatre from 27th to 29th October: a gothic horror “Renfield, Slave Of Dracula”. A new comedy “Cost Of Living Bites”. Details online www sarahthornetheatre.co.uk.

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