41 things to see and do in Thanet, October 27-29

Halloween Photo Frank Leppard


Palace cinema Broadstairs

The Trolls gang are back for an action-packed, all-star, rainbow-colored reunion like no other as Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return for more animated family musical mayhem. Brilliant eye-popping, toe-tapping fun for all the family.

Now to Sunday 29 October. Details here

Party with the Pixies

October 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 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


Where Else? The Centre, Margate, October 27 followed by an after show party at Libertines venue the Albion Rooms in Cliftonville.

Musician Andy Bell, best known as the guitarist in band Ride and formerly the bassist of Oasis, will be at WhereElse? tonight.

The singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and DJ is going on a 16-date tour following the release of new live album – Gateway Mechanics: Live Electronic Sound under his solo brand  GLOK.

The album was recorded in session at the Electronic Sound magazine studio earlier in 2023 and has an exclusive Electronic Sound release first edition of just 500 units pressed on transparent yellow vinyl.

Margate Got Soul

October 27, Olby’s Soul Café, Margate. 8pm-1am

A night of Northern Soul, Modern, Motown, Funk & Reggae. With Eli, Dr Robert, plus special guests.

With oul Food available from 5pm (BOOK A TABLE).

Free Entry Book now

Ramsgate Festival of Remembrance 2023

October 27, Granville Theatre Ramsgate, starts at 7.45pm (doors open 7pm)

Featuring… Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band, Swingtime Sweethearts, Queen’s Regiment Corps of Drums, Act of Remembrance

The Ramsgate Branch Royal British Legion are proud to announce that this year’s Festival of Remembrance will be held at the 600 seater Granville Theatre in Ramsgate.

There will be live music and Military band displays, plus traditional service.

Contact 07711928469 or 01843593114 to purchase tickets £10 per person

Nocturnal at Quex

28th-29th October, 11am to 3pm

Watch incredible owl displays from Wide-Eyes Falconry at 12 pm – 12:30 pm and 2 pm – 2:30 pm
Challenge your grown-up to a dance-off in the silent disco
Get creative and add your art to our night sky table
Have some fun playing with Nocturnal-themed card games
Follow the Big Hoot trail throughout the museum. Find all the owls and become a star

Fancy dress is absolutely encouraged!
11 am – 12 am – SEND friendly hour. The silent disco lights will be turned on but not flashing or moving. If you have any questions regarding SEND suitability of the overall event, get in touch via email [email protected].

Please note that lighting will be at normal levels in all galleries apart from Gallery 6 where the light will be low for the disco.
12 pm – 3 pm – General opening.

One Window Two Views: Michael Newth & Bunny James

October 27-November 1, Pie Factory Margate, 11am – 4pm Daily

Exhibition by artists Michael Newth & Bunny James at the Pie Factory Gallery

Private View: Saturday 28th October 2pm – 4pm

Falling Leaves at the Garden Gate Project

October 28, noon until 3pm, the project is based in Northdown Park, Margate

Annual Arts & Crafts open day returns with llots of creative activities for all ages and abilities. There will also be wood fired pizzas, teas and cakes, pumpkin soup, press your own apple juice and plant stall

Cliftonville Walk

October 28, 2pm

Robin Colyer will be leading a local history walk on behalf of Margate Civic Society – discovering the history of a Victorian seaside suburb which was developed for more genteel holiday makers.

The walk starts at the Droit House (Thanet Visitor Information Centre), The Stone Pier, Margate Harbour Arm.

There is a donation charge of at least £3 for the walk, which lasts approximately an hour and a half.

For further details please phone 07878 537448

Ramsgate’s Charlotte Court Market


Lost In Music

October 28, Granville Theatre Ramsgate, 7.30pm

The hits of Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge, Chic and more

Tickets £31.90 – subject to transaction fee of £2.50 Book now

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

October 28-29

The chance to see an array of artist works within their homes and studios.

Venues open 11am-5pm unless otherwise stated.

Julia Ellen Lancaster – Liminal Gallery, 34 Fort Hill, Margate (OPEN SATURDAY ONLY 11am-3pm)

Sarah Manly – Unit 3 Beales Yard, Grotto Hill, Margate (Within RG Scotts Furniture Market)

Deborah Gilbert- DIG Gallery, 85a Canterbury Road (11am-3pm)

Cecilia Bonilla, Colin Gorry, Matthew Cunningham and Pam Tait – 31A Clifton Gardens, Cliftonville

Adelphine Newton, Deborah Gilbert, Hanna Bell, Janis Volckman, Lorraine Kinnear, Max Sheppard, Michael O’Donaghue, Michele Papageorghiou, Nick Gilbert and Sarah Gibbon – The Eclectic Art Gallery, 6 Broad Street, Margate

Kirsty Kennedy – 170 High Street, Margate (SATURDAY ONLY)

Louise Frances Smith and Holly Horton – Margate Gift Shop/Substance, 37 High Street, Westbrook, Margate

Jayne Wright – WerkHaus, 30 High Street Margate

Darcy Brenna – Ramsay and Williams Gallery, 6 Market Street, Margate

Mercedes Workman – 25 Dane Hill Row, Margate (Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday by booking for portrait)

Jayne Wright, Julie Goldsmith, Rebecca Trusett Elves and Lore of Shangri-La – LORE of Shangri-Li, Thanet Studio, 7 Thanet Road, Margate

Govinda Sah Azad – 35 Godwin Road, Margate (10am-5pm)

Kavel Rafferty – 23 Approach Road, Margate

Stuart Leech – The Shop Front Community Gallery, 161 Northdown Road, Margate

Cato Barend Van Schalkwyk and Jon Spencer – The Shop Front Studio, 161 Northdown Road, Margate

Jill Pantony and Kate Hill – 10 Rutland Gardens, 61 Northdown Road, Margate

Ami Blastock and Gem Blastock – 21 Lloyd Road, Broadstairs

Christine Jeffryes, Josephine Harvatt and Gemma Cohen: Colibri Artist – 87 Bradstow Way, Broadstairs

Christine May Pettet – 64 Bradstow Way, Broadstairs

Karen King – New Kent Art Gallery & Studio, 49a Albion Street, Broadstairs (11am-4pm)

Lana Arkhi, Gavin Alexander, Bob Connell and Steven Thor Johanneson – Kent Talents Art Gallery 5 Albion Street, Broadstairs (11am-4pm)

Vivienne Yankah, Nigel Cunningham and Janie Eales – 5 Marlborough Close, Broadstairs (11am-4pm)

Helen Brooker and Molly Pickle – 13 Grosvenor Road, Broadstairs

Home from Home: Mixed Artist Show – The Wooden Box Gallery, 92 High Street, Ramsgate

Claudia Rice – 7 Chatham Street, Ramsgate (SATURDAY 11am-5pm and SUNDAY 11am-4pm)

Jana Valencic, Michael Betts, Flavia Nasrin Testa and Andy Parker – The Red Door Space, 14 Rodney Street, Ramsgate

Carl Stafford – Flat 4, 3 Royal Road, Ramsgate

Rhiannon Lucas and Suzy Stow – 4 Camden Square, Ramsgate

David Case – 51 Vale Square, Ramsgate

Adrian Sherwood All Night Long – Halloween Special

October 28, 9.30pm, Ramsgate Music Hall

To celebrate 10 years of Ramsgate Music Hall, local legend Adrian Sherwood alongside Something Goes Right and The Dance for an All Night Long set of Dub experimentation!

Tickets £17.50 + £1.50 Booking Fee Book now

Sandra Art4All

Following a hugely successful exhibition at The Margate School in August, The Sandra Art4All Studio has taken up residency in the Harbour & Tide shop at 38 Fort Hill, Margate.

The Sandra Art For All Studio was founded by artist Sandra Hampton who is proficient in British Sign Language, providing a working studio to support deaf, neurodivergent and autistic artists. As well as creating stunning, vibrant artworks using wide-range of techniques, Sandra has also been successful in submitting the artists’ paintings into open submissions at galleries such as the Royal Academy in London and @turnercontemporary.

The Art4All artists’ paintings are currently on show at Harbour and Tide until 30st October and are all for sale, with proceeds going directly to the artists and the running of the studio.

The exhibition is open everyday 11am-4pm, and will now be sharing the space with Cabbages & Queens Glassware, and Flowerhead Creations during half term.

Shell Grotto

Grotto Hill, Margate.  Open daily 10am to 5pm, and from 21 – 29 October and offering free entry to children under 16.

There will also be two fun family craft workshops with Dawn Cole Studio on October 25 and 26.



Roots: Ghost Town

October 28, 7pm, Olby’s Souls Café Margate

A Halloween themed Jamaican music party brought to you in partnership with Olby’s Creative Hub.

Performances include:

10-piece roots reggae band fronted by vocalists Kingsley Wray & Goody Gap

Your compère for the evening, will also be toasting over the DJs…

3 supreme local selectors, playing sets of vintage vinyl Jamaican music.

Best Halloween costumes get drinks on us!

Pre-event Soul Cafe Menu Available BOOK A TABLE (tables not reserved in the venue space)

Tickets £8 + Booking Fee Book now

The 2nd Great Kentish Bird Off

October 28, Pegwell Bay Country Park from 10am till 4pm

Spot as many bird species as possible, spotter sheets, use of binoculars and a telescope along with an army of wildlife enthusiasts available to help with identification.

There will also be a play area, arts and crafts, wildlife scavenger hunt and a nature trail planned to keep the kids entertained.

And even an off-lead dog area for the furry members of the family!

Walk and Talks: 10am: Be the first to add some birds to the list with Kent Wildlife Trust and Bird Wise. Booking is essential! Book now

Halloween Movie Night

October 28 and 29th, The Ellington Park Cafe

Hocus Pocus!1st showing: 4:30pm and 2nd showing: 6pm both days

Snack trays will be available to purchase for £3 which includes, popcorn, cold drink and sweets. Hotdogs and hot drinks will also be available to purchase.

Dress as spookily as you can for the best costume competition.

Seats are limited and tickets are on sale at The Ellington Park Café now £5

Cliftonville Farmers Market

October 29, 10am-1pm, Walpole Bay Green

Award-winning Farmers Market where producers will be selling bread, cheese, honey, fruit, vegetables, wild game, fruit juices, fresh meat and much more.

Currently 42 stalls booked in selling a vast selection of produce and a few craft stalls, charity stall is Kent Wildlife Trust.

Monstrous Caves

October 27-29, 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.


Rammy the Raven Route

Rammy the Raven will be in miniature form where you will find him in 25 shop windows across Ramsgate town centre.   Each little raven will have a letter attached and if you can work out the secret message once you have found all the letters, hand your completed trail form (available from most participating shops and the Visitor Info Centre in Harbour Parade) to win a Rammy the Raven or RAMSGREAT badge!  The trail runs until 31st October.

Halloween at Quex Adventure Farm Park

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

27-29th 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

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 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 shenanigans 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)

Howloween Dog Parade in Margate Old Town

October 28, 4pm

Calling all creepy canines and haunting hounds! Hiro + Wolf’s Annual Spooky Dog Parade in aid of Margate RNLI

Hiro + Wolf are hosting a fancy dress Howl-o-ween dog parade in their home town of Margate with over £150 worth of prizes up for grabs!

Dress your pooch in their spookiest attire and take part in our fun-filled parade… With free treats included for every pup!

Wristbands cost £3 each, with all money going to Margate RNLI. Available to purchase now from AARVEN at 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.

A Mystery on the Cattle Hill Express (PG)

Carlton cinema Westgate

What if there was a seed that could grow without rain and sun, even without soil? The genius inventor Albert Einswein has with his super seed the solution for Cattle hill, which is struggling with supplies.

Until October 29. Details here

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 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]

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