12 Halloween events in Thanet for thrill seekers, children and scaredy cats

The pumpkins are growing and October is nearly here meaning it is time for some Halloween fun.

Some of it is downright scary but there are also plenty of activities for youngsters (and scaredy cats!) to enjoy

It’s Magic!

27-29 October, Ramsgate Micro Museum, Harry Potter Themed Games Weekend

Come and join Harry and his friends on the games the Micro Museum will be loading onto their classic consoles. Enjoy magical adventures or test your hand – and your broomstick – at playing Quidditch.

Budding Hogwarts students in costume, aged 14 years and younger, get in for just £2. There is no event charge for everyone else – all included in the standard admission price.

Advance booking not necessary. Just turn up at platform 9¾ (or The Micro Museum) in Church Hill.

Adult £4, Child £3, Family ticket £8*

  • *1 or 2 adults and 1 or 2 children
  • Adult – over 14 years old (children 14 years or younger, must be accompanied by an adult)

Halloween Disco

Jungle Jims at Quex, Sunday, October 29,  5.30pm – 7.30pm  and  Tuesday, October 31, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Spooktastic fancy dress Halloween disco parties. Join Jungle Jims for ghoulish games, scary disco dancing and trick or treating. Ticket price is inclusive of party food box.

Fancy dress for adults is optional.

These events always sell out early so get your tickets early.

Tel: 01843 846305


Simple Simon’s Spooky Adventure at Margate Winter Gardens

October 26 at 2.30pm

Simple Simon’s Spooky Halloween Adventure is full of thrills and spills as Simon, his pet cat Tommy, and Fairy Moonbeam battle Wicked Witch Wilhelma, her horrible henchman Grot and their ghosts and ghouls to save the day for children everywhere!

This panto style show is packed with songs, comedy, and lots of joining in, especially the popular ‘Stage Spots’: where lucky children from the audience are selected at random to take part in games and songs to win small prizes.

Full Price £7.50
Family of 4 £28
Booking fees – 50p per ticket in person/phone. £1.50 per ticket online

Ages – 2 – 11years

Book here

Halloween Afternoon Tea. The Fall Ball

October 29

Princess World, Westwood Business Park, Strasbourg Street, CT9 4JJ

Feast upon ghoulish treats, devilish delicacies and scrumptious bites to celebrate halloween in style!

Savoury and sweet treats, all themed and beautifully created, will be served by character waitresses, making sure every guest is well fed and impressed!
See the castle, dressed with pumpkins, autumn leaves, magical trees and enjoy the special Halloween entertainment, which will excite and entice both adult and children alike.

Sitting 1: 12:30pm – 2pm, Sitting 2: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

£13.95 each. Adults and children require their own ticket.

Book here

Halloween Fright Night 

Off The Hook Productions will host a Fright Night stage school from October 23-27, 10am to 4pm, with a performance at the end of the week.

Cost is £60 per child.

Off The Hook, 59 Northdown Road, 01843 491742

Halloween holiday club

A Halloween holiday club will be held on the same dates from 8am to 6pm, £25 per child. Arts, crafts and games. Ofsted registered.

Off The Hook, 59 Northdown Road, 01843 491742

Halloween Parties,

October 29, noon-2pm, 2.30pm to 4.30pm and 5pm-7pm, £5 per child, disco, games, prizes for best dressed.

Off The Hook, 59 Northdown Road, 01843 491742

Halloween disco at Newington Community Centre

October 29, 6pm-9pm

fun, games, fancy dress and spooky disco.

Tickets £2 from the centre in Princess Margaret Avenue


Tokens for the Halloween Trail and party at the Pvilion have now sold out

One for the adults…..

Halloween Party

The Falcon Inn, Westwood, Saturday, October 28, 7pm until 1am, £3 entry

All draughts £3
All spirits & mixer £3
Pitcher Jugs £10
Cocktails £5 per glass
5 sourz £5

Scare factors and ghoulish cocktails.
Apple bobbing
Cauldron games

Prize of 3 bottles on prosecco for the best dressed.

And the scary ones…

Screamland at Dreamland

Screamland is back at Dreamland  for its third year – and promises to be bigger than ever.

The scare-fest, staged for the first time since Dreamland’s £25 million overhaul – will this year have six mazes open for six nights in October.

Screamland is upping the fear factor for 2017 with all-new mazes and disorientating experiences involving vision-blocking hoods and areas that visitors will need to crawl through.

Daredevil visitors who are looking for even more frights can book a live and spooky séance at the park, which will be taking place in the Victorian folly building. Tickets to the séance will be bookable on each night at an additional cost.

There will be street performers, live music and DJs on the Scenic Stage – including Radio 1’s Rock Show presenter Daniel P Carter, Rockaoke, and more to be announced.

A Screamland ticket includes access to all six scare mazes at night, unlimited use of the rides in the amusement park, access to entertainment (including live music) and The Prop Store. Spaces are limited so book your tickets now.

Click here for ticket prices and a run down of the mazes

 Quextreme Terror at Quex

Three spine-chilling adventures will take place at Quex  in Birchington this Halloween.

Run by Quex Park and Nail in the Coffin Productions the scare story events will be run within the eerie surroundings of the Quex Forest, Maize Field and Woodland Trails.

Taking place on October 27, 28 and 29.

Tickets for the Scare experiences start from  £17.50 if bought in advance and can be booked at www.quexevents.co.uk,

Click here for the run down on the mazes

The Mad House at Westgate Pavilion

Westgate Pavilion director Lee Williams is the brains behind the terrifying maze based on the fictitious St Mildrith’s Waterfront Institution -nicknamed The Mad House – a cross between a hospital and a prison where doctors performed outrageous experiments.

And the award-winning scare attraction has now added a second maze – The FunHouse.

The FunHouse is approximately 30 minutes long and The Mad House 45 minutes.

The attraction is open on October 21-22 and October 26-29. Tours run from 7pm.


MadHouse £15

FunHouse £10

Combo £20

Find out more and book here