Pumpkins are growing in Thanet fields and the nights are drawing in. It can only mean it’s time to have the living daylights scared out of you at one of the isle’s Halloween attractions.
We take a look at what’s on offer:
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.
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,
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.
And for the little ones…
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