5 Kent events you have to visit this Halloween

The season of mischief is almost upon us and it’s time to bust out the slasher films, but if you’ve got nothing to watch, we’ve got you covered.

Here are six of Kent’s best Halloween events that will be sure to make you cackle with laughter and shriek in fear!

The Zombie Ball 2018

Herne Bay will be transformed on the night of October 27th as one of the UK’s hottest EDM mashup artists takes to the stage in a spooktacular music

After performing at MCM Comic Con and ‘For the Love of Sci-Fi’, Level-Up Leroy will bring his nerd-centric audio experience to the coast.

The Kings Hall’s doors will open at 19:45 and with tickets at £8 each, this is an absolute steal.

Tickets available from Peters Produce, Kids Korner, The Activity Box or visit ticket source online.


The traditional seaside themepark, Dreamland, in Margate is metamorphoses into a month-long fright night.

After last year’s success the park will hold host to grisly actors and seven terrfiying scare mazes.

“Every October Dreamland mutates into Screamland. This after-dark event is the biggest and best scare festival in Kent.”

For six nights only visitors can experience with worst that Margate has to offer – but be quick! Early Bird tickets ahve already sold out.

For tickets and more information click here.

Lavinia the Teenage Witch

If you aren’t feeling like scaring yourself silly, head down to The Tokyo Tea Rooms on St George’s Street, Canterbury on October 30th.

Get ready for the sparkly, Lavinia Cox, who will be giving her an extraterestrial performance and her iconic rendition of Raining Men!

Tickets will go on sale on October 23rd and you can also save by getting on the cheap list – be prepared for this to get jam-packed.

For more information and tickets, click here.

Fort Amherst’s Halloween Horrors

In the depths of Chatham, a multitude of creepy and disgusting characters are waiting to get you.

Fort Amherst, built in the 17th century, is one of the area’s self-proclaimed ‘extreme attractions’, with around 200 bloodied and damned scare actors.

This year is the fort’s 35th year of raising hell on earth for the people of Kent, and so it’s bound to be a big one.

With different levels of scariness for children, teenagers and adults you could even bring your most jittery friend and still have a great time.

Tickets range from £8-£16.50 and the event will be on 25th-31st. However, if you’d prefer a ghost tour, these are also available! Click here for more information.

Murder Mystery of Dover

Dover Castle is looming over you and you’ve signed up for a night of ‘gothic mystery, intrigue and murder’, what an unnerving way to spend All Hallow’s Eve.

For three nights only you can walk the walls of this fortress on the cliffs and play your part in a murder mystery set in 1852. The twists and turns of this strange tale will have you terrified and puzzled.

“The year is 1852 and you are invited to take a seat at the dining table of our grand banquet hall in Constable’s Tower for an exclusive dinner. But the evening takes a dramatic turn when a scream is heard from within the kitchen. Now it is up to you to use your powers of deduction to solve the mysterious murder that has taken place.”

Tickets cost £55 per adult and the events will take place on the evenings of October 25th-27th.

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Brittany Tijou-Smith

Brittany is a third year Multimedia Journalism student, her work has been featured on KentLive and KentOnline. Her filming work also won ‘Documentary of the Year 2018’ at Canterbury Christ Church University.