Twenty Ideas for half Term and Halloween


1. Take a trip to Castle Farm
A beautiful farm shop nestled amongst the Daren’t valley, Crammed full of local produce along with halloween themed gifts and treats. There is also a vast choice of Pumpkins and Gourds to choose from. Plenty of walks around to make a bit more of a day of it. Castle Farm.
2. Pumpkin Moon
This year Pumpkin Moon has 3 sites to visit, which will you choose? Maidstone, Rainham & Bapchild. With over 80 varieties of pumpkins and gourds to choose from, it makes a fun morning or afternoon out. Pick a wheelbarrow and off you go. Prices start from as little as £1. Booking is essential this year thanks to Covid and there is a £1.50 entry fee. Open 10-4pm from October 11th. Pumpkin Moon.

3. The Modern Nursery
For the younger children why not treat them to some of the lovely products from the Modern nursery, lovely dressing up outfits, so good they will last for years. The Modern Nursery.
4. Farnborough pumpkin trail
As trick or treating is not a thing this year, how about letting the children (with Adult company) follow the pumpkin trail around Farnborough Village. Whilst you’re there why not take in some refreshment at the village cafe or have a pub lunch! Again great walks around farnborough a great chance to pull on the wellies and create some adventures in the fields and woods.
5. Dolly Donuts
Who can resist a donut? Dolly Donuts have Halloween decorate your own kits including donuts, edible eyes, sprinkles and mini smarties & piping bags filled with glaze. That will keep the children amused and full for a while! Dolly Donuts.
6. Tulleys
Pick Your Own Pumpkins, during the day and now at night too. With over 20 acres of land to wonder, to pick your perfect pumpkins, during the day, there are refreshments and perch places to pictures. You can now experience pumpkin picking underneath the dark starry skies at night! There is a Halloween bar and the perfect place to take that Instagram photo! Tulleys.
7.The Orpington
Zombies are taking over The Orpington, Join them for their special themed halloween dinner and be served with goulish delights and served by terrifying zombies! The Orpington.
8. Penshurst Place
Can you find the broomsticks and witches hanging from the trees, maybe you will see some crash landings, take the trail and see if you can find them all. There are also a Wicked Witch of The Wild Wood storytelling sessions taking place 26th-30th, both are included in the price of entry. Penshurst Place.
9. Craftea Coop
The Craftea Coop is hosting a fairy garden workshop at Coolings Green and Pleasant, priced at £15 it includes a FREE visit to the nature trail and birds of prey show.
If you cannot make the workshop then why not order one of their half term craft boxes , choose from witches, monsters or fairies. Head to their facebook page to order. Craftea Coop.
10. Groombridge Place.
From October 26th October – Sunday 1st November, The Secret Garden has been turned into a magical pumpkin grotto, and the walled garden has pumpkins hidden all around – can you find them? Go along in fancy dress and there will be a little something special waiting for you.A one system will be in place to ensure social distancing can be maintained. During half term, families can take advantage of the new flexible family & friends’ ticket which allows four people to visit for £25 with just one of the group needing to be under 12.  This makes it easy for friends and families to visit together and save money on admission. Groombridge Place.
11. Love LettersGifts
Make Halloween that little more special this year with some personalised clothing from Love Letter gifts. Dont forget all BR6Life followers get a discount at checkout – BR6Life15! LoveLettersHandmade.
12. Hever castle
Follow the pumpkin trail around the grounds of Hever Castle, How many pumpkins can you find? The staff are also getting involved by having a pumpkin carving competition, and you can vote for your favourite when you visit. Plus if you like pumpkin carving yourself then why not join in their pumpkin carving competition from home, via their Instagram page by using the hashtag #HalloweenHever by Friday 30th 2020. The winner will be announced on Monday 2nd November. Hever Castle.
13. Lullingstone castle
Pumpkin Carving is on from 12pm-5pm October 31st, for a charge of £2 per child. Lullingstone Castle.
14. Movie Afternoon
How about having a movie afternoon at home, there are plenty of Halloween films to choose from, from classic Ghostbusters, to Hotel Translayvania for the younger children, get the comfy cosies out, grab the snacks and have a chilling afternoon!

15. Riverhill Gardens
Has a pumpkin festival going on from October 17th, including pumpkin hunting in the gardens, and their very own walk through pumpkin grotto. Pumpkins and Gourds will be available to buy. Riverhill Gardens.
16. Tonbridge Castle
Tonbridge castle is hosting a Ghost hunt, find them all to claim your prize and certificate. AND they are also hosting a cream tea in their wood-panelled Chamber November 1st.For both of these events pre booking is a MUST either call  01732 770929 or e-mail Tonbridge Castle.
17. Skills Academy
Calling all football fans, Skills Academy are hosting half term football camps. Ideal for keeping the children active during the holidays. Skills Academy.
18. Afternoon tea
Why not order a Halloween tea box from Teas Company, full of goulash treats for children and adults,  available to order from £8.50. Teas Company.
19. Pumpkin Carving and Baking
When you have picked your pumpkins why not spend a morning or afternoon carving or decorating them, if carving isn’t your thing then maybe use the pumpkin as a vase or get baking some pumpkin cakes and bakes or wholesome soups!
20. Why not start writing your Christmas Cards!

Also please double check with the venues as some of the activities may NOW be affected by Covid restrictions.

Thanks for the read, and don’t forget to tag and tell us what you get up to during the half term and Halloween period.

Helen and the team.