With plenty of seasonal and spooky activities happening across town, Whitstable will be far from a ghost town this Halloween.
This year’s festival is one of the best ever, with a wide range of goings-on, including arts and crafts, scary movies, face-painting, Halloween markets and of course Herne Bay’s famous Zombie Ball and Crawl.
The town’s programme of events begins on Tuesday the 25th and runs right up to the big day – meaning there’s plenty for families to do this Halloweek.
Halloween Crafts at the Horsebridge Centre
Sharon Cavalier hosts the children’s arts and crafts workshops at the Horsebridge Centre this year. On Tue 25th October, bring your kids along for the Willow Wand Workshop – where they can make and decorate their own cobweb willow and cast a spooky Halloween spell.
There’s even more to make-and-do on Wed 26th October, with the Horsebridge Centre’s Skeleton and Bat Armature – a fun craft session in which your little ones can create movable designs with ready-printed skeletons and bats.
Both events begin at 10:30 AM
Herne Bay Halloween
Halloween at The Kavanagh Cinema
Herne Bay’s characterful Kavanagh Cinema is getting in on the act this year, with a one-off screening of Austrian horror film – ‘Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies’.
This Dominik Hartl-directed, Edgar Wright-inspired horror comedy debuted to positive reviews at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies – A One-Off Screening – Fri 28 Oct 20:30 (Zombies Welcome)
Zombie Crawl and Ball
That’s far from all of the zombie action going down in Herne Bay this Halloween, with the return of the UK’s largest after-dark Zombie Crawl.
Last Year’s crawl attracted over 2000 zombies, and this year’s event shows no signs of slowing down.
Stagger along to the undead sounds of the Samba Pelo Mar Band and meet Zombiesaurus – Kent’s only undead dinosaur.
The Zombie Ball takes place at the King’s Hall from 7:45-11:30. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance, as this after-party event always sells out.
Zombie Crawl – 18:30 at Clock Tower Plaza
Zombie Ball – 19:45 at The King’s Hall
Whitstable Harbour Halloween Market
The week’s festivities finish on Sun 30th October with a two-day Halloween Market in Whitstable Harbour.
There’s plenty for all the family to see and do with live music, pumpkin carving, mask-making and face-painting, as well as competitions for best-dressed child and best-dressed dog.
It wouldn’t be Whitstable Harbour without a fantastic market, and this Halloween is no different, with a waterfront market featuring stalls selling a wide range of arts and crafts, jewellery, gifts and furniture, as well as an artisan food court celebrating the very best of local Kentish produce.
The Whitstable Harbour Halloween Market takes place on Sat 29th October and Sun 30th October, from 11 AM.