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MON 15 - SUN 21 OCT

Autumn Colour Trail, Hever Castle, Sat 1 – Fri 28 Oct

As the air turns crisp and a rich display of autumn colour envelops the countryside, pack your walking boots or wellies and head to Hever Castle to enjoy the crunch of leaves underfoot and spectacular autumn tints. Plus learn how to plant a winter hanging basket and stock up on spring bulbs.

Spa & Yoga Retreat, Green Farm Spa, Fri 12 – Sun 14 Oct AND Fri 19 – Sun 21 Oct

Are you after a weekend of relaxation in the beautiful Kent countryside? Green Farm Spa is the place to go! Enjoy 2 nights luxury accommodation in their beautiful 15th century restored house. You’ll have the chance to take part in 3 rejuvenating, restorative Yoga sessions, a guided country walk and time to relax in their award-winning spa with one 55-minute ESPA treatment, use of sauna and 2 outdoor hot tubs. You’ll leave feeling, refreshed, nourished, stress-free and ready for a new week ahead – sign us up!

Screamland, Dreamland, Sun 14 – Weds 31 Oct

The award-winning event is back for 2018! 7 scare mazes, 7 nights of fear – will you make it out of Screamland? This after-dark event is filled with interactive scare mazes plus with your ticket you get unlimited use of all the rides. This is not for the faint hearted.

Swan Lake & Emerald Storm, Assembly Hall Theatre, Weds 17 – Thurs 18 Oct

After a sold out performances last year, Russian State Ballet is back for one-night-only at the Assembly Hall, 17 Oct. A wonderful evening out from which you will cherish memories for a long time. Don’t miss Emerald Storm, thunderous rhythms of Irish Dance brought soaring into the 21st century with this fresh take on the traditional, showing on the 18 Oct.


Pudding Night, Secret Garden, Thurs 18 Oct 

If you like puddings, this is the night for you! This fun packed exclusive night will be happening once a month til Christmas, so don’t miss out. You’ll start the evening with a cocktail, then the main course specially created by their chefs, then time for dessert! You can expect the traditional Bread and Butter or Sticky Toffee Pudding or Pavola. Where can I sign up?

The Timekeeper’s Return, Canterbury, Sat 20 Oct

Imagine a kind of outdoor escape room-type challenge focused around a beautiful shopping zone with some pretty decent prizes to be won. Sounds good? Well if you’re up to the challenge head over to Canterbury’s stunning historic heart – the Cathedral Quarter – on Sat 20 October. Here you can take part in The Timekeeper’s Return, a story-based immersive treasure hunt that will appeal to everyone from gamers to geocachers – or just anyone after some good old-fashioned family fun.

Murder Mystery Evening at Whitstable Castle, Sat 20 Oct

Spend an evening with the 368 Theatre Company in a bid to solve an Agatha Christie style murder mystery! The evening includes a 2 course meal (with a chance of bubbly!) in which guests have the opportunity to meet suspects and pose questions in order to figure out who is the culprit. The evening ends with a full crime re-enactment, an accusation and prizes for the winners. 1930’s dress is optional (but welcomed!)

Open Air Cinema, Betteshanger Park, Sat 20 Oct

Sit under the stairs and follow young Miguel on his extraordinary journey into the colourful Land of the Dead in Disney’s family favourite, Coco. Or if you’re brave enough, watch the big screen adaption of the most terrifying novel of all time, Stephen King’s ‘It’ – if you dare! Both set in the heart of the Park, a perfect way to enjoy a Halloween evening out.

Wedding & Events Open Day, Goodnestone Park, Sun 21 Oct

After extensive renovations, Goodnestone Park has been transformed into a luxurious country retreat! They’ll be opening their doors on the 21 Oct for a Weddings and Events Open Day, come along to see the stunning house and grounds and meet a range of suppliers including make-up artists, florists, photographers and caterers.

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