Get Spooked at Dreamland Margate this October half term
- Free family entertainment and a very special character appearance to be had as part of the Halloween-themed fun at the Margate amusement park.
- Every day from the 21st of October - 29th of October will have a full programme of spooky activities, entertainment, games and fun for all the family.
- Daily activities for kids will feature alongside the vintage rides, pop-up entertainment, roller disco and arcades at the free to enter attraction.
- Children under 1.0m receive a free ride wristband with one paying adult.
21st October - Dreamland’s first ever Conker Competition
26th October - Meet The Gruffalo – live character appearance
28th October - Halloween fancy dress contest and pumpkin carving
12pm and 3pm - Teddy and Betty Show: watch a performance as our park mascots go on a spooky adventure .
1:30pm - Wizard Battle: take part in a Harry Potter-style challenge.
2pm - Arty Party Crafts: visit the Haunted Snail hut for a range of fun craft activities
4pm - Monster Mash Ball: play games, dance dances and get spooky with the Dreamland entertainers and DJ Chui
Slots available on the day for Nerf Wars: enter Crank Jack’s Lair, lock load and get Nerfed (£3 or included in ride wristband).
The Prop Store – Halloween-themed photo opportunity (entry included in ride wristband)
All Day Activities
Spiders and Creepy Crawlies
Be amazed by our creepy crawly bugs, slithery snakes, spiders and lizards in the Monstrous Menagerie at the Dreamland Ark.
Go on a Ghost Hunt
Can you find Gus the Ghost hidden around the park?
Are you Brave Enough Challenges
Collect a challenge card from the hub and complete the tasks to prove how brave you are
Book Dreamland ride wristbands online in advance to save: bit.ly/BuyDreamlandWristbands
Kids eat free: check out our Best of British story at the restored 1930s pub on the seafront. Showcasing the best in local produce and with an all-new autumn menu, get one free kids meal with one paying adult from 23rd until 27th October. cinqueports.co.uk
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Saturday 21st October
The Dreamland Wand Emporium
Become the most powerful witch or wizard in all of Kent: select your wand base and weave intricate protection spells and duelling charms into it.
Dreamland’s First Annual Conker Conquest
Bring your conkers on bootlaces and prepare to battle to be crowned Thanet’s conker king or queen
Sunday 22nd October
Veggie Monsters: Revenge on the Pumpkins
Sick of pumpkin's hogging all of the limelight at Halloween, the other vegetables are beginning to rise up from the dead in monstrous forms... Decorate vampiric carrots, spooky squash, and petrified potatoes.
Monday 23rd October
Cursed Necklaces & Haunted Jewels
Using ancient relics and mysterious beads and trinkets, craft a necklace or brooch suitable as a gift for the vampires and ghouls in your life.
Tuesday 24th October
Design a felt badge to show your allegiance to your monster crew! Squad Ghouls!
Wednesday 25th October
Madame Mabel Marmaduke's Marvellous Mask Making Meetup
Mask making with Madame Mabel Marmaduke – time for change? Fancy a new face? Build one up from Mabel's plethora of crafty bits.
Thursday 26th October
Wind and weave wool into pompom pumpkins, ghosts, spiders and bats.
Meet the Gruffalo
Get up close and personal with one of the world’s most loved monsters from the Deep Dark Wood.
Friday 27th October
Potion's Class: Slimes, Oozes, & Goos
Who can create the ooziest of goos? The grimiest of slimes? The slipperiest splats? Mix up and take home your own pet slime.
Saturday 28th October
Paint Splat Monsters
Look out below! Summon your own monster with the magical powers of gravity! Drop your paint bomb from up high and see what creature is released...
The Get Spooked fancy dress contest
Prizes for best dressed, best homemade, best under 3 and best adult
The Big Pumpkin Carve Off
Bring your creations to be displayed and judged.
Prizes for best pumpkin, best under 16s and best local business
Sunday 29th October
Halloween Door Wreaths
Decorate a festive spooky wreath for your front door to let Trick or Treaters know what to expect…
Dreamland Margate is considered to be the oldest-surviving amusement park in Great Britain: the site of Dreamland (as it was re-named in 1920) dates back to the British railway boom and the early 1870s when, in its original form, the ‘Hall by the Sea’ was operated by the circus tycoon,‘Lord’ George Sanger.
Following a £25 million investment from Arrowgrass Capital Parners, Dreamland reopened in May 2017. The park has been re-landscaped and has meticulously restored vintage rides, world-class entertainmentspaces, modern interactive art installations, contemporary street food, eclectic bars and live entertainment, with a backdrop of Margate beach.
It is less than 90 minutes from London by train with Margate Station only a 5-minute walk away. 49 Marine Terrace, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XJ.