Ooooooo.... It's nearly Halloween!
There's plenty to do and get ready for this October in Tunbridge Wells.
Here's just a taster:
Little Shop of Horrors
5th October - 10th October 2009
Assembly Hall Theatre - Crescent Road Tunbridge Wells Kent, TN1 2QL
This wonderful stage musical is wickedly funny with fantastic songs and laugh out loud lyrics, a great show for the family.
tickets can be booked on line or at the box office
show times: 2.30pm and 7.30 pm
tickets cost: £27.50, £19.50, children £25.50, £19.50
Ghostly Half Term at Groombridge Place
Groombridge Tunbridge Wells Kent, TN3 9QG
24 Oct 2009 - 01 Nov 2009 10 am
"Ghost hunters are being offered a £100 reward to the first person who can capture a ghost on film.
The owner of historic Groombridge Place, near Tunbridge Wells, has issued the challenge after a visitor to the gardens claimed to have recorded an eerie voice on a family video.
Visitor Sarah Mackessy, from Rochester, filmed her eight-week-old son Mack during a recent visit to the attraction and when she got home and played back the video was shocked to hear a disembodied voice whispering, “I’m alive!”
“The formal gardens and Enchanted Forest are magical places where people might see and hear all sorts of things. We can only say, come and see and decide for yourself. There’s a £100 reward for the first sighting of the Groombridge Ghost on film or camera.” There will be more spooky goings on for Halloween at Groombridge this half term (October 24 to November 1), when Dr Syn and his evil companion Megilante will be waiting to entertain visitors with scary stories.
There's also pumpkin carving sessions, face-painting and everyone is encouraged to come in fancy dress, with prizes for the best outfit. Every child visiting the gardens will receive a finger puppet monster." (Courtesy of KM)
Freak Week at The Hop Farm
24 Oct 2009 - 30 Oct 2009 6pm - 10pm
The Hop Farm Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent, TN12 6PY tel: 01622 872068
Six spine tingling attractions
Scary stuff at The Hop Farm, enter at your own peril!!
With six spine tingling experiences its an event not to be missed and not for the faint hearted.
The Ripper Experience
Torture Cellar Live
The Haunted Carousel
The Creature Live
Goblin Invasion 3D
for more information visit the website www.thehopfarm.co.uk
Our lot are already talking about Halloween and (slightly less so yet) Bonfire Night... For many of us that means orange crepe paper and double sided stickly tape miraculously transforming the everyday into costumes of myths and legend. The school disco will be a great treat for them to look forward to with a bit of healthy competition and envy at the other children's costumes. And accusations the following morning that Max Sutton's outfit was really cool and way better.
There are lots of websites out there with great ideas for costumes and party games or favours. A quick Google brought these three up, but there are lots more: There are lots of websites out there with great ideas for costumes and party games or favours. A quick Google brought these three up, but there are lots more:
For extra help for both kids and adults alike, there is also Theatre Gear at The Hop Farm:
Theatre Gear - Hop Farm Country Park, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, TN12 6PY tel: 01622 873273
Any other Fancy Dress shops in the area still open? There was one in Tonbridge but I'm not sure if it's still open...
Anything we've missed or any suggestions you have for Halloween, either comment below or get in touch with us at The Best Of Tunbridge Wells at email@example.com
Regards, Natelie Fitzroy
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