From Saturday 1 October – Monday 31 October, Wildwood Kent will be playing host to creepy crawlies and devilish activities for a month of terror-ific Halloween fun.

During the spookiest season of the year, families will be treated to a ghoulishly great day out exploring the spine-tingling ancient woodland and getting up close with more than 40 species of British wildlife, from bison and badgers to wolves and wildcats.

Join the “Pumpkin” trail, where visitors can track down wooden pumpkins which have been placed around the park. If you’re feeling adventurous, then join our scavenger hunt and solve the dastardly riddles to win a prize.

Come meet Winifred the Witch who has taken up residence at Wildwood for this October only. Your little ones will love listening to her grim tales and creating magical potions to take home and tell their friends about.

Next to the witches hut, we have a “Just for fun” area with popular Autumn games to play. Try your hand at pumpkin bowling, ring toss and more.

Mini witches and wizards can put their carving skills to the test by creating a perfectly preened pumpkin and bringing it with them to the park, to be in with the chance of winning a prize.

The Witch of Wildwood

A hundred years ago legend had it that a wicked witch used to live in the woods at Wildwood. She was known as the Witch of Wildwood and had a reputation for being extremely wicked. One cold Halloween day the witch disappeared never to be seen again…until now!

This howl-oween Winifred the witch of Wildwood has returned, and she is ready to create new spells and potions with brave young witches and wizards. She only returns during the month of October so don’t waste the chance for your little ones to spend some time with her listening to grim tales and creating new and disgusting potions that they will get to take home and tell their friends about.

  • 1 October – 9 October sessions will be available Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-3pm.
  • 14 October – 30 October (Half-term) sessions will run daily 11am-3pm.
  • Sessions will run twice an hour – on the hour and half past the hour – limited spaces available.
  • Price is £4 per child.
  • Children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult.
  • The children will get to make a potion with the Witch and take their potion home with them.
  • For children ages 4+.
  • Spaces can be booked at the shop upon arrival. Booking in advance is advised as spaces are limited, please email help@wildwoodtrust.org or call 01227 209621 between 10am and 4pm to book your space.

Halloween Keeper Q&As

Find out more about our spookier animals with engaging daily talks by our team of wildlife experts from Saturday 15 October – Sunday 30 October.

 

11.30am Ravens
12.30pm Wolves
2.15pm Rats

FREE Pumpkin Trail

Track down 10 wooden pumpkins with different animals on them hidden around the park. Can you find them all and figure out each of the animals? Don’t forget to bring a pencil!

Wildwood Scavenger Hunt

Solve the devilishly hard riddles and draw the answer on the hunt card. Once you have completed the hunt return to the shop for a goodie bag prize.

  • £3 per card.
  • Pencil will be supplied but must be returned to the shop when you arrive to collect goodie bag.
  • Scavenger hunts can be purchased at the shop upon arrival.

Just For Fun – Autumn Games

Enjoy our “Just for fun” area with popular Autumn games to play. Try your hand at pumpkin bowling, ring toss and more.

  • 1 October – 9 October sessions will be available Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-3pm.
  • 14 October – 30 October (Half-term) sessions will run daily 11am-3pm.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Mini witches and wizards can put their carving skills to the test. Bring your carved pumpkins in from Monday 24 October to Sunday 30 October and make sure to leave a piece of paper inside with contact details. We’ll be showing off your designs at our “Just for fun” events area. The winner for the best design, chosen by our admissions team on Monday 31 October, will win a Lynx Experience for two.

* All Q&As take place at the animals’ enclosures. Q&As and activities may vary.