Halloween Half Term at Leeds Castle in Kent
Leeds Castle is hosting an action-packed Halloween this half term, with a variety of activities and events to help keep the whole family entertained.
From 24th October, there will be a special Halloween Trail on the free Leeds Castle app, where visitors will be able to complete the activity trail on Apple or Android and scanning codes on their way round the castle and grounds. There are some spooky surprises afoot, which will take visitors away from the usual trail around the castle and into the unknown. If visitors manage to complete the trail and find all the keys within the app, they will be entered into a prize draw to win a family half-day Bird of Prey Experience with our Falconry team – so it’s worth working together on this one!
Also taking place from 24th October to 1st November, visitors can have a go at the ancient sport of archery, an activity which lends itself well to social distancing. Specialist, trained instructors will take adults and children through instructions and tactics about how to nail the bullseye or even some pumpkins along the way! Tickets for archery are just £3 per person.
Alongside these Halloween-themed activities the popular Maze will once again open to the public from 24th October! To celebrate its reopening fun challenges will be hidden as you find your way to the middle. Each month the Maze Challenge will change, starting with a Halloween themed activity in October Half Term.
For the adults, the Lord and Lady of the castle will be hosting a Halloween Murder Mystery with an overnight stay on 31st October. The emphasis is on having fun, playing secret agent or suspect, solving the crime and above all, eating delicious food and drinking fine wine. Guests are invited to arrive at the Castle from early afternoon to enjoy the estate before pre-dinner drinks and a self-guided tour of the castle. The Butler will call the guests in for dinner in the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall where a fine three-course menu awaits, and the evening’s entertainment will commence. An interactive, immersive story unfolds around the guests who are given questions and encouraged to quiz the actors until everyone decides Whodunit! With the mystery solved and the murderer safely locked down below in the Castle’s cellars, guests will be invited to retire to their luxury room by 10pm where after-dinner drinks and nightcaps can be delivered upon request.
Leeds Castle is located near Maidstone in Kent just off Junction 8 of the M20.