Half term Halloween fun in Kent with @DemelzaHospice

Last year one of our stand out halloween memories was taking part in our local Pumpkin Hunt with Demelza Hospice.

We had been invited along and a little unsure of what to expect, the girls donned their witching gear and headed to the start point outside Gravesends borough market, where we arrived just in time to see someone had decided to dress up as a mayor….

This year is a different story, as I can tell you all with my hand on my heart that this is a half term activity not to be missed – fun, value for money, with a whole load of community feel good, and for an incredible cause to boot.

With our tickets sorted, we followed our pumpkin passport around the town, collecting stamps, sweets and smiles as we went. The community was out in force and the enthusiasm from the staff and local businesses was just lovely. So many shops were decked out in all the halloween decs and the fancy dress efforts were commendable! All for the kids, of course…

As a parent, I found myself in little gems that I never knew existed, and all in all the whole day was good old fashioned Halloween fun. Well, as old fashioned as Halloween gets in the UK anyway.

Expect to leave with a bag full of sweets, kids full of sugar and hearts full of smiles.

It’s not to be missed…



The Demelza Pumpkin Hunt is back for 2019 this October half term in nine amazing locations.

Witch Pumpkin Hunt is near you? Tickets are limited so rev up your broomsticks and fly on over to the page for your local haunt below…

Pumpkin Hunting near me:

Thursday 24 October

Friday 25 October
West Malling

Thursday 31 October

The Pumpkin Hunt takes around one hour and is open to children aged 3-11.  It costs £5 per child but grown ups are free. Under 3s can attend for free but will not be able to collect goodies. The events are appropriate for all ages of the family, so rest assured it will be all treat, no trick.

Children will be given their own Pumpkin Passport to get stamped and will receive treats at stops along the route.  

For the best dressed, we have a whole host of prizes! The more creative your costumes are, the better your chances are of winning a monstrously wicked prize! If you can, why not get crafting and rock something original and home-made?

After the event, the winner of each location will be entered into a competition to potentially win an amazing prize of 
£250 John Lewis vouchers! Thank you to Active International for kindly donating this prize.

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