The witching hour in Whitstable

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By susanhubbard | Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 15:55

Halloween - love it lor loathe it, you can't really ignore it especially when you have young children.

It's a great excuse for them to dress up and have a bit of mild fun, and it's a theme organisers of half-term activities eagerly grab hold of.

The real Eve of All Hallows is not until next Monday, but Whitstable is already full of pumpkins, broomsticks and spidery shop windows.

The Horsebridge Centre promises a monstrously good night out on Saturday evening with a Halloween Quiz and 'ghoulish snacks'.

There's a Halloween workshop for children at the centre tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon, when they can make puppets and models.

Up at Whitstable Castle they're getting scarey and autumnal too, with a Scarecrow Festival which runs from tomorrow (Wednesday) until Sunday. The Scarecrows have already arrived, and you can see the prizewinners and follow the Scarecrow Trail.

Whitstable Yacht Club is getting into the spooky spirit too, with a Halloween disco this Saturday and a themed treasure trail for children. The club promises that broomstick parking will be available!

Of course, our local shops have come up trumps again with some seasonal window displays. You can get all you need for trick or treating at George's, or at Clinton Cards both in High Street - and Staines Farm Shop had a fine display of pumpkins when I went past yesterday.

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