Sat 21 October to Sun 29 October
Morning and Afternoon Sessions daily

Bring your little terrors to Kentwell Hall for Halloween fun!


Halloweenies - Kentwell’s School of Sorcery & Magic

This October Half-Term, join us at Kentwell Hall, for our most fun children’s event of the year.

This Halloween, Kentwell’s School of Sorcery and Magic will be opening for business, and accepting new students. Come along for a morning or afternoon of fun filled magical learning including wand making, spell school and potions class, we will ensure all of those whom attend graduate with flying colours. As a budding wizard or witch, it’s down to you to put your skills to the test in our magical woodlands, riddled with all manner of mystical challenges and fun characters to meet and interact with.

At Spell School you will meet all manner of staff from the Caretaker to the Head Teacher, and your lessons will consist of wand making, potion class and an interactive spell lesson, but you will also visit the potion store and there will also be a couple of surprises on the day at the school for you to explore. Spell School will be inside and will take around an hour to pass through the classes through to graduation.

During your visit you will also be able to explore our Enchanted Forest where you will be able roam freely on our trails and visit a couple of key characters from the school including the mystical plants and creatures professors and of course a couple of spooky surprises along the way.

Our Stable Yard Tearoom will be open and serving a range of seasonal treats to warm you through at this most haunting time of the year!

Dress up in your favourite Halloween outfits for double the fun - be sure to wrap up warm for indoor and outdoor fun.

Advance booking strongly recommended - we sold out last year and may not have any tickets available to buy on the day!

Activities take place in two daily sessions - we have a morning session, from 10am to 12.30pm and an afternoon session from 1.30pm to 4pm. Gates open at 9.45am and 1.15pm.

Access: as the School of Sorcery is set in our 15th Century Moat House building, there will be no pushchair access and limited disability access. Within the magical woodlands trail we will have pram and wheelchair access but again this may be limited due to weather conditions.

Age range: the Halloweenies event is specifically created for children to enjoy up to the age of 10, however we do not put restrictions on children over this age range if they would like to attend.

Time Slots: The School of Sorcery and Magic will be a set time slot that will be allocated on arrival, so if you are a bigger group and would like to attend together, please ensure that you arrive at the same time. Groups of 40 will attend the school at each given time slot and this will take on average one hour to complete.

Children will need to be supervised by parents or carers at all times.

Clothing - please ensure that children are dressed for outdoors as well as indoors as this event will be going ahead whatever the weather.

Gates open at 9.45am and 1.15pm

Will it be scary?
As Scaresville’s Little Monster, we’re embracing all things Halloween, but it will be more Halloween-inspired than scary - suitable for our younger visitors!

What should we wear?
Dress up warm for indoor and outdoor activities. Fancy dress encouraged for twice the fun!

What happens if it rains?
There will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities, but always best to wrap up warm and come prepared.

Can we leave the kids for the day?
No, a parent or guardian must be with their children at all times. The main trail lasts about an hour, so we don’t anticipate this being an all day event.

What about Hungry Little Monsters?
A range of ghoulishly delicious food and snacks will be available for your little monsters from the stableyard. Food for big monsters will be available too!

Will the House and Gardens be open?
Areas of the House and Garden not used for our adult scare event, Scaresville, will be part of the Halloweenies Trail.

Buy Your Tickets On-Line
Discounted tickets are available to buy prior to the day of your visit. Advance booking is strongly recommended - we sold out last year and may not have any tickets available to buy on the day! Ticket prices are shown below, please follow the red 'Book Tickets' link to purchase your tickets on-line.

(Please note, on-line tickets will not be available to buy on the day of your visit, you must purchase them in advance, by at least the day before you plan to visit.)

Ticket Prices

TicketOn-The-Day Price (if available)Online Price
Child aged 7 to 15
Child aged 3 to 6
Child under 3
Open on: 
Sat 21 October - Sun 29 October
Number of Re-Creation Folk: 
10-20 costumed characters
Amount of House open: 
none of main House, but Moat House will be open
Anglian Business Green 100

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