If you’re looking for ways to keep your little monsters entertained during half term, join Loveashford for a free mexican day of the dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebration across Ashford Town Centre on Saturday 26th October between 11am and 6pm.
Here's what's happening across the town and Ashford shopping centre
Ashford Town Centre
From 11am, collect a free Halloween trail map from The Glass House on the lower High Street; complete the route around the town, collecting letters to spell out a secret message, then head back to the Glass House to claim your prize! The trail finishes at 2pm.
Little ones can get their face painted, then make flower crowns and day of the dead sugar skull masks with Emporia Fabric and Crafts, plus have their photos taken with a friendly scarecrow in the Pumpkin Patch zone.
Head down to Elwick Place where kids can create their own Sugar Skulls with Made in Ashford. Listen to iconic tunes from Disney’s Coco performed by a live acoustic guitarist and watch out for wizardly dance moves performed by a Harry Potter Flash Mob.
Keep an eye out for the spooky stilt walkers as they roam through the town centre and listen to the fabulous line-up of live music on the bandstand organised by Revelation Ashford from midday. Hear Swing Noir at 12pm and 2pm, Miss Jones at 1pm and Gypskazz Trio at 3pm.
Spice up your lunch
Enjoy Mexican food fro Taco Bill or a tasty Mexican inspired salad box from Salata! Plus a variety of restaurants across the town centre will have Mexican goodies on offer too.
Half Term Fun
Seea double dose of Disney films on Wednesday 23rd October. Watch day-of-the-dead inspired Coco at 1pm, followed by The Aristocats at 3.30pm. Tickets cost 50p per person and can be purchased through Revelation Ashford’s website, on the door or via the Tourist Information Centre, which is located on the ground floor at Ashford Gateway Plus.
County Square is also getting in to the spirit of Halloween with their Spooky Shopping event on Friday 25th October from 10.30am - 4.00pm. Spend £10 or £20 at County Square to participate in the Halloween event where you're guaranteed to win a prize. Bring along your receipts to the Halloween witches to take part in the lucky dip. Find out more on County Square’s website and Facebook page.
Happy Dia de los Muertos !