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The Rotary Blue Train Park in Cape Town just hosted their inaugural Kids Dream Fest and it was a roaring success, writes Marchelle Abrahams.

Halloween doesn't feature high on our local calendar. In fact, it doesn't feature at all. For some kids, it's a fun excuse to dress up in their favourite scary costume and clown around with their neighbourhood friends.

I must admit that I'm not a fan of the popular American holiday, but time and time again my son keeps asking why he doesn't get a chance to go trick or treating. A friend of mine called it the slow Americanisation of South African children.

So when I mentioned the Kids Dream Fest, he jumped at the chance to attend, and begrudgingly I offered to get him a costume.

The Rotary Blue Train Park in Mouille Point hosted their inaugural Kids Dream Fest on Oct 28, and it promised to be a night to remember - and indeed it was.

#halloweentrain #zombies #KidsDreamFest

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The highlight of the festival was the Halloween Train which saw the Atlantic Seaboard transformed into an experience that aimed to excite and scare.

The spider bride #halloween #halloweenparty #kidsdreamfest2017 #capetown

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Inspired by the works of Tim Burton and Lewis Carrol, there was a host of quirky characters, tunnel trolls and random confused zombie "attacks". 

Would I do it again? Probably not. Did the kids enjoy it? You betcha. And that's all that matters.