Last Updated on September 4, 2023 by Suzy McCullough

This is a round-up post for events this Halloween 2023 in the South West, for this October half-term. I’ve found events in all of the counties and there are plenty of ideas to keep you busy. Things to do October Half Term – Halloween – South West – Cornwall – Devon – Dorset – Gloucestershire – Somerset & Bristol and Wiltshire.

Please double-check the event descriptions on the attraction’s website as the below information could change. Some venues also require you to pre-book online. It is essential that you read their own information carefully.

Best Halloween Events South West 2020 | Things to do Half-Term

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American Museum & Gardens – Trick or Treat – Tickets on sale – Somerset

Join us throughout the October half-term for a cool, spooky day out at the museum with a classic American Trick or Treat atmosphere. There will be lots of family activities, a scavenger hunt in the autumnal gardens and a fun trail around the manor house.

Visit the LEGO bricks exhibition and build something weird and wonderful for the Brick Hall of Fame Gallery, and enjoy some seasonal Halloween treats at the American Garden Deli. Why not get into the spirit of Halloween and come in a costume?

Address: Claverton Manor, Claverton Down, Claverton, Bath BA2 7BD

When? 21st – 29th October

How much? Prices vary – see the website for further information.

Avon Valley Park – Pumpkin Patch – Tickets on sale – Somerset

Grab a wheelbarrow and roam through the massive homegrown pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin. Don’t want to get muddy? Choose a pumpkin from the event area, we have a huge selection of gourd-geous gourds and super squashes for you to choose from.

Pumpkins are not included in the event entry ticket. Pumpkins are priced depending on size and variety. Plus more.

This venue also has pumpkin patch night events and spooky events (see website for further info).

Address: Pixash Ln, Bath Rd, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1TP

When? 30th September, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th October.

How much? £4.99 pp Children Under 2 not walking are FREE. Tickets to the Pumpkin Patch do not give you access to Avon Valley Park, these can be purchased separately.

Berkeley Castle – Ghoul School – Tickets on sale – Gloucestershire

Back for another year!

Fabled Feast brings us ‘Ghoul School’! An interactive, self-led audio extravaganza that will teach your young thrill-seekers all they need to know to become perfect little monsters.

Along the way, they will encounter a spooky array of teachers who’ll impart their delights, frights, and vampire bites.

Address: Berkeley GL13 9PJ

When? 22nd October – 5th November

How much? Tickets cost £2 per child, in addition to the admission ticket – see website for entrance prices.

Bishop’s Palace – Spooky Tale – Event Confirmed – Somerset

Come dressed in your best-est and most gruesome for a scare of stories MWAHAHAH!!! (but not TOO scary) with the grimace of ghostly teeth, devilish meetings (told first-hand by Old Nick himself – in puppet form) and a night in the Inn with a wig that turns white with fright!

Address: The Bishop’s Palace, Wells BA5 2PD

When? 24th October

How much? Entry for the above activity is included with any standard admission including The Bishop’s Palace Admission Ticket.

Bowood House Gardens – Pumpkin Trail – Tickets on sale – Wiltshire

Join Witch Ramona and black cat Luna on a hunt to break the spell that the ghosts and ghouls have cast over the Bowood Estate. Find all the things needed to complete Ramona’s magic rhyme as you work your way around the pumpkin trail this Autumn half-term.

The trail is included in your Bowood House & Gardens Day Ticket and is complimentary to Bowood Season Ticket Holders.

Please collect a booklet on arrival at Admissions.

Address: Old Rd, Derry Hill, Calne SN11 0LZ

When? 21st – 31st October

How much? The trail last year was included in your Bowood House & Gardens Day Ticket and is complimentary to Bowood Season Ticket Holders. See the website for prices.

Camel Creek – Halloween – Tickets on sale – Cornwall

Info from last year – You are invited to our spooky spectacular this October half-term at Camel Creek. We’ve so much planned it’s frightening! Our guests’ favourites shall be returning, from our Stable Suprise to our House of Horrors, Witch’s Grotto and so many new spooky attractions from trails, treats, and maybe the odd trick.

What’s great about Halloween at Camel Creek is all our extra Halloween attractions are included in our admissions price! It really is great value for money, there is so much to cram into a ghoulishly good day out for you and the family.

Address: Tredinnick, Wadebridge PL27 7RA

When? 21st – 29th October

How much? Tickets from £18 per person over 105cm and other pricing options are available.

Cattle Country Farm Park – Pumpkin Patch – Tickets on sale – Gloucestershire

We’ve got thousands of home-grown pumpkins and gourds to pick! Your Farm Park Tickets include entry to the Pumpkin Patch AND a whole day in the park! Pumpkins are priced by size and start at £1 each.

So grab your wellies (strongly recommended!) a wheelbarrow and pick your perfect pumpkin at Cattle Country. Plus check out our Pumpkin Patch photo booths for the ultimate autumn family photo!

Address: Berkeley Heath Farm House, Berkeley GL13 9EW

When? 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd then 25th – 31st October 2023

How much? Adult £12, child 4-17 £16.50 and toddlers aged 1-3 are £13.50. Other pricing options are available.

Best Halloween Events Gloucestershire 2020

Cheddar Gorge – The Ghost Of Cheddar Man – Tickets on sale – Somerset

This Halloween half-term, join us for The Ghost of Cheddar Man festivities.

Cheddar Man, Britain’s oldest complete skeleton (he’s very old…. 10,000 years!) was found here in Gough’s Cave, 120 years ago. To celebrate this anniversary, we are hosting a special Halloween event.

To get an invite you must join the trail and track down Cheddar Mans’ friends dotted around Gough’s Cave. Once you’ve spotted them all, you’ll gain entry to The Ghost of Cheddar Man celebrations. There’s even a reward to take home with you! This Halloween experience is included in the price of your Day Ticket.

Address: Cheddar BS40 7XU

When? 21st – 29th October

How much? Adults from £21.80 and children aged 5-15 from £16.30.

Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm – Scare Breeds Farm – Tickets on sale – Wiltshire

Come along, if you DARE, for our Cholderton SCARE Breeds Farm Halloween Half Term from 21st – 31st October 2023!

Come in FULL fancy dress (adults AND children!) and receive a **FREE Child return ticket to visit in the New Year PLUS a FREE bag of animal food!**

**Free Child return ticket valid from 2nd January – 28th March 2023**

Join in for all the fun on the farm this Halloween Half Term, with our exciting interactive spooky trail; come and try to find all of our freaky friends down on the farm, grab some fabulous photos and make lots of happy memories! Perfect for a family day out!

Address: Amesbury Rd, Cholderton, Salisbury SP4 0EW

When? 21st to 31st October

How much? Adults online are £8, children £7 and under 2 are free.

Cotswold Farm Park – Pumpkin Patch – Tickets on Sale – Gloucestershire

Stroll through our charming patch, where thousands of bright orange carving pumpkins create a sea of adorable opportunities. Snatch up those picture-perfect moments, guaranteed to warm your heart and light up your social feeds.

Secure your spot at our awesomely autumnal event with our Pumpkin Patch Tickets, offering full access to the Patch, Maize Maze, carving activity, and more. Enjoy additional perks with a delicious freshly baked Halloween cookie and a plump pumpkin* of choice all included in one price.

Address: Guiting Power, Cheltenham GL54 5FL

When? 6th – 8th, 13th – 15th, 20th – 22nd and 26th – 31st October

How much? Entry Included with Farm Park Admission! – See the website for pricing

Crealy Adventure Park – Spook-fest – Tickets on sale – Devon

Our popular Halloween event is back! Trick or treat yourself to a Crealy spooky day out this October and discover the most rides in Devon + our frightful Halloween attractions for fun whatever the weather. 

Our Scarecrow Scare Maze is back. Be careful about what’s lurking around the corner, as our scarecrows have some new friends ready for a fright under the moonlight this year. New for 2023, sink your teeth into this immersive Dinosaur experience & get ready for a rawr-some trip through the pre-historic jungle and more.

Address: Sidmouth Rd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DR

When? Spook-Fest will run on 14th, 15th, 20th – 29th October. 

How much? From £18 pp.

Dairyland Farm Park – Scaryland – Tickets on sale – Cornwall

Each paying child will receive – a Creepy Craft Workshop.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin (from our pumpkin patch).
Pumpkin Carving.

You make the design, and it will be carved by our terrifyingly talented team ready to take home!

The full Park and Bull Pen Soft Play will be open throughout. Tractor Ride through Witches Wood. Paying Children over 80cm get a free Pumpkin and Craft Ticket included in the entry price! (subject to availability)

Address: Tresillian Barton, Newquay TR8 5AA

When? 21st – 29th October

How much? £11 pp Other pricing options are available.

Farmer Palmers – Pumpkin Pick – Tickets on sale – Dorset

Info from last year – We hope you can join us for some SPOOKTACULAR fun for little ones this Halloween Half Term! Our team transform into our entertaining ‘Boo Crew’, dressing up and getting into the ‘spirit’ of things is highly encouraged! There are CAULDRONS full of family fun! Most of the farm park has a spooky makeover (We know Halloween isn’t for everyone so, some areas of the farm park won’t be decorated and will be spook-free). The Hen House will be serving up some GHOULISH GOODIES!

Address: Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Organford, Poole BH16 6EU

When? 23rd – 29th October

How much? £18 per person aged 3 and over, 2 years old £9.00 and under 2s are free.

Flambards – Trick or Treat Week – Tickets on sale – Cornwall

There’s a host of fang-tastic family fun on offer at Flambards throughout the October Half Term holidays as we celebrate ‘Trick or Treat Week’!

Pick up a Pumpkin Hunt sheet and hunt for clues throughout the park – Get it right and you might even win a treat!! Or tackle the Penny Dreadful quiz sheet or Mystery Trial in the Victorian village.

The popular Fireworks Spooktacular will return to the park on Wednesday 25th October 2023!

Address: Clodgey Ln, Helston TR13 0QA

When? 21st – 31st October

How much? Tickets from £19.76 per adult and from £15.26 per child over 95cms, infants are free.

Longleat – The Great British Autumn – Tickets on sale – Wiltshire

Watch in awe as owls swoop over you, have a go at carving pumpkins (additional charges apply) and become a mini tractor driver. Then head outside to find the giant pumpkins and solve the riddle for a sweet treat.

Afterwards, discover curious kinkajous, prickly porcupines and plenty more amazing animals. On a Drive Through Safari, our big cats are at home amongst the hues of autumn and our wolves are testing out their howls for this spooktacular time of year.

Address: Warminster BA12 7NW

When? 21st – 29th October

How much? Adults from £35.95 and children aged 3-15 from £26.95. Other pricing options are available.

Noah’s Ark Zoo – Pumpkin Fest – Tickets on Sale – Somerset

Explore our undercover pumpkin-themed corner, enjoy the seasonal games and capture the perfect pumpkin picture.

This year’s pumpkins are weird, wacky, and wonderful – coming in all different shapes and sizes and grown using our very own rhino and elephant dung! If you would like to take a pumpkin home after your day of autumnal fun at Noah’s Ark, we have a wide selection to choose from at the Farmshop Pumpkin Patch, with prices starting from just £3. You’ll find the Farmshop located in the car park.

Collect a trail map from the ticket office and follow the clues around the Zoo to bust myths about a range of misunderstood animals at Noah’s Ark. Complete the trail and hand it in at the ticket office for the chance to win an animal adoption.

Address: Clevedon Rd, Wraxall, Bristol BS48 1PG

When? 9th October – 5th November

How much? Tickets are cheaper online – Adults are £24.20 each and children are £19.58.

Best Halloween Events Somerset 2020

Paradise Park – Creepy Half Term – Tickets on sale – Cornwall

Special appearances by Mark’s Ark with creepy crawly wildlife encounters! Dates to be confirmed. Learn some frightfully fascinating facts on the Pumpkin Trail and claim your spooky treat! Discover the extraordinary Dracula parrot and spot the males with a red spot behind the eyes! Special ‘Meet & Greets’ with some great characters like Frank the Eagle Owl. Halloween-themed twinkly lights in the Jungle Express Train tunnel (small extra charge and weather permitting). Plus more.

Address: 16 Trelissick Rd, Hayle TR27 4HY

When? 21st – 29th October

How much? Adults are £17.25, children 3-15 £13.50 and under 3 years are free. Other pricing options are available.

Pendennis Castle – Halloween Half Term – Tickets on sale – Cornwall

Grab your broomsticks and get ready for a bewitchingly brilliant day out. Gather round for tales from our spooky storytellers and solve creepy clues in our Halloween Quest.

Address: Castle Dr, Falmouth TR11 4LP

When? 21st – 29th October

How much? Adult £12.80-13.80, child 5-17 £7.60-8.30 and under 5s are free. Other pricing options are available.

Puxton Park – Pumpkin Patch – Tickets on Sale – Somerset

Come pick your own pumpkin at Puxton Park’s Pumpkin Patch this October! We have over 40,000 pumpkins for you to pick from.

Admission to the Pumpkin Patch is FREE. You do not need to visit the park in order to visit the Pumpkin Patch but you’re more than welcome to and make a whole day of it! Pay for what you pick, prices vary depending on size. Card/Cash accepted.

The Pumpkin Patch is located at the far end of the car park opposite the reception. Our pumpkin patch is also a great photo op for some adorable family pics and we’re dog-friendly too!

Address: Cowslip Ln, Hewish, Banwell, Weston-super-Mare BS24 6AH

When? From 7th October

How much? The pumpkin patch is free to visit.

Best Halloween Events Somerset 2020

Roves Farm – Pumpkin Carving – Tickets on sale – Wiltshire

Visit our pumpkin barn to choose your pumpkin. Then get creative carving your design. *extra charge applies, subject to availability.

Plus Haunted Hayride 27th – 29th October (separate attraction) –

Address: Sevenhampton, Swindon SN6 7QG

When? 19th – 29th October

How much? Entry to Roves Farm online £10.80 per person. Haunted hayride £5-10.80 per person.

The Big Sheep – Halloween Half-Term – Tickets on sale – Devon

Creepin’ It Real.. Ewe’ll have a hoot this Halloween at The Big Sheep!

Live Animal Shows

Thrill Rides and Gentle Rides

Outdoor fun on our Jumping Pillows

Indoor play at EWEtopia Soft Play

Animal Magic in our undercover Barn

When? 21st – 29th October

Address: Abbotsham Rd, Abbotsham, Bideford EX39 5AP

How much? From £14.95 per person online, children under 3ft are £6 and babies are £1.

Best Halloween Events South West 2020 | Things to do Half-Term

Watermouth Castle – Halloween Half Term – Tickets on Sale – Devon

Take part in our interactive Halloween quest, set in the spooky castle, and filled with eerie mysteries and ghostly challenges.

Follow the clues, solve the riddles, meet the many creepy inhabitants of Watermouth Castle, and ultimately reveal the magical location and claim the ultimate Halloween prize. Beware, brave adventurers – your journey starts in the depths of the dungeons.

Go on a treasure hunt to find the 10 hidden Halloween gnomes! Once you’ve found them all, hand in your activity card, and claim your prize…and more.

Address: Abbotsham Rd, Abbotsham, BideA399, Ilfracombe EX34 9SL

When? 7th & 8th / 14th & 15th and 21st – 31st of October.

How much? Tickets are £18 pp.

Wookey Hole – Halloween – Tickets on sale – Somerset

  • Decorated with around 800 pumpkins, every visitor will be sure to get in the Halloween spirit the moment they set foot at Wookey Hole.
  • Visitors can unleash their magical potential with interactive wand lessons. This effect-filled experience will teach every young witch or wizard how to harness magic, receiving a certificate after completing the lesson and certifying their new, magical skills.
  • The famous Wookey Hole Circus will be holding its Halloween show, based around the hit character from the Addams family, on Wednesday, in a mesmerising and darkly delightful show.
  • Children will be able to embark on a thrilling pumping trail, with every child receiving a Halloween treat at the end.
  • Swing into the Halloween golfing experience: The adventure golf course at Wookey Hole will be transformed into a thrilling realm of pumpkins and monsters, promising spooky fun for all ages.
  • Discover eerie delights at the exit to the caves, where visitors will find a mesmerising pumpkin patch.

Address: Wookey Hole Ltd. Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset BA5 1BB

When? 21st – 29th October 2023

World of Country Life – Halloween Half-term fun – Tickets on sale – Devon

Join us for a fun-filled spooky week of Halloween half-term fun! There will be lots going on in the park… more details to be revealed very soon!

Plus we’ll have all the usual daily activities – walk a goat, ride the deer train safari and hand feed the red deer and llama, bottle feed calves, small animal handling and the awesome Hawkridge birds of prey flying display.

Enjoy a spooktacular day out whatever the weather this October half-term holiday.

Address: Wookey Hole Ltd. Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset BA5 1BB

When? 23rd – 27th October

How much? Adult ticket online £16.95, child 3-17 £14.10. Other pricing options are available.

If you’re looking for South West England Christmas events please check out – Best Christmas Events South West 2023 – Meet Santa and More


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