Best Halloween Events South West 2021 | Things to do Half-Term

This is a round-up post for events this Halloween 2021 in the South West, for 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 – Wiltshire

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Please keep up-to-date with government guidance before booking or visiting. We are unsure of the following attractions policies on cancellations of events. Please check with them in advance. It may also be an idea to check with the attraction that everything is as advertised the day before you visit.

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

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

Adventure Wonderland – Half-term Halloween Fun – Tickets on sale – Dorset

Info from a previous event – Adventure Wonderland is opened into a world of spooks and skellys with some fangtastic events!

Spooky Halloween Show “The Cheshire Cat’s Pumpkin Party” in the Happydrome Theatre.
Back by popular demand, our Live action Scary Maze “Into the Woods” Our giant hedge maze transforms into a family friendly, scary maze. Watch out for giant spiders, be careful of the cobwebs and lots of hidden spooks!
Come and see The Monster Minions at intervals on Wednesday 28th October 2020.

Adventure Wonderland

Address: Merritown Ln, Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BA

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Tickets per person from the age of 3 £16.99 each, Free for members.


American Museum & Gardens – Halloween Week – Tickets on sale – Somerset

The American Museum & Gardens will be offering plenty of spooktacular fun for visiting children and their families and friends over half-term, while celebrating the incredible autumnal colours throughout our grounds. Explore the gardens, parkland and children’s play area and visit the Halloween craft activities on your way. Collect stamps as you go and pick up your sweets at the trick or treat station. Dress up in your very best costumes and join us for an American style fancy dress parade (at 11am or 3pm on Saturdays 23&30 and Sundays 24&31). The most fantastic costume will win a prize!

American Museum

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

When? 23rd to 30th October

How much? Prices vary, please see website for further information.

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

Time to go big or GOURD home! Give yourself pumpkin to talk about with a fab-boo-lous trip to our Pumpkin Patch this October.  After the popularity of last year’s sell out event, we are back with even more seasonal fun for all ages to enjoy.  Theatrical Performers, Fire Shows, Fair Rides, Pumpkin Paintball, Bottle Smash and Pumpkin Slingshot.  NEW for 2021 fire one of our Massive Pumpkin Canons or have a blast with our Scarecrow Shoot’em. *Please note that if you choose to go on the rides or use the side stalls, these are charged separately.  Pumpkins are not included in your event entry ticket.

Avon Valley

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

When? 2nd to 31st October

How much? £4pp 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 Spooktacular Halloween – Tickets on sale – Gloucestershire

Past-Times Living History are returning to Berkeley Castle this October half-term Monday  25th – Wednesday 27th and Sunday 31st October with some spooky shenanigans to entertain you ….. so come along for some fiendish family fun! 

Berkeley Castle

Address: Berkeley GL13 9PJ

When? 25th, 26th 27th, to 31st October

How much? Adult £14, child 3-16 £7. Other pricing options are available.


Bishop’s Palace – Autumn Treasure Hunt – Tickets on sale – Somerset

Join us during October Half Term for a fun family Autumn Treasure Hunt. Collect a trail from the Visitor Reception and follow the clues around the site. When you’ve finished, return to collect your prize!

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

When? 22nd to 31st October

How much? General admission prices of £15 an adult. Child 5-18 years £7.50. Under 5’s are free. Other pricing options are available.


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

Take part in our autumn-inspired nature trail through our stunning Arboretum, discovering the spectacular Autumn Colours. Weave your way through the trees following the pumpkin trail. Watch out for scarecrows, spiders and spooky skeletons! There are 8 pumpkins to find, good luck finding them all! Once you have finished the trail and completed your worksheet, hand it into Admissions to collect a tasty treat!

Bowood House

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

When? 21st to 31st October

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


Bristol Zoo Gardens – Skeloween – Tickets on sale – Somerset

Get into the Halloween spirit and learn all about the clever bones inside your favourite vertebrates. See over 300 incredible animal species. Dare to discover dark and spooky Twilight World, see creepy creatures in Bug World, and spy 12 critically endangered Livingstone’s fruit bats hanging upside down. Fun for little ghouls and grown-ups alike. Take in the autumnal colours with over 12 acres of award-winning gardens.

Bristol Zoo

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

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Standard adult ticket £16.22, child 2-14 £11.


Camel Creek – Halloween – Tickets on sale – Cornwall

Halloweek at Camel Creek is back in 2021. It’s already been a strange year, but things are about to get stranger at Camel Creek as we open for the Half Term with many Spooktacular attractions. Check back nearer the time for all the details!

Address: Tredinnick, Wadebridge PL27 7RA

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? A ticket for anyone over 105cm is £21.95. 92-105cms £16.95, under 92cm are free. Members are free but must also prebook a ticket. Other pricing options are available.


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

Cattle Country’s Pumpkin Patch opens on Saturday 9th October and we’ve got thousands of home-grown pumpkins and gourds to pick! You’ll also find pumpkin carving and decorating*, marshmallow toasting and a seasonal menu in GRAZE.

Cattle country

Address: Berkeley Heath Farm House, Berkeley GL13 9EW

When? 9th to 31st October

How much? Adult £13, child 4-17 £17.50. Other pricing options are available.

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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 Thursday 21st – Sunday 31st October. Join in for all the fun on the farm this Halloween Half Term, with our NEW interactive spooky trail to try and find all of our freaky friends down on the farm. Plus book tickets to come and enjoy our Family Halloween Party on Saturday 30th October with the AMAZING Disco Dion

Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm

Address: Amesbury Rd, Cholderton, Salisbury SP4 0EW

When? 21st to 31st October

How much? £8.50 per person.


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

Our resident witches are back with some new spooky spells to share this Halloween. Follow the gatekeeper through the Crealy Wilderness, explore the trail and watch out for some clues along the way! Are you ready to take on the Scarecrow Scare Maze this year? Dip, duck and tread carefully through this interactive maze as you never know what might be lurking just around the corner…Join us in the Crealy Arena this October half term for ‘The Book Of Spells’, an enchanting cirque show created and performed by Ice Glitz Productions. And lots more.

Crealy Adventure Park

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

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? A ticket for anyone over 92cm is £20.00. Under 92cm are free. Members are free but everyone must prebook a ticket online.


Farmer Palmers – Pumpkin Pick – Tickets on sale – Dorset

It’s Halloween! Cauldrons full of family fun! Most of the farm park has a spooky makeover**. Our team are transformed into our entertaining ‘Boo Crew’. Dressing up and getting into the ‘spirit’ of things is highly encouraged. 2021 sees the return of our  (very popular) optional Trailer of Laughs “Soak-a-Spook” Tractor Ride *. PLUS our BRAND NEW Pumpkin Pick event will be running each day

Farmer Palmers

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

When? 26th to 31st October

How much? Pumpkin picking and admission tickets will need to be booked at the same time. See website for prices.


Flambards – Spooky Pumpkin Trail – Tickets on sale – Cornwall

Families can take to the cobbled streets of Flambards’ Victorian Village and hunt high and low through the 50 different sets and scenes to complete the spooky pumpkin trail quiz. Successfully completed trails can be exchanged for wickedly wonderful chocolate treats.

Budding detectives can also have a go at completing the Who Dunnit Mystery Trail to discover which of the village’s colourful cast of characters committed the crime.

On your eerie adventure, immerse yourself in perfectly-preserved shops filled with thousands of 19th-century artefacts, as you are transported back in time.

Flambards

Address: Clodgey Ln, Helston TR13 0QA

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Tickets are cheaper if purchased online in advance. Adult ticket online £17.95, child £13.45. Other pricing options are available.


Hope Nature Centre – Witches Brew Trail – Tickets on sale – Wiltshire

Help our resident Witch find her missing potion ingredients that have been scattered throughout our Animal Park. Find them all and you can win a treat! This fun additional activity can be added on to your day tickets.

Hope Nature Centre

Address: Frome Rd, Southwick, Trowbridge BA14 9QD

When? 1st to 31st October

How much? The Trick or Treat Trail is priced at £2.50 per person. Plus you will need to book admission tickets. An adult ticket is £6.95, child £5.95. Other pricing options are available.


Lost Gardens of Heligan – Trick & Treats – Tickets on sale – Cornwall

Travel to our East Lawn Play Tent to join one of our have a go workshops, expertly facilitated by the spellbinding Pokya circus troupe. The tricks that you might learn will include poi, diabolo, hula-hoop, tight wire, juggling, unicycle, stilts and so much more.

Pokya’s spooky Halloween instructors will be ready to help you discover new skills and tricks, expelling some Autumn energy in the great outdoors and providing fun for all ages to enjoy!

Gardens of Heligan

Address: B3273, Pentewan, Saint Austell PL26 6EN

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? All activities are free with garden admission – see website for prices.


Mapperton – Haunted Halloween Trail – Tickets on sale – Dorset

The Haunted Halloween Garden Trail is back again this year at Mapperton. Join us for some spooktacular fun. Children young and old will enjoy the spine-chilling trail around Mapperton Gardens.  Explore the gardens through our Halloween Garden Trail with a series of clues as you find all the spooky areas hidden within the grounds. Fancy dress encouraged!

Mapperton

Address: Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR

When? 24th to 28th October

How much? Ticket prices are £11 each for adults (includes free garden entry) and £5 each for children aged 3-15 years old.


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

There will be a pick your own pumpkin patch populated with pumpkins planted and grown on site from Elephant poo! With over a thousand homegrown pumpkins to choose from, there is plenty for everyone. Pumpkin Fest will also feature special Bug Talks over the half term period from 25th – 29th October where you can discover more about your favourite little critters. Noah’s Ark’s Top Trumps trail also continues with vibrant Autumnal colours and a free limited-edition card to celebrate the event and more.

Noah’s Ark Zoo

Address: Clevedon Rd, Wraxall, Bristol BS48 1PG

When? 9th to 31st October

How much? Adults from £15-20, children £10.50-£16, other pricing options are available.

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Old Down Country Park – Haunted Halloween – Confirmed – Somerset

Join us this October half term holiday for a week of Halloween activities and fun. From Pumpkin Carving to Afternoon Tea there is something for everyone to enjoy, whatever the weather. Note: Some activities are prebook only – so book today so you don’t miss out. Activities are listed on their website

Old Down Country Park

Address: Foxholes Ln, Tockington, Old Down, Bristol BS32 4PG

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Prices vary, please see their website for further information.

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Paignton Zoo – Spooky Halloween Fun – Tickets on sale – Devon

Our FREE Wizard Workshop will be open each day between 10.30am and 4pm, where with some help from our mystical characters, children can make their very own spooky spell bookmark to take home. You don’t need to pre-book for our craft activity, just turn up and take part!

Bring the kids to visit us in their most frighteningly fabulous fancy dress. Whether it’s a wicked witch, a wild werewolf, or super spooky skeleton, we can’t wait to see what your little monsters will dress up as.

Paignton Zoo

Address: Totnes Rd, Paignton TQ4 7EU

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Adult standard admission £18.55, child £13.90, other pricing options are available


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

Looking for kids Halloween fun in Cornwall? Paradise Park’s Spooktacular Creepy Halloween Half Term is the perfect place to bring the kids for a fun-filled spooky adventure and wonderful wildlife! Special appearances by Mark’s Ark with creepy crawly wildlife encounters! See website for dates and times (some things may not be on every day).

Paradise Park

Address: 16 Trelissick Rd, Hayle TR27 4HY

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Adult £14.45, child 3-15 £10.75, other pricing options are available.


Pendennis Castle – Wizards Quest – Tickets on sale – Cornwall

Head to Pendennis Castle for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the grounds on our brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series. Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Come along in frightful fancy dress and snap a picture to enter our competition on social media. It’s going to be a really wizard day out!

Pendennis Castle

Address: Castle Dr, Falmouth TR11 4LP

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Adult £12.50-13.50, child 5-17 £11.30-12.20, other pricing options are available.


Puxton Park – Spooktacular October – Tickets on sale – Somerset

Hubble bubble toil and trouble, there’s lots of spoooooooky goings on for the children this October half term at Puxton Park!! Put on your fancy dress and throw some scary shapes at the Halloween disco… Count the legs in the Creepy Critter Animal Encounter…  Check out the slithering snakes and the beautiful bugs!!! It’s all going on at Puxton Park this October Half-term!! Don’t forget about free pumpkin painting (after you pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch).

Puxton Park

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

When? Various dates in October

How much? Adult £11, child £13

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Roves Farm – Half Term Fun – Tickets on sale – Wiltshire

Daily fancy dress competition – come dressed up or bring your costume.

Wrap up and search the nature trail on an autumn I-Spy activity. Visit the pumpkin patch*, …… ‘pick’ your pumpkin*………… and carve yourself a masterpiece* *subject to an additional charge and availability, £4 per pumpkin.

Roves Farm

Address: Sevenhampton, Swindon SN6 7QG

When? 20th to 31st October

How much? A ticket for anyone age 3 and over is £10.80. Toddler £4.50, members and babies are free. Everyone must prebook a ticket online. Pumpkin activity is an additional cost and must also be prebooked.


The Big Sheep – Halloween Fun by Day – Tickets on sale – Devon

Join us this Halloween for a family day filled with fun and laughter. Carve your own pumpkin to take home while stocks last, then try your hand at the witches flying school. Challenge the family to spot all the friendly spooks and beasties as you take a ride on the ghost train. With our rampage roller coaster, all-weather play barn with slides tunnels and ball pits (time limitations apply), your little ones will be spookily entertained all day.

The Big Sheep

Address: Abbotsham Rd, Abbotsham, Bideford EX39 5AP

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? £14.95 per person, plus booking fee. Other pricing options are available.

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Watermouth – Halloween Half Term – Tickets on sale – Devon

Our annual Halloween half term celebrations, like everything else have been a bit disrupted for the 2021 season.  However, we would hope to bring you a Covid secure version should we be allowed.  If you haven’t visited during Halloween week before then come out and see us. The Castle and park are dressed up in our own unique way.   Watch out for witches, cauldron’s, a huge witches broomstick and pumpkins galore. Our giant Cauldron will be back, with your chance to win daily prizes or even a free family ticket!

Watermouth Castle

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

When? 23rd to 29th October

How much? Tickets are £15.50 per person, children under 92cm are free.


Weymouth Sea Life – Ascarium – Tickets on sale – Dorset

The Sea Witch is back for 2021! Follow an immersive trail to help her find her missing potion ingredients, which are hidden throughout the depths of the tanks, and discover some of the spookiest creatures of the sea as you explore. Make your way to the Witch’s lair where she will cast her spell to open her treasure chest revealing a special reward!

Weymouth Aquarium

Address: Abbotsham Rd, Abbotsham, BideA399, IlfrLodmoor Country Park, Weymouth DT4 7SX

When? 9th to 31st October

How much? Online from £19.10 per adult, tickets on the day will cost more


Wookey Hole – Halloween – Tickets on sale – Somerset

Come and see the Witch in her Halloween Grotto, where she’ll be mixing potions from her bubbling cauldron… every child receives a free treat too! Come and see the spectacular Show Caves, rich in beauty and history, walk among the Animatronic Dinosaurs, watch the spooky 4D film ‘Happy Family’, play a round of Adventure Golf, let off steam in the Wizard’s Play Castle and Pirate Zap Zone, walk the mystifying Mirror Maze, meet our walkabout Ghostbuster and be a part of the audience in the show-stopping Halloween Circus Show!  All this and so much more included in your ticket!

Wookey Hole

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

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Adult ticket £19.95, child £15.95. Other pricing options are available.


World of Country Life – I’ve Lost my Mummy – Tickets on sale – Devon

Join us for a fun filled week of Halloween fun and games, spooky goings-on, Halloween shows and our fantastic Halloween trail to entertain the whole family. Plus don’t forget pumpkin carving too!

World of Country Life

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

When? 25th to 31st October

How much? Adult ticket online £15.15, child 3-17 £12.50. Other pricing options are available.


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