Halloween Events For Kids In The South West – 2017

If your looking for something to do with the kids this Halloween/October half term, there are plenty of spooky events being held around the southwest to help keep them entertained. Some of which I’ve listed below;

Halloween Half Term at Forde Abbey21st to 29th October 2017

A week of  Halloween fun in the grounds of this 900 year old Abbey. Explore the haunted trail, try your hand at pumpkin rolling and Halloween crafts. For the older guests take part in all manner of spooky happening that are sure to get your pulse racing. Just be prepared for a few unexpected guests.

Admission – Normal admission info can be found here.

Family Apple Picking at Glastonbury Tor 14th/15th/21st/22nd October 2017.

Glastonbury Tor will be holding four family apple picking days this October in the orchards at the foot of Glastonbury Tor. Its a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a day outdoors, learn more about our orchards, apples and what they use them for.

Admission – Its a free event.

Halloween at Wookey Hole  21st October – 5th November 2017

Wookey Holes Halloween event has  over 20 great attractions on offer all of which are included in the price. From a spooky Witch’s grotto with a free treat for all children who are brave enough to visit. A 4D Halloween film will be showing daily as well as the scary Halloween Circus Show.

Admission – Adult £16.20 / Children £10.80

Halloween Trail Somerton   25th October – 29th October 2017

Follow the spooky trail at Lytes Cary Manor for an afternoon of Halloween Half Term fun. Pick up a trail at reception and those who manage to solve all the creepy clues will receive a little prize.

Admission – Normal Admission charges plus £1.50 per trail

Bristol Zoo’s Halloween Half Term 21st – 29th October 2017

Bristol Zoo’s Halloween Half Term will be offering visitors the chance to immerse yourselves in a different type of Halloween celebration. Inspired by the Mexican celebration of ‘Day of the Dead’ we have a variety of activities such as Kuki’s Haunted Trail, Spooky Storytime, Halloween Parade, Creepy Creature encounters and much more.

Admission –  £5 child ticket offer for every paying adult valid between 21st October and 5th November (online only)

Roald Dahl’s Halloweden  The Eden Project, Cornwall 21st – 29th October 2017

Its Halloweden… but not as you know it. Come and pit yourself against Roald Dahl’s infamous Villians from five of the best selling books;

The Witches – Take Part in this essential witch spotters training session …but keep your wits about you!
Fantastic Mr Fox – Tunnel into the farm to sneak out plump chickens and juicy apples… but beware Boggis, Bunce and Bean are never far from the scene.
The Twits – Enter Mr and Mrs Twits House where terrible tricks and pranks await.
The BFG – Enter a mystical, magical world as you tiptoe your way thru BFG’s cave to the dream making station. But shhh…sleeping giants lie in wait.
Matilda – Everyday is sports day with TrunchBull. Dare to enter the schoolyard and be put through your paces. No one wants to end up in the chokey!!

Admission – Most activities included within Eden admission ticket price.

 Halloween Trail at Yeovil Country Park  – 27th October 2017 11am to 2pm

Follow the pumpkin markers through the haunting woods and collect the missing letters from the witches spell. Help her complete the wicked spell to conjure up a prize.This is a self- led trail and there is an adventurous pushchair/short trail available. Turn up anytime between 11.00am – 2.00pm. Last entry at 2.00pm. The trail takes approx. 1 hour to complete. There’s no need to pre book  you can just turn up.

Admission – £2.00 per child

Ride the Beer Frights Ghost Train for Halloween at Pecorama, Beer, Devon27th – 29th October 2017

Children’s entertainment daily from 2pm in the Station Gallery until 29th October and a spooky treat from the Restaurant for those in Hallowe’en fancy dress. Open until 6.30pm with Hallowe’en Trains on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October.

Admission – prices information can be found here.

Pumpkin Fest at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm21st October – 3rd November 2017

During Pumpkin Fest kids will have a chance to get involved with in Pumpkin Painting and decorating (£1.50), Pumpkin themed animal enrichment, Pumpkin sport and enjoy Warming seasonal treats in the cafe.

They can also make use of the heated indoor play areas as well admit see the animals Noah’s ark has to offer.

Admission – Normal admission prices apply. Click here for More info.

Spooky School at Powerderham Castle 22nd – 27th October 2017

Enter into a world of spookiness in the Old Riding School, where children can enjoy face painting and glitter tattoos, pumpkins crafts and ghostly games.  Meet our weird and wonderful characters at the potion making shows at 12pm and 2pm. Collect your ticket on arrival, £3 per child to take part.  Open from 11am to 4pm, whatever the weather.  Hot drinks and snacks available.  Aimed at 4- 11year olds but suitable for all ages

Admission – £3 per child to take part.


I hope that where ever it is you choose to go this October half term you have a fantastic time.




  1. October 15, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Ahh so many fab events! I’m in the north west so too far for me, but we do have some great events local to us too.

  2. October 15, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Roald Dahl and the Eden project sounds perfect. This would be my pick anytime of year

  3. October 15, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    I’m in Ireland ! I’m just green reading about all these events ! Enjoy them ! I’m not sure how many we have close to us but I am sure we will be trying our hand at pumpkin picking this year !

  4. October 16, 2017 / 7:16 am

    Thank you so much for this list we are planning to wisit wooky hole – not to sure who is more exited me or my daughter xx

  5. October 16, 2017 / 11:11 am

    Thank you for this! I am in Bristol and had no idea about lots of these events so thanks for the fantastic post!

  6. October 16, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Great list here. I need to find what to do with the kids around us. You have been me some good ideas.

  7. October 16, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Great activities to keep them busy and entertained. Wish I could attend one xxx

  8. October 16, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    These are not too far from me, Forde Abbey looks great – thanks for the tip

  9. October 16, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    How awesome that there are so many events near to you! I’d love to go to Glastonbury Tor one day.

  10. October 16, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    There is so much to do at half term, but I suspect we will hardly get anywhere

  11. October 16, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Wow there is so much going on in the south west x

  12. October 17, 2017 / 8:26 am

    Oh wow so much going on! I’ll have to see if I can find something like this for the South East xx

  13. October 17, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Oh brilliant! I’m heading to Somerset on Thursday so will head to Forde Abbey for sure!

  14. October 17, 2017 / 8:58 am

    Lots of good ideas here. We went to Noah’s Ark Zoo farm over halloween last year. The kids loved it

  15. October 17, 2017 / 10:10 am

    Oh wow these events sound amazing! There never seems to be this much up north near us, gutted! x

  16. October 17, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    This sounds amazing, wish there was this much to do near us!

  17. Sarah Ann
    October 17, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    Such a diverse range of events! I love the sound of the apple picking, I would definitely take my family along.

  18. October 23, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    There really is lots to do these days during the Autunm half term, great selection here #LivingLinky

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