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 Abbey – 21st 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, Devon – 27th – 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 Farm – 21st 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.