If you’re looking for the spookiest events happening this Halloween in Devon then take a look at my guide to frightening goings on over October half term 2020.

There’s also less ghoulish things happening Devon in October. And if you can face it, why not plan a bit further ahead to Christmas? I’ve got a round up of what’s on in Devon this Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

As always, events and activities are subject to change in 2020. Check what’s open before you travel – booking may be necessary – and adhere to the latest government guidance.

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Events in October half term 2020

Whether you enjoy the thrill of being frightened or prefer something a little less freaky and a lot more fun here’s what’s been announced about what’s happening around Devon during the October school holidays to entertain the whole family.

We’ve listed them in the South, East, North and West to help you find what’s happening near you this Halloween in Devon:

Halloween in South Devon

Woodlands Family Scream Park

Halloween fun is coming to Woodlands Family Theme Park near Dartmouth this October.

Ride the tractors of the Woodlands Ghost Farm, tip toe through the Ghastly Ghost Walk, enter the Mystical Maze and read the gravestones in the Ghostly Graveyard to solve a riddle.

And for anyone who has been missing their indoor play the Empire of the Sea Dragon undercover adventure play area will reopen at half term. The Circus Drome indoor play area has also reopened with COVID measures in place. Some activity like drop slides and ball pits remain closed.

The fun gets underway from the weekend of 17 October.

Find out more on the Woodlands website.

Half term and Halloween events at Canonteign Falls

From bat trails to night time trails and fancy dress with goody bag rewards there will be plenty of Halloween fun happening at Canonteign Falls from 24 October until 1 November 2020. And on 1 November the team are ending the season with 20% off entry and purchases from the shop, cafe and snack bar.

Find out more about what’s happening at Canonteign Falls this half term by visiting its website.

Read about our recent visit to Canonteign Falls.

Halloween at Just Imagine

A great half term option for families with pre-school and primary school aged kids, Just Imagine will have a spook-tactular series of Halloween themed activities on this half term. There will be cup cake decorating, biscuit decorating and slime making.

There are sessions suited for under fives as well as for five to 10 year olds with capacity limited to 10 children per session. Booking is essential.

Find out more and book on the Just Imagine website.

Halloween on the Golden Hind

The pirates on the Golden Hind in Brixham have been busy decorating for Halloween. Visit over half term and don’t forget your fancy dress! There arrrggghh spot prizes to be won.

Find out more on the Golden Hind website.

Halloween trail in Plymouth

Find Halloween characters in 15 shops around Plymouth city centre between 24 October and 1 November 2020.

Find out more on the Visit Plymouth website.

Where’s Wally? at Torre Abbey

Set out on a spooky trail to find Wally around the museum over half term. Find all of the Wally’s, spell out a spooky phrase and receive a special “I found Wally!” bookmark.

Find out more and book tickets.

Pumpkin hunt and bat challenge at Kents Cavern

Come dressed in your Halloween best for a trip into into the mysterious underground world of Kents Cavern. Find the hidden pumpkins and claim a prize. Outdoors there’s bats hidden in the woodland trail and another prize for spotting them all.

For more details and to book see the Kents Cavern website.

Outdoor Halloween parities in Torquay

Little Squirrels child care is holding outdoor Halloween parties for children up to the age of six at various locations around Torquay.  

For details check the Little Squirrels Facebook page and book online

Science workshops in Kenton

Book a Potter-themed potion and wand-making workshop at Victory Hall in Kenton on 27 October 2020.

Find out more on the Sciencedipity website.

Halloween at Wild About Woods

There will be magic potion making, fancy dress and pumpkin craving around the campfire at Airy Knapp Woods near Plymouth.

Find out more about book on the Wild About Woods website.

Pumpkin trail at Dartmoor Activity Centre

Go on a Halloween trick or treat pumpkin trail through the ancient woods at Dartmoor Activity Centre. Groups of up to six can book a slot to take this socially distanced trail with treats along the way.

Your ticket (£5 per person, plus booking fee) includes the trail, treats, a burger and hot chocolates.

Find out more and book your visit.

Don’t forget that many other Devon attractions are open this half term. Here’s some more ideas for places to go and things to do in Devon this autumn.

Halloween in East Devon

Crealy Spookfest

There’s a host of fearsome activities on at Crealy Adventure Park & Resort during October half term with some a little scarier than others. Expect Halloween shows, bewitched singing pumpkins, a scarecrow maze and a free pumpkin for every child.

Spookfest takes place from 24 October to 1 November 2020.

Find out more about Halloween at Crealy Adventure Park on its website.

Halloween fun at the World of Country Life

Come dressed in your spookiest outfits for the fancy dress competition, carve a pumpkin and have a go at the Halloween trail in the exhibition hall at the World of Country Life near Exmouth.

Find out more on the World of Country Life website.

PYO Pumpkin Festival at Darts Farm

Visit Darts Farm near Exeter for it’s pick you own Pumpkin Festival from 24 to 31 October 2020.

Find out more on there Darts Farm website.

Halloween trail at Seaton Wetlands – fully booked

There will be a self-guided spooky trail around Seaton Wetlands nature reserve over half term. If you get quick you can also book bird house making workshops.

Find out more about October half term at Seaton Wetlands.

Pumpkin craving contests at Combe Farm Shop

Come along and carve a pumpkin in aid of Parent+ Support Hub. There will be a prize for the best jack-o-lantern and you can take your pumpkin home ready for Halloween night!

The event costs £5 per person and time slots will be allocated on booking you table for up to 6 people from one family bubble.

Find out more and book at table by checking the Combe Farm Shop Facebook page.

Science workshops in Exeter

Book a Potter-themed potion and wand-making workshop at Newcourt Community Centre on 27 October 2020.

Find out more on the Sciencedipity website.

Science workshops in Crediton

Book a Potter-themed potion and wand-making workshop at The Boniface Centre on 30 October 2020.

Find out more on the Sciencedipity website.

Science workshops in Tiverton

Book a Potter-themed potion and wand-making workshop at Old Heathcoats on 30 October 2020.

Find out more on the Sciencedipity website.

Spooky pottery painting at Something Lovely

Don your Halloween fancy dress and head to Something Lovely Pottery in Sidmouth for plenty of treats while you paint a pot on 31 October.

Tables need to be booked in advance for three slots: 1030am-12.30pm, 1pm-3pm, 3.30pm-5.30pm

Find out more on the Something Lovely website.

Don’t forget that many other Devon attractions are open this half term. Here’s some more ideas for places to go and things to do in Devon this autumn.

Halloween in West Devon

Halloween Trail at Tamar Trails

A family fun halloween scavenger hunt is being held at Tamar Trails this half term with spooky clues through the woods. Spot haunting figures and decorations as you go, and enjoy frighteningly tasty treats in the Beech Cafe on your return. 

The Tree Surfers high ropes course is also open during the day and after dark.

The Halloween woodland scavenger hunt is available from 24 October to 1 November 2020.

Pick up your clues sheet from the Tamar Trails Centre.

Halloween Fest at Lifton Farm

Pumpkin Fest returns to Lifton Farm in 2020. This year’s event will be ticketed costing £2 per person. Book your tickets in advance.

See the Lifton Farm website and Facebook page.

Don’t forget that many other Devon attractions are open this half term. Here’s some more ideas for places to go and things to do in Devon this autumn.

Halloween in North Devon

Here’s what’s on in North Devon this Halloween and half term:

Painted Pumpkin Trail at RHS Rosemoor

Visit RHS Rosemoor in Torrington and find the painted pumpkins hidden around Rosemoor from 24 October to 1 November 2020. Discover what is painted on each one and unscramble the letters to reveal the hidden word. At the end of the trail don’t miss the pumpkin display in the Fruit and Vegetable Garden.

You can download the trail map from the RHS Rosemoor website or pick one up at the garden entrance. Bring pens or pencils with you or they can be purchased in the shop.

Halloween at The Milky Way

The Milky Way will be dressed up this half term and your little horrors are invited don their fancy dress for a competition too! Merlin will be putting on a special themed show and there will be a pumpkin treasure hunt.

Of course, everyone who visits The Milky Way over the half term period will also get to enjoy all the other adventures, amusements and activities on offer at The Milky Way all year round.

See The Milky Way website for more details and to book.

Halloween fun at The Big Sheep

Carve your own pumpkin, try your hand at the witches flying school and take a ride on the ghost train at The Big Sheep this October half term.

The rampage roller coaster, all-weather play barn will also be open.

Find out more and book your visit on The Big Sheep website.

Science workshops in Barnstaple

Book a Potter-themed potion and wand-making workshop at Barnstaple Library on 28 October 2020.

Find out more on the Sciencedipity website.


Are you thinking ahead to next month? Here’s what’s on in Devon in November 2020.

Don’t forget that many other Devon attractions are open this half term. Here’s some more ideas for places to go and things to do in Devon this autumn.

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Where to pick pumpkins in Devon

Find the very best pumpkins at a Devon farm shop this October. Here’s where you can pick your own pumpkins in Devon:

Here’s some more ideas for things to do in Devon this winter.

So, what creepy events take your fancy this Halloween? Whatever you get up to have a frightful half term! And I you know of any events that aren’t listed here yet, get in touch so I can add them!

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