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Halloween in Devon: what’s on in 2021

Halloween in Devon: what’s on in 2021

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 2021.

There’s also less ghoulish things happening Devon in October. And if you can face it, why not plan a bit further ahead to December? 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 2021. Booking may be necessary, so check in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Events in October half term 2021

Whether you enjoy the thrill of being frightened or prefer something a little less freaky there’s bound to be plenty happening around Devon during the October school holidays.

As I hit publish on this post, only a few October half term events have been announced. But expect that to change very soon! Bookmark this post and come back to see what’s been announced.

Even better, if you know of an event that should be listed here, let me know! It’s free to be included!!

I’m listing events in the South, East, North and West to help you find what’s happening near you this Halloween in Devon:

Halloween in Mid and East Devon

Halloween at Bear Town – 16 to 31 October 2021

Book your little monsters in for a spooktacular visit to Bear Town near Cullompton this Halloween.

Bear Town is a unique role play centre where your little one can try a host of “grown up” jobs, from vets and mechanics to firefighters and hairdressers. Children are encouraged to let their imagination run wild and ‘Learn Through Play’.

Alongside your two hour play session will be a Halloween treasure hunt, Halloween treats and spooky dressing up – all included in the standard ticket price.

Don’t worry, it will be all treats and no tricks, making this a super fun Halloween adventure for little ones.

Sessions remain strictly limited, so early booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

Find out more and book on the Bear Town website.

Crealy Spookfest 2021 – 23 to 31 October 2021

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 in the arena, the Creaky Hotel, bewitched singing pumpkins, a scarecrow maze and a free pumpkin for every child.

Spookfest takes place from 23 to 31 October 2021.

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

Ghost hunt at Seaton Tramway – 23 to 31 October, 2021

Help hunt down ghosts and ghouls at Seaton Tramway this October half term in exchange for a sweet treat.

Come dressed for the occasion and pick up a free trail sheet at the Seaton or Colyton Stations before your ride. There will also be spooky activities happening at the stations.

Find out more on the Seaton Tramway website.

Halloween craft workshops at Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter – 31 October 2021

Exeter’s Meraki Art School will be running Halloween pop-up craft workshops at the Guildhall Shopping Centre.

Book your session, visit the Sorting Hat, enjoy some Wizardary Theatre and enjoy making some Halloween crafts. Sessions include making spooky pom-pom garlands, haunted bird houses, walnut witches and fly catchers.

Find out more and book on the Meraki Art School 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 South Devon

Pumpkin patch at Pennywell Farm – throughout October 2021

Enjoy the usual Pennywell Farm activities, rides and animal encounters, as well as picking up a pumpkin and exploring the farm’s the pumpkin trail.

Visit any day in October to enjoy this fright-free autumnal experience.

Find out more and book tickets on the Pennywell Farm website.

Quest for the Ice Dragon, Soapbox Theatre in Plymouth – selected dates 15 to 24 October, 2021

Join in this immersive promenade performance in and around The Soapbox Children’s Theatre, Devonport Park, Plymouth.

The Quest for the Ice Dragon is an enchanted adventure with performances suitable for under six-year-olds and older kids.

Don’t forget your welly boots, woolly hats, gloves and scarves. Whatever the weather, you’ll be whisked away for a magical journey to find the Ice Dragon and nothing’s going to stand in your way.

Find out more and book tickets on the Soapbox Theatre website.

Halloween Trail at Canonteign Falls, Dartmoor – throughout October half term

Head to Canonteign Falls for a spooktastic Halloween trail. Bring your little ones in fancy dress you could be in with a chance to win a family day ticket for 2022.

The special Halloween trail costs £2.50 in addition to the entrance charge. It includes a fun activity pack with a scratch mask and spooky jigsaw.

Pre-book your visit online.

Find out more about halloween at Canonteign Falls.

Hallooscream and Marty’s Monster Manor at Woodlands Family Theme Park – 22 to 31 October, 2021

Meeting Marty the Monster
Marty the Monster

Woodlands will be decked out for Halloween with plenty of series sights and sounds around the park as well as the return of Marty the friendly monster and his Monster Manor (additional charge).

The farm is the place to head for the best Halloween action. This is where you’ll find the pumpkin patch, a spooky grave yard and the ghost farm tractor ride.

Find out more about what’s on at Woodlands this October half term.

Halloween at Kents Cavern, Torquay – 23 – 31 October 2021

Bring your little witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls to Kents Cavern near Torquay this October half term!

Head into the mysterious underground world of the caves to find the hidden pumpkins, piece together a riddle and and claim your Halloween prize.

Get up close to weird and wonderful stalactites and even come face to face with the bones your ancestors. 

Find out more and book your tickets.

Spooky season at Paignton Zoo, Paignton – 23 to 31 October 2021

Paignton Zoo halloween poster

Grab your broomsticks and head to Paignton Zoo for some frighteningly good Halloween half term fun.

There will be a Wizard Workshop each day between 10.30am and 4pm, where with the help of some mystical characters, children can make their very own spooky spell book mark to take home. You don’t need to pre-book this craft activity, just turn up and take part! It’s included in the entrance price.

Come along in fancy dress and find out more about some of the animals at Paignton Zoo as the team give fang-tastic talks at some of the animal enclosures through out the day.

Find out more and book your tickets online.

Spot mini spooks at Babbacombe Model Village, Babbacombe – 23 to 31 October 2021

There will be sized down spooks to spot at Babbacombe Model Village this October half term.

How many will you see frightening the village’s regular residents? Also, from 27 to 29 October see the village illuminated during the evening (see the website for opening times).

Find out more about visiting Babbacombe Model Village this Halloween.

Torbay Steam Fair at South Devon Railway – 23 October 2021

Row of traction engines parked outside train station
Photo credit: South Devon Railway

The Torbay Steam Fair is joining forces with the South Devon Railway to bring you an end of season steam rally at Buckfastleigh Station.

Come and view a selection of full size and miniature traction engines along with a small display of vintage cars and tractors. Entry to the displays is by donation. Gates open from 10am.

Find out more about events at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway website.

Kids for a quid at South Devon Railway – 25 to 31 October 2021

Little boy sat with his dad in train carriage
Photo credit: South Devon Railway

Children can take a return trip on South Devon Railway this half term for just £1*.

Join one of our steam trains from either Buckfastleigh or Totnes and take a trip beside the River Dart through unspoilt countryside. Use our services to take you between neighbouring attractions or even head in to town to visit the various shops and cafes on offer. Book ahead online to avoid disappointment and beat the queues.

*T&Cs: Children travel for £1 return when travelling with a full-fare paying adult or senior. Book online

Find out more and book tickets on the South Devon Railway website.

Halloween fun at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm – 25 to 31 October 2021

This half term Tontes Rare Breeds Farm is running a special Spook Hunt around the farm.

Find all the Spooks and win a tasty treat! Plus all of our usual fun of meeting the Eerie Owls, feeding the Gobbling Goats and cuddling a Ghastly Guinea Pig.

Find out more about visiting Totnes Rare Breeds Farm.

Weaving Journeys at The Box, Plymouth – 26 to 29 October, 2021

Child cutting shapes out of red paper
Photo credit: The Box

Weaving Journeys is a free, drop-in creative session where visitors can help make a giant woven artwork!

After taking inspiration from the paintings and objects in The Box’s new blockbuster exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, visitors can choose from a host of different materials and weave them into a massive panel that will be displayed at The Box in early 2022. 

Sessions take place from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Find out more about what’s on at The Box this half term.

Funky Llama Festival, Plymouth – 29 – 30 October, 2021

Join the Theatre Royal in Plymouth’s Central Park for two days of Big Top magic and funky Halloween fun. There will be live music, DJs, craft stalls, a fully licensed bar, circus acts, comedy and magic from local and national performers.

During the day there will be workshops, circus activities, yoga and entertainment followed by cabaret acts, live music and a silent disco during the evening.

This is a fully accessible event with changing facilities on the festival site, scheduled BSL interpreted performances, an on site guide dog rest area and an audio festival guide. 

Find out more and buy tickets on the Theatre Royal Plymouth website.

Halloween trail in Plymouth city centre – 23 to 31 October, 2021

Find 15 Halloween characters hidden around Plymouth City Centre to be in with a chance of winning £100 to spend at Waterstones.

Find out more and enter on the Visit Plymouth website.

Monster Mash at The Box, Plymouth – 30 October 2021

Pumpkin lanterns surrounded by candles
Photo credit: The Box

This spook-tacular Halloween evening at The Box will be filled with music, food, craft activities and lots of fun for all the family.

The fun includes a Halloween DJ playing family-friendly classics to torchlight tours of the galleries, slime-making sessions with a crazy scientist and fang-tastic food and drink at The Box Kitchen and Bar.

Be sure to wear your most scream-worthy outfit as the best dressed of the night will win the fancy-dress competition! This Halloween event takes place form 6.30pm until 9pm. Tickets cost £5.

Find out more and book your tickets.

Fright nights at Shaldon Zoo, near Teignmouth – 30 to 31 October 2021

Visit Shaldon Zoo dressed in your favourite costumes for a fancy dress competition and a spooky walk to see all the animals who love to be awake after hours.

Book your visit between 3.30pm to 5.30pm on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October and one adult can accompany a paying child for free. Additional adults charged at ticket price of £6.50.

Find out more and book tickets.

Halloween Extraveganza at Plym Valley Railway – 30 to 31 October, 2021

Ply Valley Railway will have special spooky services running over the Halloween weekend so come dressed in your best scary outfit!

Saturday evening also sees the awaited return of our Story of the Lost Driver – a creepy railway tale told on board the train!

Find out more and book your tickets for this Halloween train spectacular.

If you know of any events happening this Halloween and half term then get in touch!

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

Pumpkin Fest at Lifton Farm – 16-17 and 23-31 October 2021

Pumpkins for sale at a pumpkin patch in autumn.

Pumpkin Fest returns to Lifton Farm in 2021 with lots of family fun from pumpkin picking and carving, to a mystical magic show and a haunted maize maze.

This year’s event will be ticketed.

To book tickets and find out more visit the Lifton Farm website.

Here’s where to find more places to pick pumpkins in Devon including many that have free entry.

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

Halloween at The BIG Sheep – 18 to 31 October, 2021

Families with toddlers can get an exclusive preview of the halloween fun planned at The BIG Sheep this October with pre-half term open days just for them.

Pre-school aged children with an EX postcode can book their visit between 10am and 2pm from 18 to 22 October when there will be a Halloween Monsters Ball including dancing with Jiggy Wrigglers, a fancy dress competition, pumpkin patch and all the usual Big Seep fun.

From 23 October the park opens to monsters of all ages with plenty of seasonal fun such as a witches flying school, a ghostly band, Halloween decorations and that all important pumpkin patch.

You can also spot seven posters showcasing Britains farm toys around the park until the end of this month. There’s a Britains trail sheet and photo frame. The best snap posted to Facebook or Instagram will win more than £100 worth of Britains Farm Toys. T&Cs apply.

Find out more and book tickets on The BIG Sheep website.

Autumn Carnival at RHS Rosemoor – 23 to 31 October, 2021

Visit RHS Rosemoor for an autumn garden trail and plenty of fun half term activities.

Help the garden’s detective to solve the puzzle of why some leaves change colour in autumn, paint pumpkins, get crafty with leaves and prepare your very own winter lettuce to take away and grow at home.

There will also be a Halloween disco on Saturday 30 October.

Some activities are chargeable and available on specific dates over half term.

Check the RHS Rosemoor website for more information.

Halloween at The Milky Way – 23 to 31 October, 2021

Ride the Halloween Express, bump around the Spooky Swamp Dodgems and catch Merlin’s special themed show at The Milky Way this October half term.

There will also be a fancy dress competition and a treasure hunt with a sweet treat for children aged top to 12-years-old.

Find our more on The Milky Way website.

Half term fun at Watermouth Castle – 23 to 31 October, 2021

The Watermouth Castle theme park will be dressed for Halloween, so come along in your best spooky outfits for a fun day out.

There will also be a chance to win prizes from the Castle’s cauldron.

Find out more on the Watermouth Castle website.

Clovelly Apple Day – 27 October, 2021

This traditional autumn event adds apple themed events to the usual activities on offer at this beautiful fishing village. Children can see apples being pressed to make fresh juice, try bobbing for apples and take part in arts and crafts.

There’s a competition for the best carved, sculpted or decorated apples. Later in the day there’s a harvest hunt and a special tour with a spooky theme.

Clovelly Village, Nr Bideford, North Devon. Normal admission prices apply. Find out more on the Clovelly website.

If you know of any events happening this Halloween and half term then get in touch!

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.


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.

Get your spook on at these events happening this Halloween in Devon including where to pick a pumpkin and find treats not tricks in 2020 #familyfun #October #autumn #Devon #England #Fall #UK #Halloween #pumpkin #pick #patch #events #thingstodo #DevonwithKids

Where to pick pumpkins in Devon

Last year this was one of our autumn highlights. The kids dressed up in their Halloween finery and we headed to our local pumpkin patch where there was an astonishing collection of gourds in all shapes, sizes and colours – perfect for decorating our doorstep.

Check out my post about where to pick pumpkins in Devon to find out the latest open days.

Girl pleased to be picking pumpkins in Devon

Are you thinking ahead to next month? Here’s what’s on in Devon in November 2021.

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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