Halloween events in the South West


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With the growing variety of Halloween activities available throughout the country, camping gives you the opportunity to experience them all. Whether you are jumping from place to place to get your fill of the scariest events, or are settling in one place for a relaxed weekend of trickery; I have compiled a list of the must-see events in the South West so you can make the most of All Hallows Eve.

1. Visit Pecorama this Autumn half term for spooky fun over eight days and with the chance to ride the Beer Frights Ghost Train for Halloween! There are childrens Halloween shows at 2pm every day from 24th – 31st October, with games, pumpkin carving, scary stories and a spooky treat. There are also evening events on the 29th, 30th and 31st Oct from 6-9pm where you will be able to take an illuminated train ride with hot chocolate and cake before taking part in the scary games and Halloween disco. Something for all the family.

2. Take part in a pumpkin trail at Killerton. A free trail where you can search for pumpkin faces hidden around the gardens. Go off trail to discover secret paths, the Bear’s hut and the ice house. A lovely family day out with an autumnal twist. 

3. Halloween at Crealy is always a big event. Trick or Treat with the treehouse trolls, search for the witches cavern, take part in the fancy dress competitions and enjoy all the usual features of the park too, from the rollercoasters to the large, extensive play areas. Every child can take home a free pumpkin too, so you can carry on the fun when you get home! 

4. Another great place to be this autumn is Escot. This year there is a special camp over for children aged 8-12, with lantern making, a lantern night walk, spooky stories, toffee apple making, apple bobbing and a capture the ghost game. Children will get the chance to experience the drop slide, feed the otters and wild boar as well as all the Halloween fun and campfires!

5. Take a ride on the Seaton ‘Tram of Terror‘ – a tram ride from Seaton to Colyton with lots of thrills and spills along the way.  It includes a ‘baddie bag’ for all children, Halloween games and entertainment and the option to purchase ‘revolting refreshments’ too. A lovely unusual twist on the classic tram ride.

For ideas of other places to visit around the UK, check out this Halloween activity post from The Caravan Company. What will you be up to this Halloween? 

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  1. October 26, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    There are some great ideas here. I grew up in the South West (Taunton), but haven’t been to most of these places – definitely some to bookmark for when we go to visit the grandparents. Thanks!
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    • kate
      October 26, 2015 / 2:18 pm

      Ah I know Taunton well – worked there for years! We are in Tiverton 🙂

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