There’s always plenty of family fun to be had in North Devon, and this Halloween is no exception. With the weather cooling down and the trees dropping their leaves, Autumn is here, and there’s never been a better time to enjoy this beautiful area. No matter the age, there’s plenty of activities taking place to involve the whole family in.
As always, there’s a fun-filled, family day out with The Milky Way, and with the Hocus Pocus event, there is a Halloween twist to enjoy. This includes Merlin’s magical show, the spooky swamp dodgems and the exciting School for Witches and Wizards where spell writing and casting will be available to learn as well as the art of potion making.
There’s lots for ewe to do at The Big Sheep! On top of the usual entertainment including live animal shows and indoor play, there’s a daily prize for the best Halloween fancy dress, pumpkin carving, a spooky-themed train and tractor rides as part of the seasonal antics throughout the day.
Quince Honey Farm is joining in on the Autumn fun with a more traditional approach to celebrating the harvest. This is a particularly important month in the British farming calendar, especially with Devon being a strong farming community. This is a time in which crops are harvested for animal feed and food. This year, Quince Honey Farm will be inviting visitors to experience harvest first-hand with their first-ever Apple and Honey Harvest.
If it’s traditional Halloween events you’re after, then look no further as The Woodpecker Bar and Kitchen in Ilfracombe are offering a pumpkin carving experience where you will be able to take your spooky creations home as well as warm up with a hot chocolate while you’re there.
The scenery around Arlington Court is particularly vibrant this time of year, and what better way to take in the colours than to embark on their Scarecrow Trail, created by local schools, to lead you through the grounds. How many will you find? A lantern workshop will also be taking place on Saturday 29th October for you to get crafty.
Watermouth Castle is offering a Spooktacular Half-Term, in which the castle is uniquely decorated, perfect for plenty of photo opportunities, complete with a giant cauldron!
Get in the Halloween spirit with a Spooky Garden Trail at Castle Hill Gardens, on Friday 28th October. Uncover the mysteries to solve the puzzle and enter your answer for a sweet surprise at the end of your visit. Refreshments will be served all day and other activities such as face painting and pumpkin carving will also be available.
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur have a fun-packed Halloween Spooktacular over the half term. As well as their usual daily animal talks, a pumpkin trial will also be available along with other Halloween-themed activities. Don’t forget to catch T-Rex and friends who wake up every hour, on the hour!
For the more active adults, the Woolacombe Dunes Parkrun will continue to take place every Saturday including through the Autumn period. This is a free weekly event with a friendly community where you complete a 5k course at your own pace.
Ride the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway at night on Monday 31st October to meet the zombie driver telling spooky stories by candlelight. Refreshments will be available from the café on the night.
Join Witch Hazel and her friends for a Halloween party at RHS Garden Rosemoor. Activities include a disco, treats and refreshments, and face painting as well as a price for the best-dressed parent and child.
With so many fun-filled Halloween events and opportunities in North Devon, you can be sure to get into the Halloween spirit!