Haunting Halloween Half Term
October Half Term is fast approaching and that means one thing- Halloween is almost upon us! Plymouth has pulled out all of the stops to ensure that this half term is one to remember, with plenty of fun activities that will be sure to keep both children and their parents entertained! Here are some of our favourites…
Autumn Family Food Fayre and Trail Saturday 22nd October 10am – 4pm
Highlights include a selection of tasty delights from local food and drink traders as well as a series of food demonstrations throughout the day from Michelin Star chef, Peter Gorton. Children are invited to bring along a loaf of bread they have made into a Halloween design! For more information on this fabulous event, visit our events page.
Crealy Halloween Spectacular 22nd-30th October
Crealy have a fun packed week planned with lots of exciting activities including pumpkin carving, trick or treat with the Treehouse Trolls and the new for 2016 Creaky Hotel. Visit their website for more details.
Woodlands Halloo Scream 22nd-30th October
Head down to Woodlands this Halloween for lots of spooktacular activities including wacky craft workshops, broomstick training, party games, monster disco and the new ghost farm ride. You can read more about this fab event here.
Hocus Pocus Halloween Fun Wednesday 26th October 10am – 3pm
Hosted by The Lady Taveners, this event is free to attend with a variety of Halloween themed games, refreshments, sweet treats, raffle, face painting, craft activity, best fancy dress competition, spooky stories, bouncy castle and much more. To read more, click here.
Sketching for SEA-renity Monday 17th- Friday 28th October
The Aquarium are putting on something different this half term and will be offering children the chance to draw their favourite sea creature whilst exploring the Aquarium. The aquarium will be providing the materials so pop along and get creative! For more info, click here.
Theatre Family Fun Day Friday 28th October 10.30am – 3pm
Although not directly Halloween related, this half term the Theatre Royal are opening their doors and giving attendees the opportunity to explore the world of theatre. The day will include tours of the theatre, costume and make up demos, dance and drama workshops, live performances and more! To read more, click here.
Sleeping with Sharks Friday 28th – Saturday 29th October
Grab your toothbrush and head down to the Aquarium for an unforgettable evening! Activities will include arts and crafts, games, a big screen movie next to the Eddystone Reef tank and then finally the chance to sleep with the sharks! For more details, including upcoming dates, click here.
Boo at the Zoo 28th and 29th October
Dartmoor Zoo are opening their gates for two days following a sell-out event last year! From 7pm, attendees can show their moves at the deadly disco, get up close and personal with the creepiest of crawlies and reptiles, arts and craft, fancy dress competitions, a ghost hunters trail and a scary night trail into the depths of the zoo. To read more, click here.
Family Fright Night Saturday 29th October
The Aquarium are creaking open their doors for a night full of Halloween fun! There will be fancy dress and face painting where the best costume will win a prize! There will also be a spooky tour of the Aquarium at night as well as pumpkin carving, spooky stories and the truly frightening Friday Night Show! This event is not to be missed and is fun for all the family, for more details click here.
Lantern Making Workshop Saturday 29th October
Come along, join in the fun and make a lovely lantern. You can take it home with you at the end of the workshop and also use it at the Illuminate parade on Thursday 24 November if you wish. Take a look around the Mayflower Museum too and learn more about Plymouth’s links with America. For more information, click here.
We hope you have fun attending all of the fabulous activities above, Happy Halloween!