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13 things to do in and around Bristol during October half term

By maria newman, Friday Oct 11, 2019

Pumpkin Fest
October 5 – November 2
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Bristol BS48 1PG
For all things pumpkins, head to Noah’s Ark for everything from pumpkin sports to pumpkin carving. Prices start from £11.25 for children when booking online and are dependent on date of entry.

Farrington’s Pumpkin Festival
October 12 – 31
Home Farm, Main Street, Farrington Gurney, BS39 6UB
Pick your own pumpkin from the field and The School of Spooky Stuff will also be hosting events. Entry is free with some ticketed activities.

FEAR at Avon Valley Scream Park
October 18 – November 2
Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park, Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Keynsham BS31 1TP
FEAR, the scream park, is back for those who like to be scared. Ride one of the four attractions attempt to conquer the scare maze or just admire the street theatre. Prices start from £13.50 when booking online.

Get ready to be very very scared

A Halloween Tale
October 23 – November 3
Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Cheddar, Somerset
For booklovers and spooky mystery fans, explore the caves to find some literary figures and help a detective duo solve a mystery. Prices start from £12.70 for children when purchased online.

Are you brave enough to explore the caves?

Autumn Discoveries
October 26 – November 3
Wild Place, Blackhorse Hill, Bristol BS10 7TP
The Wild Place Project is the place to be to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of autumn, as well as seeing the animals get ready for winter. Prices start from £8.18 for children when purchased online.

October Half Term
October 26 – November 3
WWT Slimbridge, Bowditch, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT
Calling all bird lovers. Wrap up warm and get to Slimbridge to see if you can spot the first Bewick’s swans this half term. There is lots to do including joining in with the migration game and booking onto a bird watching workshop. Prices start from £7.90 for children when purchased online.

Come discover the birds at Slimbridge

October 26 – November 3
Bristol Aquarium, Anchor Road, Bristol BS1 5TT
Get crafty at a scary aquarium, making fish slime and Lionfish headdresses. Don’t forget to spot the pumpkins! Prices start from £9.76 for children when purchased online.

Explore the creatures of the deep

October 26 – November 3
Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA
There are plenty of skeletons lurking around the zoo this half term. For a skeletal Halloween, learn about creepy creature anatomy using x-rays, get a fearsome face painting and get crafty in the Activity Centre Prices start from £9 for children when purchased online.

Even the meerkats love Halloween

Halloween Trail
October 26 – November 3
Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol, North Somerset, BS48 1NX
If you like solving puzzles, then pick up a trail map and get involved and solve a mystery this Halloween. Prices start from £8.25 for children when purchased online.

Get involved with the mystery trail

All Hallows Week at Berkeley Castle
October 27 – 30
Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ
Step back in time at the castle this half term and learn more about Henry VIII. Beware of the executioner though, he’s ready to tell some gory tales. Prices start from £7 for children when purchased online.

Stepping back in time at Berkeley Castle

October 28 – November 1
Puxton Park, Cowslip Lane Hewish, BS24 6AH
Puxton Park is the place to be for everyone who enjoys dressing up. There’s a Halloween disco, creepy crawlies to meet and spooky crafts. Prices start from £12.50 for children when purchased online.

The fireworks will light the skies at Puxton

The Deep Sea Seekers
October 30 – November 2
The Weston Studio, Old Vic Theatre, King Street, Old City, Bristol BS1 4ED
Get involved with this interactive production that will take you across the seven seas. Journey through oceans meeting incredible creatures, exploring unmapped shores and tackling unwelcome plastic. Prices start from £8 for children when purchased online.

Egypt explorers
October 30
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL
Join in with this hands-on workshop and get to know a lot more about the pyramids, pharaohs and mummification this half term. Prices are £10 for children when booking online.

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