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6 things to do in Bristol during October half term

By lowie trevena, Thursday Oct 8, 2020

Support attractions across the city as they reopen after lockdown.

Penguin Trail 
No end date , SS Great Britain 
Help Stanley the penguin and his friends find their eggs while exploring the SS Great Britain. Part of the ship’s homecoming 50th anniversary, visitors can also view the outdoor photography exhibition documenting its journey back to Bristol.

Farrington’s Pumpkin Picking 
Saturday, October 3 – Saturday, October 31, Farrington’s Farm 
Located just outside the city and easily accessible on the 376 bus, head to Farrington’s Farm to pick a pumpkin. Entrance to the seven acre field will be staggered to maintain social distancing. Tickets are £5.50 and must be purchased in advance.

Do You Believe In Magic? 
Monday October 19, 2020 – Sunday, February 28, 2021, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 
Following the Do You Believe In Magic? exhibition’s extension there’s another chance to revel in the wonder of magic. Find out how magic has been used throughout the world. Entry is free but bookings must be made in advance.

Visit Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s extended exhibition. Photo: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Pumpkin Patch 
October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 & November 1, Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park 
There are plenty of activities taking place at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park’s Covid-safe pumpkin patch. Enjoy fair rides, pumpkin paintball, locally made food, spooky entertainment and more. Book an entrance slot for £3.

Wizard Adventures 
Saturday, October 31, Avon Valley Railway 
Get into the Halloween mood at hop on board the Wizard Adventure Train. Join teachers from the Grand Old School of Wizardry and help them solve a spooky mystery.

Enjoy a spooky train ride at Avon Valley Railway. Photo: Avon Valley Railway

The Pied Horse Family Friendly Halloween Party! 
Saturday, October 31, The Pied Horse 
Head to this St George for an alternative to trick or treating. The Pied Horse, located on Summerhill Road, are hosting a Halloween party, complete with magician, disco and fancy dress.

Family-friendly attractions that are open over half term:

  • Aerospace Bristol
  • Bristol Aquarium
  • Bristol Zoo
  • Dyrham Park
  • M Shed
  • Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
  • The Matthew of Bristol
  • The Wave
  • Wild Place Project
  • Windmill Hill City Farm
  • The Tobacco Factory
  • Tyntesfield

Main photo: Martin Booth

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