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Things to do in October half term in Devon

If you're heading off on holiday in Devon for October half term, make sure to head to the south of the county as there's lot of things to do in Autumn half term with National Trust events and Halloween mayhem to keep everyone entertained.


Pirate play at Coleton Fishacre 22-28

Dress up and get avasting in a hearty quest on Pirate Day this half term, with activities continuing all week.


Halloween Horrors at Paignton 24-30

Trick or treat trail and ghost train as well as…. Bug-eating challenge!


Mini Horrors, thrills and chills 25-31

Babbacombe Model Village gets its spooky on with horror tours through creepy woodland and abandoned workshops with live actors, fire, light and sound effects.


Cockington Halloween festival 24-30

There aren’t many details on this but we’re guessing it’s pretty much what the title suggests.

Halloween pumpkin carving

Big sheep Halloween bonanza 22-30

A witches flying school? Fancy dress? Singing pumpkins and plenty of Halloweeny activities? Big Sheep are throwing a lot in amongst the usual sheepy fun this Halloween half term.


Pecorama Beer Fright’s Ghost Train 22-29

A spooky treat given for those in fancy dress, ride the actual ghost train at Pecorama with children’s entertainment.


Crealy Halloween fun and fireworks 22-29

Step over the threshold of the Creaky Hotel for and tour full of spooky surprises. Fireworks finish off the half term week with a bang on 29th and 30th.


Kents Cavern half term fun 22-31

Trails, digs and pumpkin hunts, all in a spooky underground cave setting.


Kents Cavern Halloween Ghost Show 29-31

Not for the fainthearted…


Jollyween 22-30

Pumpkins galore among the piggies, with races, tossing, skittles and carving with daily prizes.


Snakes and Lanterns 23-31

Thrills along the Pumpkin Trail and close encounters of the reptile kind at Powderham Castle.


Bygones Halloween hunt 22-31


Dress up and explore amongst the skeletons whilst solving clues on this mystery tour.

Bygones frights



Devon Railway Halloween Special 22-30

Pumpkin trails and Halloween treasure with a free gift for children.


Seaton Tram of Terror 24-30

A tram ride filled with entertainment and a free ‘baddy bag’ and station games. There might be zombies.


Clangers and Star Wars at The Milky Way 23-29

An eclectic mix, but this half term there’s entertainment across the ages at this Clovelly Adventure Park.


Two Moors Festival 22-29

Classical goodness for a whole week, with world class performances and musical experiences across several locations - Tiverton, Dunster, Ashburton, Okehampton, Dulverton, Exeter...


Overbecks 28-29

There’s a resident ghost that people keep coming back to try and spot – perhaps he’ll come out of hiding during the Halloween festivities. If not, there’s always craft activities, trails and spell-making to entertain.


Arlington spooks 22-29

There are many resident ghosts to enhance the atmosphere and Arlington are making the most of them this Halloween, starting with a harvest celebration.


Greenway mystery 22-29


The pumpkins have gone missing! Come and help find them this Halloween.

Pumpkin hunt

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