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Spend this October half term in Somerset and discover a host of Somerset Halloween events and activities to strike both fear and fun!

Halloween in Somerset can be whatever you want; from panic-inducing scream parks to autumnal pumpkin picking. A self-catered stay in Somerset this October half term is the perfect way to enjoy this scenic Autumn season.

Whether looking for things to do in October with the kids, or days out in the South West for couples, you’ll find something for all ages here.

Read on – if you dare – to find out the best things to do in the October half term in Somerset…


1. Witch at Wookey Hole, Wookey Hole, Wells

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Head over to Wells during your October half term in Somerset to see the Witch at Wookey Hole!
This spooky spectacle is set within the amazing Wookey Hole world famous caves.

Marvel at the stunning naturally formed caverns beautifully lit up. Not only is it a great October half term activity, it’s also one of the best Somerset Halloween events.

Halloween at Wookey Hole will see you meet the infamous Witch of Wookey Hole in her grotto, walk amongst the dangerous dinosaurs in Dinosaur Valley, watch the Wookey Hole Halloween Circus Show, and plenty more! And every child receives a free treat!

Choose from a range of holiday cottages in Wells and the surrounding area.


2. FEAR Scream Park and Pumpkin Patch, Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park, Bristol

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Lying just outside of Bristol is Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park, host to more Halloween activities in Somerset. Avon Valley hosts FEAR Scream Park, not for the faint of heart!

Voted the UK’s best scream park in 2019, it’s a truly terrifying trip. The attraction consists of five intense scare mazes, street theatre and park rides.

The mazes are designed to scare and FEAR issued an advisory rating of 12A, so young attendees must be accompanied by an adult. Book your tickets for an intense Halloween in Somerset!

For those with younger children looking for things to do in Somerset in October, visit Avon Valley’s Pumpkin Patch. Pick your own pumpkins and then enjoy the various entertainment across the park. From theatrical actors, fairground rides, food vendors, and much more!

Book a holiday cottage in Bristol or the surrounding area for your Halloween adventures in Somerset.


3. Skeloween At Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol

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Enjoy Halloween in Bristol at Skeloween at Bristol Zoo Gardens! This October half term in Bristol you can go in search of spooky skeletons dotted around the zoo if you dare.

Your little ones can get into the Halloween spirit and learn at the same time! Take a walk in the dark in the Twilight World, see creepy creatures in Bug World and explore the 12-acres of scenic Autumnal gardens. Book your tickets online to secure your animal adventures.


4. Haunted hotel at Arnos Manor Hotel, Arnos Manor Hotel, Bristol

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Another of the many frighteningly fantastic Halloween activities in Bristol is The Haunted Hotel at Arnos Manor Hotel. This murder mystery takes place over the course of an evening and will see you try to unveil the killer in your midst!

During filming of hit TV show ‘Legends of the Paranormal’, the charismatic host Madame Mothely connects with the lost souls of the hotel during an open séance, before terror strikes!

One of the TV show workers meets their maker…but was it the paranormal, a co-worker or someone in the audience? You decide using clues, interrogations and spotting red herrings!


5. Halloween Family Fun Day, The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

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Make your seaside escape a little more scary with Halloween in Weston-super-Mare. The Helicopter Museum plays host to Halloween Family Fun Day on 24th October 2021.

Check out their full-size marshmallow man and Ghostbusters display, and dare to go down the corridor of monsters with real zombies and a haunted graveyard! Children in Halloween fancy dress get free entry too!

The Helicopter Museum is perfect for families seeking things to do in Somerset in October. It’s bursting with fascinating exhibits, and is home to the actual helicopter used in the recent Marvel film, Black Widow!

Find holiday cottages in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area.


6. Museum After Dark, Weston Museum, Weston-super-Mare

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After the Weston Museum doors close, discover the Museum After Dark…

This Halloween in Weston-super-Mare enjoy scary stories and frightening folklore in the museum, before completing the exclusive Halloween trail around the galleries. Weston Museum advises that some content may be unsuitable for children under 7.


7. October Half Term Family Fun, Haynes Motor Museum, near Yeovil

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Enjoy a break from terrifying day trips and instead pay a visit to Haynes Motor Museum during your October half term in Somerset.

Resting in the south of the region near to Yeovil, the Haynes Motor Museum has a host of exhibits and displays to wow! Learn about the history of motoring this half term in Somerset and keep little ones busy with activities scattered around the attraction.

If you still want the fear factor this Halloween in Somerset, book a session with Karting at Haynes, the on-site karting track! Perfect for getting those hairs raised on end and heart racing, you can enjoy a bit of family competition on the terrifying track!


8. Prior Park Halloween Trail, Prior Park Landscape Gardens, Bath

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If you’re spending Halloween in Bath, don’t miss a chance to enjoy a family day out to Prior Park’s Half Term Halloween Trail.

Positioned just outside the centre of the city, the National Trust’s Prior Park Landscape Garden is a beautiful spot to explore. This Halloween trail in Somerset involves following the eerie and enchanting trail, keeping an eye out for eight giant bats in the trees!

Let your little ones find the corresponding trace pads to each bat, and trace an image eventually making up a Halloween picture at the end of the trail. There may even be a trick or a treat at the end of it!


9. Bath Ghost Tours, Bath

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For a truly authentic Halloween experience, book a ghoulish ghost walk with Bath Ghost Tours! This chilling ghost tour begins at Bath Abbey and takes horror hungry visitors to 11 haunted locations throughout the city while telling gruesome tales!

Book your Bath Ghost Tour for Halloween in Bath and use this 1.5 hour tour as a way to get to know the sights and history of such a beautiful city.

Check out the awesome array of holiday cottages in Bath for an Autumnal break.


Your Somerset half term will be jam packed with jump scares and heebie-jeebies! For more scary spectacles, journey to some of the most haunted places in the West Country. You can also find some of the best beaches in the South West in Somerset, well worth visiting to blow the cobwebs away!

Make your October half term in Somerset in 2021 a special one with a self-catered stay with Helpful Holidays.


Image credits: Alan WilsonCC BY-SA 2.0; Karen RoeCC BY 2.0; Angel GanevCC BY 2.0.