The spooky season is back and in full swing in Exeter this year! From pumpkin carving, themed trails to witchcraft and wizardry - there's plenty to keep your little monsters entertained throughout October, plus events and activities the grown-ups will love as well.

Baby and Toddler Halloween Party at The Lamb Inn

Halloween is for the little ones too! Book your tickets for The Lamb Inn's Baby and Toddler Halloween Party on Saturday 30th October. Expect spooky photo booths, a competition for the best pumpkin plus painting sessions. Call 01363 773676 to find out more.

Halloween Spectacular at Guildhall Shopping Centre

Stop by Guildhall Shopping Centre for their Halloween Spectacular on 31st October, for plenty of witchy fun, magic - the sorting hat will also be making an appearance! Click here to find out more. 

Spookfest at Crealy Theme Park and Resort

Spook-Fest is back for 2021 at Crealy Theme Park & Resort, between 23rd – 31st October! Join in the fun with this fang-tastic Halloween event during October half term, jam packed with new spook-tacular attractions, creepily good live shows and entertainment plus the return of the live Scarecrow Scare Maze and Creaky Hotel experience. Visit their website for more info and to book!

Halloween Half Term Fun at Canonteign Falls

Join Canonteign Falls this October half term for their special Halloween trail. Don't forget to bring your little ones in fancy dress - you could be in with a chance to win a family day ticket for 2022! Book your tickets here.

Pumpkin carving at On The Waterfront Exeter

On The Waterfront are bringing back their ever-so-popular pumpkin carving, between 25th and 29th October! Sessions are free to those who dine, click here to book your table. Psst - there's even a special treat if you dress up!

All Treats and No Tricks at Bear Town

Book your visit to Bear Town between 16th - 31st October, for spooky activities alongside the usual two hour play session! Take part in a Halloween treasure hunt, enjoy Halloween treats and spooky dressing up - all included in the standard ticket price. Only friendly ghosts invited!

Ghost and Legends Tour with the Exeter Red Coat Guides

Hear chilling stories about many of the historic buildings in the city with the Exeter Red Coat Guides. Book onto the Ghosts & Legends tours on Thursday 28th October and find out why Exeter is known to be one of the most haunted cities in the country - suitable for all ages!

Experience a 'Night at the Museum'

Explore the Royal Albert Memorial Museum by night on Friday 29th October, after hours as they turn the lights down low. Take part in light and sound activities, make lanterns and music instruments and even enjoy a light show! Book your tickets here.

All Hallows' Eve at St Nicholas Priory

St Nicholas Priory invites you to their special opening on the eve of All Hallows’! Join David Heathfield as he brings Exeter's oldest building alive with his stories, folk tales, a crow’s memories, and much more. You'll also get the chance to explore the seasonally decorated St Nics, join a tour, and enjoy a hot drink and a sweet treat! Book your free tickets here.

Pick your own pumpkins at Dart Farm

Don't miss your chance to pick your own pumpkins at Darts Farm this year, between 20th and 31st October! How will you carve yours? Find out more here.

Spooky fun at World of Country Life

Join the World of Country Life for a spooky week of Halloween fun, games and shows for the whole family. Not to mention there's chance to take part in the special Halloween trail and pumpkin carving! Visitors can enjoy the usual daily activities including calf bottle feeding, birds of prey display and so much more! Click here to find out more.

Trick or Treat, fancy something sweet?

We hear that Roly's Fudge is creating toffee apple and chocolate orange fudge, especially for the Halloween season. Perfect for yourself or for the trick or treaters!

Explore Exeter Cathedral after nightfall

Experience Exeter Cathedral at night on an exclusive ‘after hours’ tour. This is your exclusive chance to meet characters who emerge from the shadows to tell their stories, hear the music, with flickering light of candles on the historic medieval walls. Tickets cost £20 and include a welcome drink and a trinket to take home with you. Click here to find out more and book your ticket, the dates are as follows:

  • Friday, 1st October at 18:30
  • Saturday, 2nd October at 18:30
  • Tuesday, 12th October at 18:30
  • Thursday, 14th October at 18:30
  • Saturday, 30th October at 18:30

The Witches at Exeter Phoenix

Sit back, relax and watch Roald Dahl's classic The Witches (12A), released in 1990 and directed by Nicholas Roeg, at the Exeter Phoenix on 30th and 31st October. Click here to book your tickets! 


The Lamb Inn
Front of The Lamb Inn

The Lamb Inn is a 16th century former posting house, close to Exeter and Crediton with open fires and lovely gardens, offering rooms that are the height of contemporary luxury including underfloor heating, power showers and flat screen TV.

The Guildhall Shopping Centre
Outdoor Market
The Guildhall Shopping Centre - high street entrance

Guildhall Shopping & Dining is Exeter City Centre's largest concentration of shops, eating destinations and leisure operators and even a medieval church, St Pancras Church. This quaint church in a most unlikely setting, makes Guildhall Shopping Centre the only Shopping Centre in the world to home a 12th Century Church at its heart! From fashion to food, axe throwing to spa treatments, everything you need can be found at Guildhall Shopping Centre.

Crealy Theme Park & Resort
Theme Park / Waterpark
Summer holidays at Crealy

Discover award-winning family fun at Crealy Theme Park & Resort in Devon, home to over 60 rides and attractions, with spectacular entertainment, live shows, Sooty Land and animals galore.

Canonteign Falls
National Park
Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon. Visit us for peaceful walks among the waterfalls and lakes and family fun in the gardens and playgrounds. Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park.

On The Waterfront
On the Waterfront, Exeter - taken from across the Quay

Perched on the edge of the historic Exeter Quayside, we are housed on the ground floor of a magnificent 19th century warehouse. This building and many like it nearby served the booming woollen industry of the mid 19th century.

Bear Town
Family Fun
Bear Town

With 12 unique role play areas, each more exciting than the last, Bear Town will inspire your child to broaden their personal, social and emotional development, expand their communication and language skills all the while gaining confidence and most importantly having fun.

Roly’s Fudge Exeter
Sweets & Confectionery
Making fudge

At Roly's Fudge, visitors can watch fudge being made right in front of their eyes. Using artisan methods, the fudge is a melt-in-the-mouth experience made in a variety of flavours.

Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours
Walking Tour
Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours

Find out more about the city’s turbulent history on a free guided walking tour with the Red Coat Guides, running daily throughout the year.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - RAMM
Royal Albert Memorial Museum Queen Street Exeter

Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. The displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections. Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and the World Cultures galleries display stunning items from all over the world.

St Nicholas Priory
St Nicholas Priory, exterior

Exeter’s oldest building, the original priory was turned into Tudor home and is now a performance and community venue. Come and experience 900 years of Exeter’s history and join us in discovering the secrets of our wonderful building.

Darts Farm Shopping Village
Buy Online
Darts Farm

Darts Farm is a vibrant, nationally award-winning Farm Shop based in the historic estuary town of Topsham, overlooking the beautiful Clyst Valley. A unique lifestyle shopping experience with a working farm at its heart, Darts Farm showcases the best food and drink the region has to offer and is home to a selection of handpicked specialist retailers. These include The AGA Shop, Fired Earth, Orange Tree, Cotswold, RSPB, Energy Hair and the Treatment Loft.

World of Country Life
Adventure Park/Playground
Child with a goat

World of Country Life is Devon’s GOLD award winning family day out, whatever the weather!

Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral roof top tour

Medieval cathedral. Fine example of Gothic Decorated style. Longest unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world. Image screen on West Front, Minstrels' Gallery and tombs. Expert guided tours, trails and activities for the family

Exeter Phoenix
Arts Centre
Exeter Phoenix - front of building

Exeter Phoenix is a vibrant, world-class multi-artform venue in the heart of Exeter's city centre. Each year we host hundreds of events and artistic activity spanning many disciplines.



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