There's something spooky happening in Exeter this October half term! We've put together a list of fang-tastic Halloween goings-on in the city and exciting outdoor activities for the whole family...

Dracula: The Bloody Truth at Exeter Northcott

Le Navete Bete are BACK with a compelling new production all about Dracula, from 26th-28th October at Exeter Northcott Theatre. Get ready to laugh your socks off! Find out more here.

Totally Spooking Out!

Follow the Totally Spooking Out free Halloween trail around Exeter this Halloween to hunt down spooky characters using a smartphone, including witches, mummies and ghouls, then try them on digitally and take selfies. Families will be guided on their trip by The Luminauts, a team of superheroes, on an adventure as they find the spooky characters and see them brought to life in augmented reality! 

Totally Spooking Out Halloween Trail

Bear Town

It's all treat and no tricks at Bear Town this Halloween! Visit between Thursday 20th October and Wednesday 2nd November to enjoy a spooky makeover and take part in the bat hunt. All children taking part will receive a sweet treat, entry included in standard admission price - find out more

Canonteign Falls

Head to Canonteign Falls from 22nd-30th October for some Halloween fun! Expect activity bags with a trail, craft and treats, Belle the Shetland pony in fancy dress, a carved pumpkin Halloween trail as well as the usual fun and discovery this natural attraction has to offer. Please pre-book tickets online before you visit to guarantee entry.

Babbacombe Model Village 

Spot Halloween-themed characters and scenes spooking the residents at Babbacombe Model Village this October half term, from 22nd-30th October. Take part in the miniature pumpkin hunt – all successful young explorers will take home their very own Halloween treat! Don't miss the evening illuminations with fire and lighting effects on 25th, 26th and 27th October. 

Luciano's 

Don't miss Luciano's fang-tastic offer this October half term - from 22nd-30th October kids eat free with each paying adult! Not to mention there will be a free face painter from 12pm-2pm on the 30th.

Darts Farm 

Dart's Farm's pick-your-own-pumpkin festival returns from Wednesday 19th October, until 31st October, from 10am-4:30pm. Please note, booking is not required and price will vary depending on the size of the pumpkins you pick. Find out more on Dart's Farm's website.

Crealy Theme Park and Resort

Spook-Fest returns at Crealy this October half term! It's time to trick or treat yourself to the ultimate day out this spooky season and discover NEW Halloween attractions and the return of your favourites - reimagined and spookier than ever before. Find out more here.

The Grimm Sisters at Exeter Library

Exeter Library is excited to host Scratchworks Theatre's fantastical performance of 'The Grimm Sisters' at Exeter Library on 25th October! You know the Brothers Grimm? 

The famous storytellers... or story stealers more like! Their sisters were the true brains behind the books, but thanks to a treacherous father, a nasty curse and a great big dollop of bad luck, you’ve probably never heard of them. The Grimm Sisters are here to set the record straight. Join them on the journey as they tell their twisted tales with a marvellous mix of live music, singing and comedy. Get your tickets here.

Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours

This Halloween, don't miss additional Ghosts and Legends tours with the fantastic Exeter Red Coat Guides, with the first tour starting at 6pm and the last at 7pm.

St Nicholas Priory

Experience St Nicholas Priory, Exeter's oldest building this October half term. From baking sessions to craft workshops, you don't want to miss these!

During the craft activities, design a frieze which will be displayed in the Great Hall. The Tudor cook will introduce the young guests to soul cakes - a traditional food prepared for All Hallows on 24th and 25th October.

Don't miss Troubadour Stageworks at St Nicholas Priory, with their All Hallows programme with storytelling, craft sessions, plus a new play for all ages, about how past and present meet at the priory. There will also be a theatre workshop and a spooky late-night showing of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. These events take place 28th and 29th Oct.

Check out St Nicholas Priory's what's on page for more info and full list of events.

The Donkey Sanctuary

Do you dare to seek out The Donkey Sanctuary's fang-tastic friends for a spookilious treat? The team have hidden some specially made Halloween Neddies around the sanctuary, but which of these fang-tastic friends is hidden where? The price to take part is £5 per trail, including a treat on completion. Just head to the gift shop to pick up a trail sheet to get started!

Exeter's Underground Passages

Grab a torch and fasten your helmets - embark on a journey through Exeter's Underground Passages this October half term. These fascinating passages were built to house the pipes that brought clean drinking water into Medieval Exeter. In fact, these are the only passages of its kind open to the public in Britain! Guided tours have taken place here since the 1930's. Check out all you need to know ahead of your visit in our blog.

World of Country Life

Get involved in the spook-tastic events and activities at the World of Country Life this October half term! Expect pumpkin carving, a spooky Halloween trail and the D’Minions Show - a family show you don't want to miss. Not to mention everyone can enjoy all the usual animal activities including walking a goat, bottle feeding, animal handling, plus the deer train safari and spectacular birds of prey display.

Exeter Phoenix

If you're looking to get creative this October half term, head to Exeter Phoenix! Take part in the 'Star in your Own Monster Movie' workshop from 27th-28th October and the 'Your Face/My Face' workshop on 25th October. Find out more and get your tickets here.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

From yoga sessions, to crafting your own stethoscope and exploring the museum at night - there's plenty of October half term fun at RAMM! Check out their guest blog for the low-down.

Exeter Self Defence Academy

Exeter Self Defence Academy is inviting you to their spooky martial arts party on 27th October, costumes welcome! Limited spaces, find out more here

Wildwood Escot

Don't miss Wildwood Escot's creative activities, wander along the Halloween trail and make sure to keep an eye out for the 'Witch of Wildwood'! 

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