5 Halloween Half Term Events near Woolacombe
What’s on near Woolacombe this October Half Term and Halloween? There are loads of events to suit all tastes – as well as the evergreen opportunity to enjoy North Devon’s fantastic beaches, coast and countryside, of course. Local travel blogger Stef Fox Adcock has come up with her list of the Top 5 Halloween Half Term events near Woolacombe – and you’re certain to find something you’ll love!
For the whole family
Halloween Hocus Pocus at The Milky Way Adventure Park, Oct 20-28
This Halloween at this award-winning adventure park families are invited to enrol in a very special School For Witches and Wizards – and to dress for the occasion, of course! From Saturday 20th October to Sunday 28th October 2018 (school half term in Devon) there’ll be lots of extra Halloween activities to enjoy – all designed to be fun rather than scary! There’ll be a fancy dress competition, themed show and special spooky swamp dodgems sessions, plus your little horrors will also be able to take part in wand making, spell writing & casting, broomstick riding (for little ones) and potion making. All this extra fun is included in the entrance fee or season ticket to this all-weather attraction, which offers rides, slides, shows and activities designed to entertain the whole family.
For good, wholesome fun
Family Volunteering Bash and Burn, meet at Morthoe Village Car Park at 11am on Oct 25
Get out in the fresh air this half term and help the National Trust Rangers cut and burn gorse bushes at Mortehoe – then toast and eat delicious marshmallows. Take part in this family day and not only will you have fun and learn about this important part of North Devon, but you’ll also leave with a sense of a job well done! Tools and training will be provided by the Rangers to ensure that you have fun in a safe environment. This event is suitable for children age five and above, wear old clothes and sturdy footwear, and bring waterproof clothing and plenty of food and drink.
For a real taste of Devon
Apple Day at Clovelly Village, Oct 24, activities start at 11am
Apple day at Clovelly is celebrated with … you guessed it, lots of lovely apple-based fun, crafts and activities. Enjoy live music, a small farmers market, the inaugural (and WI-judged!) Apple Pie/Crumble competition, apple bobbing, apple stamping and making corn dollies, see apples being pressed and taste the fresh juice, and carve, sculpt and decorate your own apple art. Listen to the stories of Isabella Necessity, a cycling botanist who loves sharing tales of her incredible journeys around the world, and take part in a fun Harvest Hunt with Clovelly tour guide, Jana Edwards who will tell spooky stories on the way.
For a hair-raising time
Spooky Night Walk at NT Arlington Court, Oct 26 6.30pm-8.45pm (3 consecutive walks)
Book a Spooky Night Walk tour of the grounds at night and hear spine-tingling tales of unusual happenings at National Trust’s historic Arlington Court. Listen out for bumps and shrieks in the night and see if you can spot any ghostly visitors. Booking for this is essential – call 0344 249 1895. Also at Arlington Court this October half term is Celebrating the Harvest, a weekend (Oct 20-21) dedicated to Arlington’s autumnal seasonal produce, with a magnificent display of crops from the Walled Kitchen Garden, apple tasting, recipe suggestions and family activities.
For art lovers
Peter Rabbit: Mischief & Mayhem Exhibition at The Burton Art Gallery in Bideford, Oct 6-Jan 14 Bounce into autumn with Peter Rabbit and his mischievous friends. This interactive exhibition is free to enter and suitable for all ages, and tells the story of the creation of Peter Rabbit. It includes rarely exhibited artworks and manuscripts as well as toys and games developed by Beatrix Potter, plus messy play, rabbit robot making and McGregor’s garden activity. Throughout the autumn there’ll also be a special trail where you can explore fascinating facts about rabbits. (Recommended donation £1 per trail). The Burton Art Gallery is open Mon-Sat 10-4, Sunday 11-4.