Stuck inside without a trick or a treat? Try these five events for half-term and Halloween.
1. Fun by day & scary by night
The Big Sheep
to November 2
The Halloween day time festival will be a Happy Halloween which will be themed, ‘Fun by Day’ and families and young children can enjoy the happy, smiley side of Halloween. Including a daylight Haunted Hayride, a Lakeside train ride, a witches flying school, face painting, a pumpkin fancy dress competition and Pumpkin carving.
The seriously spooky evening Halloween parties on Wednesday 29th October to Friday 31st October should only be attended by the brave and courageous as the attraction will be transformed into ‘Scary by Night’. The hauntingly good night time activities include a zombie challenge, a haunted house, the pantomime “Woolly of the Caribbean”, the evening witches school and an indoor playground.
The BIG Sheep opens every day from 10am to 5.30pm and tickets cost £12.95 for adults and children. Children under 3 foot in height are £6 (babies free). Season ticket holders are free. Book on-line and receive a 20% discount
Tickets to the evening parties are £7.50 for all age groups – Book on-line and receive a massive 35% discount.
October half term
For family friendly fun, whatever the weather, head to the award winning Pennywell Farm. One of the most popular tourist attractions within the South West, Pennywell Farm offers a host of activities to keep the family happy.
This month sees the ‘Jollyween’ and the Pennywell Pumpkin Olympics, there’s nothing to be scared of though. Activities range from pumpkin and giant spoon racing, to pumpkin skittles and the pumpkin toss. The animals will be there awaiting cuddles, especially the Pennywell miniature piglets, a firm favourite with children and adults alike! Every child will also receive a pumpkin to carve, so they can make as much mess as they want without mum or dad having to clear it up!
Best of all, all of this is included within the admission fee price.
Admission Price: Adult – £12.95, Child – £9.95, Children under 3 are FREE.
Jollyween Pennywell Pumpkin Olympics : October 27 @ 10am – October 31 @ 5pm
3. Children’s Halloween Dartmoor walk
The tour visits the tombs, stone rows and ruined huts from the Bronze Age. The stories, myths and legends that Dartmoor are explored on this spooky stroll across moorland in darkness by tour guide Simon. Bring a torch and wear boots and thick socks to keep warm.
If your whole family comes in costume there’s no charge! Well behaved dogs strictly kept on leads are welcome.
4. Little Zoo of horrors
October 30-31 (5.30pm – 7pm)
Paignton Zoo opens it’s gates after dark this Halloween for two nights of horrors! Visit if you dare and ride the ghastly ghost train and enjoy spooky story-telling before braving a ghoulish ghost trail around the Zoo!
Walk past animal enclosures with our resident ghoulies and listen out for the scary sounds of our animals as they scratch, screech and howl! Spot the beasties of the night in the Amphibian Ark and Investigate exhibit before heading to Crocodile Swamp for a snappy finale!
Children £8.50 – 1 free Adult per child, otherwise, Adults £5.
To book tickets telephone 0844 474 2222. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
5. Haunted Halloween Plymouth Ghost Walk
Why not come and experience the highly acclaimed Haunted Plymouth Ghost Walk where you will be led by your official guide to the most Haunted sites of Plymouth. Listen to your guide as you stroll through the ancient cobbled streets of Plymouth, hear tales of old haunted inn’s, phantom spectres and genuine stories of what has been witnessed in the past by those unfortunate to come face to face with the darker side of Plymouth.
Book in advance for the Halloween Plymouth Ghost Walk to avoid disappointment.
(from a press release)