Halloween events in Bristol

Halloween events in Bristol

Halloween in Bristol is always fun, so why should this year be any different. Whether you are looking for family-friendly Halloween activities or something a little more suited to adults, there are many events taking place in Bristol.

We have selected some of our top picks for you to look through. Psst, we take no responsibility for anything spooky you may experience.

Pumpkin Patch at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park

Roam through the massive pumpkin patch and select the one you want, at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park. If you do not wish to purchase a pumpkin, you can also use it as a backdrop for a family photograph or for your grid on Instagram. 

There are lots of autumnal treats and warming drinks to keep you going, whilst you enjoy fair rides, games and even pumpkin paintball. The evening event also includes a pumpkin fire show every 30-minutes, plus spooky actors and performers.

Pre-booking your entrance time is essential, but you can stay as long as you like. From 2nd to 31st October 2021 between 10am-4pm. There is also free parking. The event is suitable for all ages and tickets are £4 per person, and under 2’s are free.

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Blood Thirsty Pirates at Bristol Aquarium

At Bristol Aquarium this Halloween and half term, there is a pirate theme. As you explore the underwater displays, be prepared to be spooked by ghouls and keep a lookout for the blood-thirsty resident pirate. You’ll also learn about the history of piracy and the meaning behind the skull and crossbones flag.

The event is suitable for all ages, and pre-booking your tickets is essential. Individual and family tickets are available, and under 3’s are free of charge. 

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Treasure Island Story Walk

Did you know that Bristol is where Long John Silver ran a pub called The Spyglass? Bristol is full of hidden spy holes, dark secrets and dirty deeds. Hear the story from where it all began – Bristol Docks.

As well as the history of piracy in Bristol, The Show of Strength Theatre Company has also promised lots of terrible pirate jokes. They’ll bring along Ted the fact-checking parrot too, to make sure the pirate gets the story straight. 

The walking event is suitable for those aged 8 and over, and due to COVID-19 restrictions can have a maximum group size of 15. Running between 16th October and 31st October 2021 between 11am-12pm or 2pm-3pm. Individual and family tickets are available. 

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Drive-in Cinema at Bristol Filton Airfield

This Halloween there are family-friendly and adult-only films you can watch from the comfort of your own car. Family favourites include Monsters Inc, Hotel Transylvania and Hocus Pocus. Adults can be chilled with showings of Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street, Shaun of the Dead and The Exorcist. 

There is plenty of space to distance yourself from others, should you need to leave your car to visit the restroom. Other than that, you just need to sit back and relax – if the film isn’t too scary, of course. There is no food or drink on sale at the event, so you can even bring your own movie snacks.

Pre-booking is essential, and film showings are usually Halloween weekend. At the moment no dates have been released for 2021. Tickets are usually priced per car and start from £27.50.

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Halloween Night Haunted Walking Tour

What could be more fitting than embarking on the Haunted and Hidden Bristol Walking Tour on Halloween night itself?! The tour reveals the darker side to Bristol’s history. Hear about Clifton’s ghostly Dwarf Highwayman, see a haunted cinema, visit a 16th Century haunted house and other supernatural goings-on.

As seen on "Most Haunted", this fun 90-minute walk combines haunted buildings, plus TV and film locations. They run every Friday night at 8pm or private walks can also be arranged. Pre-booking is essential and cost £7 per person.

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The Spooky Ship – Shipwrecked! at Brunel’s SS Great Britain 

In association with Bristol Old Vic, The Spooky Ship takes inspiration from the SS Great Britain's history. It brings the ship vividly to life as professional actors roam the decks and ghostly figures from the past stalk the corridors, making it a nightmare to remember.

You will step aboard Brunel’s SS Great Britain after-dark, and delve deep into chilling tales and spooky mysteries, learning about the darkest parts of the ship’s history.

The tours are for those aged 12 plus and run every 10 minutes from sunset. Pre-booking is essential. At the time of writing this, tour dates had not been released for 2021.

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Skeloween at Bristol Zoo

Get into the Halloween spirit and learn all about the clever bones inside your favourite  vertebrates. There are over 300 incredible animal species to discover in the creapy Twilight World, see creepy creatures in Bug World.

You can book your arrival timeslot between 23rd-31st October 2021. Individual and family tickets are available, and under 2’s are free of charge. 

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Murder Mystery at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery 

“There’s been a murder!” Gather for a night to remember at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Watch as the storyline unfolds, quiz the characters about their motives and find the clues to help solve the murder. Can you unravel the mystery?

The adult-only event is hosted in the bewitching Winterstoke and Wills Hall, where you’ll get a drink on arrival and a 3-course dinner, followed by coffee and petit fours. Listen to the suspects, and try to figure out the clues as there is a prize for the winning team. When the murderer has been discovered, the evening is not done, there is a DJ until 1am.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the annual event has been cancelled for 2021.

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Family-friendly hotel in Bristol

Future Inn Bristol is an ideal base for the family this October Half Term. You can be assured that there are plenty of measures in place, see how we are welcoming you back safely.

Our superior double bedrooms can sleep up to four adults or a family. Some of our City King Rooms also interconnect with our City Twin Rooms - ideal for keeping everyone together. Perks include free car parking next door at Cabot Circus and free WiFi. 

With our super flexible rates, you can book with confidence when staying at Future Inn Bristol. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010or reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk.

Family places to eat in Bristol

Chophouse Restaurant is an ideal place to sit in comfort and fuel up on local, homemade produce. Join us for breakfast, lunch or evening a-la-carte. A large selection of alcoholic and soft drinks is also available including Bristol and west country beer, cider and spirits. Plus wine by the glass or the bottle, and all of our cocktails are £7 each. 

Kids Eat Free

Under 5's always eat for free with us with a paying adult. During the school holidays, this is extended to under 12's. The restaurant is open to the public, you do not need to be staying in the hotel to dine with us. Children can enjoy an Omelette, Chicken Nuggets, Fish Fingers, Mini Burgers, Roast chicken and more! Plus, lots of delicious desserts and refreshments too. Bookings can be made by calling 0117 304 1020 by emailing chophouse@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 


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