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.

Halloween in Bristol 2023

When the 31 October descends, the vampires, zombies and witches of the city come out to play. But just where do they go? Halloween this year falls on a Tuesday, so expect lots of events taking part over the weekend prior. From haunted walks and eerie spirits to pumpkin carving, Bristol has something to thrill everyone this All Hallows' Eve. 

Psst, we take no responsibility for the nightmares or sleepless nights 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. 

Pre-booking is essential, as it sells out every year. The 2023 dates are 30 September, 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-29 October. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 21-30 October between 10am and 4pm. There is also free parking. The event is suitable for all ages. Tickets are £4.99 per person, and under 1’s are free.

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FEAR at Avon Valley Scream Park

FEAR Scream Park is home to 5 terrifying scare attractions. The 2023 season opens in October for 13 terrifying nights of frights! The thrilling rides include X4, VITA NOVA, Malefica and House of Clowns, plus you can take part in an exorcism. There's also a fire show and street entertainment. Tickets start from £40 per person. 

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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.

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Halloween Night Haunted Walking Tour

What could be more fitting than embarking on the Haunted and Hidden Bristol Walking Tour at Halloween?! 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 costs £7 per person.

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Woeful Wounds at Brunel’s SS Great Britain 

This October half term, experience the magic of special effect make-up and receive your very own Woeful Wound. The tea will create cuts and blisters that the galley crew would have suffered during their time working in the kitchen at sea on children. So, step aboard – if you dare!

The trial is included with admission to Brunel’s SS Great Britain over the October half term. Adult tickets are £22 per person, children aged 5-16 are £13.50 and under 4's are free.

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Bristol Film Festival

Bristol Film Festival is held at Arnos Vale Cemetary. After getting a refreshment at the bar, make your way through the graveyard to the beautiful Anglican Chapel to watch the show. Family-friendly films include Addams Family, Coco and Hotel Transylvania. For the older audience, there is The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Blade, The Silence of the Lambs and The Exorcist.

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Bedrooms at Future Inn Bristol

Family-friendly hotel in Bristol

Future Inn Bristol is an ideal base for the family this October Half Term. Our superior double bedrooms can sleep up to four adults or a family. In fact, under 12's stay for free. Some of our City King Rooms also interconnect with our City Twin Rooms - ideal for keeping everyone together. Parking is only £9 per night but is free to Future Club Rewards members, plus free WiFi and many more home comforts. 

Make a Reservation

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

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

Dishes on the menu in Chophouse Restaurant

Family places to eat in Bristol

After all that excitement, you might like to settle down somewhere that’s sure to be fun and friendly for a good meal or a couple of drinks. Chophouse Restaurant is not known for being haunted by ghosts but is haunted by a crowd of satisfied customers!

The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, or an evening a-la-carte menu. All produce is local, and the food is homemade on-site. Our set menu offers 3 courses for £25 daily from 5pm. 

For ghost hunters who need refreshments, a large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our local selection includes Buttcombe, Bristol Harvey Cream and Bristol Rum. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £15 cocktails.  

Kids Eat Free

Under 5's always eat for free with us with a paying adult. The restaurant is open to the public; you do not need to stay 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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