Spooky Events Taking Place in Plymouth This Halloween

Oct062020
Spooky Events Taking Place in Plymouth This Halloween

Whether you are looking for a family-friendly Halloween activity or something a little more suited to adults, there are many events taking place in Plymouth. We have selected some of our top picks for you to look through.

Halloween is getting closer - which means it's almost time to dig out your scariest costume and make sure the pumpkin is carved. Here’s what is happening in Plymouth this Halloween.

Halloween Cruise of Lost Souls

The boat will pick you up from The Barbican. Onboard you will hear haunting tales, spooky activities, and there's a Halloween themed disco for children. Plus, there are opportunities to win treats from the trick chest and a fancy-dress competition with prizes for the best or scariest costumes. Grown-ups are encouraged to don their eerie costumes too.

It takes place on Saturday 31st October 2020 at 5pm. The event is suitable for all ages and tickets are £10 per adult, £6 per child and under 3’s are free. Family tickets are also available for £28 (2 adults, 3 children).

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The Halloween Walking Trail

The walking trail is one to keep children occupied over the autumn half term. It also takes place outdoors, meaning you and your family can explore whilst being able to socially distance from others. In the city centre, you will need to find 15 Halloween characters displayed in 15 different shop windows. Using the QR codes on each window, once you have found all of them you can enter the competition to win £100 to spend in Footloose and Fancy Dress.

The activity is entirely free and takes place between Saturday 24th October and Sunday 1st November 2020.

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Pick Your Own Pumpkin

You can pick your own pumpkins at Kitley Farm in Yealmpton, Plymouth. They have promised us some of the biggest pumpkins they have ever grown - they even have white ones, and warty ones alongside the traditional pumpkins. 

The farm is open every day from 10am-5pm from 3rd October to 31st October 2020. There is no need to book a slot, as there is more than enough room to be safe and socially distance. Pumpkins start from £3, and the biggest ones are £6. There are even wheelbarrows you can use for the enormous ones. 

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Pumpkin Fest at Strawberry Fields in Lifton

The vast pumpkin patch has thousands of homegrown pumpkins for you to choose from. There are even scarecrows, a fun trail to follow and plenty of places to stop and take a photo. The annual event usually has pumpkin carving, tractor rides, face painting and magic shows. Unfortunately, these have been cancelled in 2020 to comply with COVID-19 procedures.

Pumpkin Fest takes place between 24th October, and 1st November 2020, between 9am-2pm. The event is ticketed to make sure there is no overcrowding and that everyone can stay socially distanced in the fields. It costs £2 per person, including children. Pumpkins are individually priced and range from £1.50 to £10. There are wheelbarrows you can use to collect them from the field. 

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Halloween Hunt at Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park 

The annual event is one for all the family. You can expect a fancy-dress competition with a prize for the scariest and even goodie bags for everyone taking part, and a trail to explore. Alongside this, you can walk, run and play within the 865 acres of country park and gardens. 

The majority of the estate’s events have been cancelled for 2020. Details are still pending for Sunday 25th October. In 2019, it was £3 per child. The famous historic house can also be visited for an additional fee. 

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Halloween Maze of Horrors at the Cornish Maize Maze

You will definitely leave this one with your hearts racing. The Halloween horror maze will see you travel along a set path through the maze and you will be greeted at scare scenes with live actors. It takes about 15-25 minutes to complete. It is not for the faint hearted. Alongside this there will be fire performers and other spectacles, and a BBQ.

The event takes place on Saturday 31st October 2020, and tickets are timed between 6pm-10pm. It is £12 per person.

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Halloween Spooksfest at The Garden House

The Garden House is a beautiful place to visit, but at Halloween it transforms into a ghoulish dwelling. Only the bravest souls enter the ghoulish trail and spine tingling tracks. With pumpkin carving, face painting and frightful games, it is suitable for all ages. 

This is an annual event, but has been postponed for 2020. Adults go free, and under 16’s are £5 each. A percentage of the profits go to Children’s Hospice South West. Pre-booking is strongly advised, as it is a popular event. 

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Family-friendly hotel in Plymouth

Future Inn Plymouth 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 twin bedrooms can sleep up to four adults or a family, in two double beds. You could also choose our Superior Double has a separate bedroom and living space with a sofa bed. Future Inns also offer free car parking and free WiFi. 

With our super flexible rates, you can book with confidence when staying at Future Inn Plymouth. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or reservations.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk.

Family places to eat in Plymouth

Fishbone Restaurant is an ideal place to sit in comfort and fuel up on local, homemade produce. Join us for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte and traditional roasts on Sunday. A large selection of alcoholic and soft drinks is also available including 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 01752 701000 by emailing fishbone@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 

 

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