Spooky Events Taking Place in Plymouth This Halloween

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 Events in Plymouth 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, Plymouth has something to thrill everyone this All Hallows' Eve. 

Psst, we take no responsibility for the nightmares or sleepless nights you may experience. Here’s what is happening in Plymouth this Halloween.

Halloween Cruise with Plymouth Boat Trips

The boat will pick you up from The Barbican. Onboard, there will be spooky activities and a Halloween-themed disco for children. Plus, a fancy-dress competition with prizes for the best costumes.

Come and enjoy our Halloween-themed children’s disco. With on-board musical games from a kids DJ, whilst your little Witches, Frankenstein and teeny Scary Monsters bop away to their favourite tunes. Fancy dress is welcome, and there will be a prize for the best Halloween costume.

It takes place on Saturday 28 October 2023 at 5pm. The event is suitable for all ages, and tickets are £12 per adult, £8 per child (age 3-15) and under 3s are free. A family ticket for 2 adults and 3 children is £38. 

There's also a grown-ups-only party. The All Hallows's Eve Party Cruise and Moster Mash starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £20 per person and include a drink.

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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. Pumpkins start from £3. 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 - with different colours, sizes and shapes. 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. 

Pumpkin Fest takes place on 23-29 October 2023. The event is ticketed and costs £2.50 per person, including children. Under 1's are free. Pumpkins are individually priced and range from £1.50 to £10. There are wheelbarrows you can use to collect them from the field. 

There's also a Pirate Maize Maze to discover. Use your pirate map to solve the clues and find the buried treasure. Tickets are £4 per person when purchased online, under 1's are free, or £5 on the day

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Halloween Maze of Horrors at the Cornish Maize Maze

You will definitely leave this one with your heart 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 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 28 October 2023, and tickets are timed between 7pm-9pm. It is £16.50 per person.

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Spooky Science at The Box

Get your tricks and treats at The Box this Halloween. You can explore the galleries by torchlight, perform a science experiment in the Learning Room, and dance the night away to some spooky tracks. Of course, fancy dress is encouraged.

Saturday 29 October between 5.30pm and 8.30pm. Tickets are £7.50 for adults and children aged 5-17. Children under 5 are £6.50.

Boo at the Zoo

This Halloween, Dartmoor Zoo is opening its gates after dark for a night at the zoo. On Friday 27, and Saturday 28 October 2023, the gates open at 5.30pm. Listen out for rustling amongst the trees and peeping eyes as you make your way around the Zoo, meeting characters of the strange, unsavoury and nightmarish kind on your travels. The event is for families, but some areas may not be suitable for younger children, but these will be pointed out on the map. 

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Bedrooms at Future Inn Plymouth

Family-friendly hotel in Plymouth

Future Inn Plymouth is an ideal base for the family this October Half Term. 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. Plus, under 12s stay for free!

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 Plymouth. Book your stay online, or with our Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or reservations.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk.

Dishes on the menu in Fishbone Restaurant

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. Available Monday to Saturday from 5pm you can enjoy 3 courses for £25. 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 2 for £15 on 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 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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