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Halloween is nearly upon us, and you may be wondering where you can get your fix of spooky celebrations in Bristol. Well, look no further, because we have some of the hottest October events for your calendar. From family fun to all-out adult fright-fest, here are 6 places you can celebrate Halloween in and around the city.

Avon Valley Witch & Wizard School

27 Oct–4 Nov
£10 for adults, £18.50 for children

This autumn, Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park is playing host to a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza. There will be exciting activities happening all over the park, including free pumpkin carving, but the real fun will happen at Headmistress Broomhilda’s Witch & Wizard School. Little ones will be sorted into a house, attend classes in Potions and Spells, and even complete a broomstick flying course – not bad for one afternoon!

Halloween Spooktacular at Bristol Zoo

20 Oct–4 Nov
1 child goes free with each paying adult

Once again Bristol Zoo Gardens is throwing open its gates and welcoming in ghouls and ghosts galore! There will be plenty of fun things for families to do, including close-up encounters with bats and other creepy critters, a Halloween-themed treasure trail, face painting, storytelling and more. Plus, keep an eye out for the wicked witch roaming around the gardens.

Spookley Pumpkin Festival at Farrington’s

20 Oct–2 Nov
Pumpkins start at £2.50

To prepare for their biggest event of the year, Farrington’s Farm has planted more than 40,000 pumpkins in their fields, and you can go along, pick one and carve it into something ghoulish. There will be other activities as well, including tractor-trailer rides and the brilliant Pumpkin Smash, where everyone can join in squashing the leftover pumpkins!

Underground Cinema at Redcliffe Caves

26–28 Oct

If you’re after an adults-only Halloween event, the ‘Horror in the Caves’ series could be for you. Horror and sci-fi movie favourites, including Aliens, The Lost Boys and The Descent, will be screening in Redcliffe Caves – an atmospheric underground venue with a perfect chill in the air. Not for the fainthearted, why not disappear underground to watch some genuinely spine-tingling movie classics?

Bristol Ghost Walk

All year round

Find out more about the dark side of Bristol with a Haunted and Hidden Ghost Walk. This funny and fascinating walking tour pays a visit to some of the city’s iconic historical sites, as well as locations used in film and TV. You will hear tales of ghosts and haunted houses – a perfect way to get in the spirit of Halloween.

FEAR at Avon Valley Scream Park

Select nights 19–31 Oct
Tickets from £12

FEAR is only for the bravest amongst you. As well as a creepy fairground, spectacular fire show and live street theatre performances, there are four terrifying horror mazes to tempt you in. Pick your poison: these attractions are designed to be genuinely scary, playing on your darkest fears of spiders, zombies, clowns and everything else that goes bump in the night.

Bristol is a great place to be, all year round. If you’re interested in renting in the city, contact Gough Quarters today to find out more.

Image sources:
Trick or treat by rawpixel on Unsplash
Pumpkin picking by Patrick Fore on Unsplash

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