If you’re looking for somewhere to get spooky this Halloween, then the West Country is the place to be. Whether you want to scare your sock off, or you’re looking for something a little more tame to enjoy with the kids, Devon and Cornwall will have something in store for you. Read on for some of the most bewitching events this Halloween.
Spooky Trerice by Night, at Trerice in Cornwall
There are some ghostly goings-on at this historic manor house this Halloween, starting with the Spooky Trerice by Night event! Explore the spooky atmosphere of this Elizabethan manor in the eerie cover of darkness and bring a torch to guide the way through the creepy corridors. From 18:00 till 21:00, this event is suitable for children!
Heligan Halloween at The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall
21/10/17 – 29/10/17
From 10-5 each day over the Halloween period, the Lost Gardens of Heligan are cranking up the scares with their spooky Halloween trail, complete with ghoulish decorations and some unexpected frights. There’s also enchanted story-telling and magical crafts where you can make shadow puppet or herbal dream pillow to help you sleep tight. Heligan Halloween is the one for all the family!
Halloween Ghost Tour at Kents Cavern, Devon
28/10/17 & 31/10/17
Dimly lit caverns, mystery figures lurking in the darkness… Nothing says Halloween like an eerie trip down to the deep caverns at Kent Cavern attraction in Devon. On one of two spectacular nights you’ll get the chance to walk the whole of the underground system with a scary twist, unearthing ancient folklore certainly not for the faint hearted! The ghost show runs every half hour from 6-8.30 on both nights and booking is essential.
Halloweden at the Eden Project, Cornwall
21/10/17 – 29/10/17
This Halloween, the Eden Project is taking on a Roald Dahl theme. This spooky family friendly event will take inspiration from five of his fantastic books. Take on the villains in The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, The BFG and Matilda. There will also be an ice-skating rink to have a spin on too.
Pumpkin Trail at Killerton, Devon
21/10/17 – 31/10/17
This Halloween take on the path around the garden and parkland at Killerton. As you explore make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the hidden pumpkin faces. Suitable for all the family (although, unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed) this event will have everyone feeling wonderfully spooky and autumnal. Come and explore the path anytime from 11am – 4pm.