There are a bunch of fantastic half term events happening across the region of South Devon, from workshops to special activities at some of the areas top attractions – there’ll be more than enough going on to help keep the whole family entertained. And if you’re little ones are looking forward to the spookiest night of the year, you’ll also be able to find some creepy Halloween events going on throughout the school holiday as well as all the way up to Halloween! Read on to find out some of the great half term and Halloween events taking place.

Dartmouth Food Festival, Dartmouth (19th – 21st October)

Taking place in the picturesque harbourside town of Dartmouth, Dartmouth Food Festival is a celebration of all things delicious, with workshops, chef demos and more. The festival is free to attend however there is a charge for some events. To find out more about Dartmouth Food Festival, please click here.

Pennywell Dark Skies Evening, Buckfastleigh (20th October)

Why not head to Pennywell Farm on the 20th of October for something a little different? Enjoy an evening of guided star gazing with Plymouth and Tiverton Astronomical Societies, suitable for all ages. Booking is essential; learn more about Pennywell Dark Skies Evening here.

Creative Crafts Family Trail, Exmouth (20th – 28th October)

Get hands on and creative at A la Ronde in Exmouth over the school break. An autumn trail of craft delights that all ages will enjoy – you may even win a prize! Find out more about the Creative Crafts Family Trail by clicking here.

Kids for a Quid at South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh (20th – 28th October)

Treat yourself and the little ones with a trip on the South Devon Railway this October Half Term as kids travel for just £1 with a paying adult, children must be aged 3 – 15, under 3’s travel free. Please click here for more details about Kids for a Quid at South Devon Railway.

October Half Term at Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh (20th – 28th October)

Make the most of the last week of fun at Pennywell Farm in Buckfastleigh before it closes for the season on the 28th of October. With plenty of fantastic shows and extra activities to enjoy – you won’t be disappointed! Further information about October Half Term at Pennywell Farm can be found here.

Halloween Happenings, Torquay (20th – 31st October)

Take the kids to Babbacombe Model Village over the Half Term and up to Halloween to experience spookilluminations on selected dates in the evenings and spot the Halloween scenes throughout the daytime. Find more details about times and dates of Halloween Happenings here.

Dinosaur Halloween Horrors, Torquay (20th – 31st October)

Torquay’s Dinosaur World are holding special Halloween activities with a Halloween Horrors Hunt where you can win a Dinosaur Expert Certificate and even a FREE 160-million-year-old fossil as well as Lights Out Torch Tours everyday from 3:30pm. Discover more about Dinosaur Halloween Horrors by clicking here

October Half Term at World of Country Life, Exmouth (20th October – 4th November)

On selected dates throughout Half Term and up until the 4th of November, World of Country Life will be hosting some great Halloween activities and their end of season ‘Back to the Future’ show. Further details about October Half Term at World of Country Life are available here.

Children’s Day of the Dead Costume Workshop, Kingsbridge (21st October)

A fun workshop running at Harbour House in Kingsbridge from 10am – 12pm. Let the little ones get crafty as they make their own Day of the Dead costumes, £12 for one child, £20 for two. Find out more about Children’s Day of the Dead Costume Workshop here.

Spooky School this Halloween with Pocketwatch Theatre, Exeter (21st – 26th October)

Taking place at Powderham Castle, join in with a Potions Class from Pocketwatch Theatre as well as Halloween themed games and crafts in between sessions. If you would like more information about Spooky School this Halloween with Pocketwatch Theatre, please click here

Drop-in Glass Votives & Shrinkies Crafts, Exeter (22nd October)

From 10am at Exeter Cathedral, drop by to enjoy making colourful glass votive holders and Shrinkie Plastic Cathedral People. £1 - £3 per activity, further details about Drop-in Glass Votives & Shrinkies Crafts can be found here.

Crealy Halloween, Exeter (22nd – 31st October)

Head to Crealy Adventure Park and Resort over the Half Term and Halloween for plenty of extra spooky activities as well as the usual fun and games. For more information about Crealy Halloween, please click here.

Junior Vet Day, Honiton (23rd October)

Hosted by The Donkey Sanctuary, budding vets between the ages of 11-15 can learn about equine veterinary care at The Donkey Sanctuary’s donkey hospital at Brookfield Farm near Honiton. Places are limited, booking essential, £80 per child. More details about Junior Vet Day are available here.

Drop-in Fish Kite Crafts, Exeter (23rd October)

A fantastic activity taking place at Exeter Cathedral where children can make kites and hanging fish for the Cathedral Nave. £3.50, further information about Drop-in Fish Kite Crafts can be found by clicking here.

Tie-Dye Workshop, Exeter (24th October)

From 10:30am at Exeter Cathedral, Children can learn about different tie-dying techniques then create their own one off t-shirt. £8 per child, booking essential, find out more about the Tie-Dye Workshop here.

Magic Martin at Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh (25th October)

Magic Martin, the UK Family Entertainer of the Year 2017, will be at Pennywell Farm on the 25th of October with two shows that all ages will enjoy! Further details about Magic Martin at Pennywell Farm are available here.

Fungal Foray, Slapton (25th October)

Meeting at Slapton Ley Field Center, join a ranger on a woodland walk this autumn. Booking is essential and unfortunately no dogs are permitted. For more information about Fungal Foray, please click here.

Halloween Party, Honiton (27th October)

Make your way to the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton for a Halloween party after hours. Lots of activities will be taking place for you to get involved in and refreshments will be available. Please click here for further details about the Halloween Party.

Children’s Day of the Dead Costume Workshop, Bovey Tracey (27th October)

Get hands on with this workshop running at Ullacombe Farm in Bovey Tracey from 10am – 12pm. Little ones can make their own Day of the Dead costumes including a mask and tutu, £12 for one child, £20 for two. Find out more about Children’s Day of the Dead Costume Workshop here.

Half Price Weekend at South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh (27th & 28th October)

Visit the South Devon Railway on the 27th or 28th of October and get your fare half the price! Treat yourself and the kids with a fun day out, more information about Half Price Weekend at South Devon Railway can be found here.

That’s not all that’s taking place across South Devon over October Half Term! There’s plenty more great stuff going on leading right up to Halloween for the whole family to get involved in – check out all of the events here.

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