Guest Blog Post - Devon'sTop Attractions

It’s scary how quickly the October Half Term holidays and Halloween creep up on you. It’s the perfect time to leave the classroom behind and have some Spooktacular half term Halloween family fun - Devon style. Devon’s Top Attractions have a range of exciting half term events and activities ready and waiting for all those happy Halloweenies that want to have some monstrous or mysterious half term days out.

Creep over to Crealy for their SpookFest! Be prepared to experience some all new attractions at their biggest ever Halloween event. The Witches of the Wilderness have scared away the treehouse trolls and unearthed some new attractions for families to enjoy. There’s Jester’s 3D Fun Maze, the haunting Halloween Glow Show and the creepy Creaky Hotel re-opening its haunted doors. There’s also a free pumpkin for every child who visits over half term.

Peep, Peep! Everyone’s favourite little blue engine is visiting South Devon Railway from the 19th - 21st October where you can enjoy the ever-popular ‘Day Out with Thomas’ event. Join Thomas and his friends as well as the Fat Controller for this fun filled family day out. To lower the curtain on the 2019 season South Devon Railway also have a half price weekend on 2nd- 3rd November.

Have a scream this Halloween at the Donkey Sanctuary and try the ‘Donkey Trick or Treat’ trail, put your pumpkin carving skills to the test and explore the scenic trails where you will come face to face with hundreds of adorable donkeys.

There’s more fear-inspiring family fun at Woodlands Family Theme Park. Meet Ezmeralda the wicked witch, hunt your way around the Empire of the Sea Dragon and find your trick or treat token. Marty’s Monster Manor is back and you can experience spookier surprises around every corner. Ride the life size tractors at the Woodlands ghost farm and hear the spine-tingling ghosts whizzing past as you drive around.

Help River Dart Country Park break the world record for the longest line of carved pumpkins with unlimited pumpkin carving throughout half term, plus a whole host of other half term ‘dare devil’ activities to enjoy. Check out the popular Bounce at the Park day taking place on 24th October, a fun-filled day of bounce sessions with a assortment of exciting inflatables to choose from.

Head for World of Country Life this half term for lots of Halloween fun. Watch the NEW Defrosted Show - World of Country Life’s unique take on the Disney Classic. Appy Angus and his friends will be staging their own hilarious version of this famous show, see if you can recognise some of your favourite characters. Follow the Halloween activity trail, solve the clues and win a prize and do a bit of pumpkin carving too.

Head to Gruffts at Pennywell Farm, It’s the ‘Goat-to’ event this October half term. Meet all the fabulous breeds of goats, test their skills on the agility course, take your own Pennywell goat for a walk and join in the goat treasure trail. There are goat kids to bottle feed and cuddle all week, as well as the world-famous adorable miniature pigs waiting to be cuddled. All your favourite Pennywell half hourly activities will be taking place too.

Halloween Evenings of Mini Horrors at Babbacombe Model Village is when this popular attraction takes on a spooky twist. You can explore the Halloween scenes with a trail hunt of themed characters by day, whilst at night the full spooky Halloween fun begins. Find your way through the newly redesigned outdoor Halloween maze. Experience the ‘spookilluminations’, sounds, fire and lighting effects all adding to the spine-chilling atmosphere or enter the 4D theatre to go on a 3D journey through an eerie haunted house.

There’s also a spooky Halloween Hunt on at Bygones in Torquay, so head there if you dare. Or take a visit to National Trust Castle Drogo and follow the Half term Halloween Bat Trail through the garden and grounds where you can hunt out the clues to claim a prize.

Ghostly greetings awaits you at Morwellham Quay, have a go at making some creepy crafts, ride the spooky mine train, meet the witch in her den and do some trick or treating throughout the Victorian village.

There’s lots spooky underground fun at Kents Cavern, you can take part in a ghost joke trail, spooky dig, underground pumpkin hunt, make your own bat and guess the weight of the pumpkin.

At Becky Falls you can get yourself a scary special effect scar and enjoy the pumpkin carving. Take a wonderful Autumn woodland walk and enjoy their ‘Animal Encounters of the Scary Kind’ entertainment show where you can meet and touch the snakes and lizards.

Canonteign Falls is getting spooky on Friday 25th October. Join them for an afternoon of spooky fun with Pocket Watch Theatre. You can make potions and spells in the barn, enjoy an afternoon of interactive theatre followed by a walk around the lake at dusk.

There’s lots of Autumn Half Term and Halloween Fun at Pecorama near Seaton. Cackle with laughter at the entertainment shows with jugglers and magicians and let your little terrors have a monstrous time trying the fearsome food menu in the Garden Room Restaurant. And if you dare take a ride on the Beer Frights Light Railway.

Don’t forget it’s nearly Bonfire Night too! Some attractions will be putting on spectacular bonfire and fireworks displays. So whatever type of Half Term, Halloween or Bonfire fun you are looking for, check out the Devon’s Top Attractions website to find out about all this frightful hair-raising fun is taking place! 

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