October half-term and Halloween fun in Devon and on Exmoor 2019

Who's ready for some half term and Halloween fun around Devon and Exmoor? There's plenty to keep you busy nearby and further afield.

Children enjoying an autumn walk with crispy leaves

October half-term fun

There's lots going on this October half term at Castle Drogo, including a trail around the garden.

A family gathering autumn leaves

Autumn fun at Buckland Abbey

There are plenty of adventures to be had at Buckland this autumn half term. Join in for some spooky house and estate trails or come and help us create 1,000 willow wish stars for Christmas, there is something for everyone this autumn.

Hallowe'en pumpkins

Overbeck's Halloween spookytastic fun, 31 October from 11am

Calling all budding witches and wizards for spooky fun this Halloween. You can join in with craft activities and story telling in the house.

A boy climbing on a rope at Coleton Fishacre's wild play area

Fun for families this autumn at Coleton Fishacre

As the leaves turn on the trees and the conkers begin to fall there are lots of fun things for families to do at Coleton Fishacre, from den building to cooking on a campfire at half term.

A family having Hallowe'en fun at Killerton, Devon

Pumpkin trail

We dare you to go on the trail around the garden and parkland to see if you can spot all of the pumpkin faces.

Ghostly figure

Ghost Tours

Do you dare to join a candlelit tour of the most haunted parts of the castle, with a guide telling tales of ghosts and apparitions? This is your chance to uncover the secrets, unused corridors and dark corners of the castle that are kept hidden throughout the rest of the year.

The dining room at Knightshayes decorated for Halloween with cobwebs

Spooky storytelling with some creepy characters

On 22, 24, 29 and 31 October, you can enter into the house between 12.30pm to 3pm to experience some chilling tales from creepy characters. Will you meet Mr Hyde or Frankenstein himself?

Three children lie in orange autumn leaves

Hurray for half term 

Spot a pumpkin, say hi to a scarecrow, have a conker match and kick some crispy leaves this October half term at Saltram.

A pumpkin carved for Halloween

October half-term fun at Arlington Court

For both tricks and treats visit Arlington Court this October half term.

Halloween at Compton Castle, Devon

Spooky goings on this half term

Compton Castle has some mysterious new residents this half term, and we need some monster hunters to help us track them down.

Boy running through autumn woods

Autumn adventures in North Devon

Why not go on a woodland adventure in North Devon this half term? Here are some fun outdoor activities which celebrate this wonderful time of year.

Skeleton waving

Get into the spirit of Halloween at Lydford Gorge

The rangers have all turned to skeletons! Find out what they’re up to on the Halloween trail, join an after-dark walk to Whitelady waterfall with fire torches or get hands on with a practical potions class.

Family walking through woodland, National Trust

Autumn family fun at Greenway

This autumn families can catch falling leaves in the garden, play tennis, complete spotter trails in the house and garden and much more.