20 Spooky Fun Events For Kids In & Around Bristol This Halloween

Over the next couple of weeks there are lots of Halloween events for kids taking place in and around Bristol, including some great free/cheap ones, too.

Here are 20 spooky fun events for kids in/near Bristol taking place from 21st – 31st October – have fun!

Mexican Day of the Dead: Bristol Museum

Fun celebrations at Bristol Museum for children and families, celebrating the Mexican festival, Day of the Dead.

Families are invited to add their memories and photos of loved ones to the museum’s colourful ofrenda shrine, plus enjoy music, dance, face painting and more!

There will be craft workshops to make your own Day of the Dead mementos, you can take a selfie with La Catarina and remember your own ancestors, and you can also learn about the traditional Día de los Muertos celebrations.

Suitable for all ages.

  • Sunday 29th October, 10am – 5pm, drop-in
  • Pay what you think basis
  • Bristol Museum, Queens Rd, BS8 1RL
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Halloween Party: Hartcliffe Community Farm

Arts, crafts, music, games, party food and a bouncy castle. Costumes encouraged!

50 tickets available which will be sold on a 1st come 1st serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Saturday 21st October, 3 – 4pm
  • £2.50 per child (under 10s) – on sale from Hartcliffe Farm Café
  • Hartcliffe Community Farm, Lampton Avenue, BS183 0QH
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Halloween Rock Painting: Hartcliffe Community Farm

Come along to paint your own spooky rock to hide, whether it is a ghost, witch, monster, pumpkin or your very own design!

  • Saturday 21st October, 10.30am – 2.30pm
  • £1 per child
  • Hartcliffe Community Farm, Lampton Avenue, BS183 0QH
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Halloween Fun at Bristol Zoo Gardens

This October, Bristol Zoo will be undergoing a spooky makeover and getting into the Halloween spirit.

There will be giant skull masks around the Zoo and a special haunted trail. Children can search for a series of creepy clues and make a spine-tingling skull mask at the end.

The Zoo’s own gorilla costume character, Kuki, will lead a fun-filled Halloween parade for children twice a day. There will also be a storyteller spooking everyone with tales of skeletons, ghouls and ghosts. Children can also get their faces painted in chilling Halloween designs.

Plus, hands-on animal experiences at the zoo’s daily ‘Animal Encounters’ sessions along with dazzling Amazing Animals shows and a host of other talks and feeds.

  • Saturday 21st October – Sunday 29th October
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Bristol Zombie Walk 2017: College Green

Bristol’s 10th official Zombie Walk through Bristol – spine-tingling amazing to see!

  • Saturday 28th October, starts 1pm College Green
  • Free
  • College Green, BS1 5SH
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Halloween at Wookey Hole Caves

This Halloween visitors to Wookey Hole Caves are invited to learn how to ride a broomstick!

Home of the infamous Witch of Wookey Hole, the caves provide the perfect location for October Half Term fun, and the new broomstick training course is just one of over 20 activities for visiting families to enjoy.

The Witch of Wookey along with the resident wizarding professors will put trainee flyers through their paces as they learn to mount, dismount, manoeuvre and accelerate on their broomsticks, making for some great photo opportunities.

Visitors will also be impressed with the brand new Witch’s Grotto which is buried deep beneath the Mendip Hills, within the historic Wookey Hole Caves, where every child will get a free treat. The high-energy performances during the daily Halloween Circus Shows will also be fun!

  • Saturday 21st October – Sunday 5th November
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Halloween fun Day: Creative Workspace

A family fun day for everyone to enjoy!

Make a spooky cartoon with a professional animator (11am – 1pm & 2-4pm), play Halloween songs with Dandelion Music (12-12.30pm), dance to spooky tunes played by local musicians (1.15 – 2pm) and get creative making Halloween lanterns with Colourful Minds (2 – 4pm).

Also games, prizes, cake decorating and face-painting happening throughout the day!

Drinks, snacks and lunches available. Fancy dress welcome!

  • Sunday 29th October, 11am – 4pm
  • Free admission
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Halloween at Wild Place Project

Wild Place Project near Bristol will be spine-tinglingly spooky for Halloween.

A witch is making her home in the woods at Wild Place Project telling exciting stories of magic and mystery to bewitch and enthral families.

Brave children and their mums and dads can explore the witch’s home and come up with recipes for potions which they can leave inside her cauldron.

They can also visit the magical creatures’ enclosure and see if they can spot them hiding in the shadows.

Spooky Family Play: Little Hayes & Hillfields Early Years and Family Centre

Spooky messy play for children and their families.

  • Tuesday 24th October, 9.30 – 11am
  • Little Hayes & Hillfields Early Years and Family Centre, Frenchay Rd, BS16 2QS

Halloween Family Fun Day: Blaise Castle House Museum

Ideal for children aged around 3 – 10, lots of Halloween surprises throughout the museum, plus a scary-fairy door trail!

There will also be hands-on and creative activities exploring the museum’s exhibitions and collections and kids are invited to dress-up in their spookiest outfits to get in the Halloween spirit!

  • Wednesday 25th October, 11am – 3pm, drop-in
  • Pay what you think
  • Blaise Castle House Museum, Henbury Road, BS10 7QS
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diddi dance Kids’ Halloween Half-Term Holiday Class 

A one-off half-term Halloween class for children aged from around 18 months – 7 years of age.

The class will include dancing, singing, action songs, fun props, music and of course, lots of gentle Halloween fun!

All children welcome; you don’t need to have already signed up to diddi dance classes to come along.

Children are invited to come in fancy dress (however no over the head masks, please).

  • Emersons Green Village Hall: Monday 23rd October, Thurs 26th October & Friday 27th October, 10am
  • Henleaze Trinity Church: Wed 25th October, 10am
  • Ridgewood Community Centre, Tuesday 24th October, 10am
  • Victoria Park Baptist Church, Monday 23rd October, 10am
  • Book a place: http://booking.diddidance.com/Class/Find – under venue listings you will find the holiday classes
  • Cost: £6 (Please contact Emily for sibling discount code)
  • Contact: Emily on 07850983821 / emily.norman@diddidance.com
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Easton Pumpkin Parade

Easton’s annual pumpkin parade.

The parade will start in Albion Road Park at 4pm to carve pumpkins and crafts galore. Then parade your carved pumpkins to Bellevue Park to enjoy some free pumpkin soup and best fancy dress competition!

  • Saturday 28th October, starts Albion Rd, 4pm
  • Free
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Autumn Fair: Hartcliffe Community Farm 

Halloween fun including pumpkin carving, face painting, music, bouncy castle, candy floss, arts and crafts, hot food/ snacks/ drinks, stalls, home-made cakes, plus a visit from Avon Fire Brigade at 2pm!

  • Saturday 28th October, 11am – 2pm
  • Hartcliffe Community Farm, Lampton Avenue, BS183 0QH
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Dress up & Enjoy a Halloween Dance Party: Turnberrie’s Community Centre, Thornbury

Halloween Dance Party for children aged 18 months – 6 years. Children are invited to dress up in Halloween outfits!

  • Friday 27th October, 11am – 12 noon
  • Cost: £3 with Free Drinks and Snacks
  • Venue: Turnberries Community Centre, Thornbury, BS35 2BB Thornbury
  •  Tickets limited so book now By calling Miss Daisy- 07596 882143 or by phoning Turnberries Reception
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Halloween Special Open Day: Viaduct Animal Sanctuary

Come along and have some Halloween fun. Brings along your own carved Halloween pumpkin – prize for the best. There’ll also be marshmallow toasting, trick or treat trial hunt, plus lots of reptile handling fun!

  • Sunday 29th October, 11am – 3pm
  • £1.50 per person
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Halloween Party: St George Labour Club

Everyone welcome to this event – fancy dress welcome! Disco, food and lots of Halloween fun.

  • Sunday 29th October, 1 – 5pm
  • Free entry
  • St George Labour Club, 4 Beaconsfield Rd, BS5 8ER

Halloween Fun day: Willow Brook Centre

Walking entertainers, Face Painting, Craft table, Treasure trail and a fancy dress competition.

  • Friday 27th October, 11am – 3pm
  • Free entry
  • Savages Wood Road, Bradley Stoke