‘Spooktacular’ Half-Term Tricks and Treats at The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 8:37am

Have a scream this Halloween by exploring the Donkey Trick or Treat Trial and try your hand at Pumpkin Carving at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth.

When: Saturday 19 October - Sunday 3 November (9am – 5pm)

Where: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

What: Have a scream this Halloween and discover a packed programme of ‘spooktacular’ fun at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth during the October half term.

Follow the trail of pumpkins around the sanctuary with the Donkey Trick or Treat Trail to discover ‘treats’ that keep the donkeys happy and healthy...

Tales From a Haunted Bookshop

Event Date: 
19/10/2019 - 3:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Brand new Halloween show comes to Exeter!

Why, hello there and welcome to the Haunted Bookshop. Come in, come in, take a seat, make yourself at home... and prepare yourself for a spooky show of terrible tales, scary stories and gruesome goings on! Meet the mysterious shopkeeper and the enigmatic Quoath but watch out for the ghosts! A weird and wonderful show for ages 8-12 and adventurous adults.

From the makers of Science Adventures and Jack’s Frosty Stories, Coppice Theatre, comes another delightful storytelling show featuring puppets, music and adventure! Suitable for...

Half-term craft making days: Fearsome Feasts

Event Date: 
25/10/2018 - 10:30am to 26/10/2018 - 4:00pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

This half term, join us at the Devon Guild Craft centre on 25th and 26th October for free family fun!. Become a crafty cook at our free making days with activities for all ages, based on the current exhibition, 'Plate Up'. Have fun modelling faux food for a spooky banquet… it may look good enough to eat - but don’t dare try it! Materials provided, donations welcomed. Under 12’s supervised please. Part of the Family Arts and Family Learning Festival.

10.30am-12.30 & 1.30-4pm both days.

FREE, drop-in. No need to book.

A Crealy Spooky Halloween!

Authored by katiedepelet
Posted: Tue, 10/02/2018 - 9:26am

Crealy is launching one of their spookiest Halloween’s yet with over 60 rides and attractions and plenty of Spooktacular activities taking place between 22nd -31st October. It’s one not to be missed!

2018’s brand-new attraction is the ghoulish Scarecrow Scaremaze located in The Arena. Following the eerie discovery of a scarecrow’s straw hat in the Crealy Arena, the Scarecrow Scaremaze will take thrill-seekers on a journey to the depths of the mysterious maze with some surprises lurking. Enter if you dare!

Other Halloween favourites will be making a return including the re-...

Hundreds of trick or treaters welcomed to Exeter home

Authored by LizStraw
Posted: Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:39am

Hundreds of trick or treaters enjoyed free hot choccie, sweets and homemade cakes at the Beacon Heath home of the lovely McHutchon family.

Gemma and Mark, with their friends from Isca Church, which is based in Beacon Heath, host this event every Halloween.

A spooktacular half term and Halloween for Devon!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:45am

Devon’s Top Attractions are getting ready for a Spooktacular half term of fun and Halloween happenings and will be offering the very best selection of scary fun and spooky surprises.

A spell will be cast across the county this October Half Term with many ‘trick or treats’ on offer. From bats to broomsticks, pumpkins to parties, it’s all going on! There will be lots of low key Halloween and pumpkin fun for the preschoolers and younger ones and lots of spine-chilling frightful fun for the older children.

Ride the ‘Beer Frights Ghost Train’ at Pecorama and receive a spooky...

Step out in spooky Exeter this Halloween!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:31am

On Tuesday (31 October), Exeter’s Red Coat Guides will be running their annual Spooks & Broomsticks tour of the city.

Discover more about the most haunted parts of Exeter, with fascinating, spooky tales suitable for all the family.

Tours start from 6.15pm and will be running regularly until 7pm. They are completely free of charge with no need to book, just turn up at the Richard Hooker statue on Cathedral Green and join a tour. Fancy dress is very welcome!

Normally an annual tradition, these popular Halloween tours were unable to run in 2016 due to the...

Ghostly goings-on in Ottery St Mary

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:18am

Halloween has come early at The Volunteer Inn in Broad Street, Ottery St Mary with some mysterious shenanigans.

On two occasions candles used for the restaurant tables have relit after being extinguished the night before.

The first time, cleaners discovered two candles alight even though staff were adamant they had extinguished them. On the second occasion, candles on two adjacent restaurant tables were burning - even though landlady Jacqui Down had herself made sure they were put out.

Jacqui said: “Although I’ve not previously been aware of supernatural goings on...

Halloween Murder Mystery Evening: Dolly

Event Date: 
28/10/2017 - 7:00pm
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

A special Halloween themed evening of great food and a haunting tale involving a mysterious doll.

Here are no such things as ghosts…are there? After a close knit family inherit a battered and bruised doll they accept it politely enough, after all it must have been loved and cared for in the past…or so they think. They name her Dolly, but soon after Dolly arrives in the house strange things start to happen.

Is Dolly responsible for these mysterious events? And if so, will anyone sleep soundly in their beds this Halloween?

The Evening will begin at 7pm for a 7.30pm...

Bakes and bargains for Halloween at FORCE shop

Authored by FORCE Cancer Charity
Posted: Wed, 10/26/2016 - 1:47pm

The FORCE Cancer Charity shop in Heavitree will have some bewitching bargains to celebrate Halloween on Saturday (October 29).

Every piece of clothing in the Fore Street store will be on sale at half price and there will also be homemade cakes for sale.

“Why not pop in for a spell,” said FORCE Shop Manager Anna Heard. “We promise there will be more thrills than chills and you’ll miss a trick if you don’t treat yourself.”

She and her staff will be in fancy dress for the day to add to the enchanted atmosphere.

The shop is open from 9:30am until 4:30pm and the...