October Half Term Events in Bristol

October Half Term Events in Bristol

Spooky season is here and there are lots of fun events happening across Bristol and beyond to keep the whole family happy! So wrap up warm and get into the Halloween spirit with some theatre, musical extravaganzas, craft workshops or pumpkin trails.

If you're looking for Halloween decorations, accessories and activities to enjoy at home then make sure you check out our range of spooky - and sustainable! - Halloween goodies here.

In the meantime, here's a list of the spooky events that caught our eye. Enjoy!

Storytale Festival
Various locations
21 - 23 Oct
Various times
FREE - £5
An exciting line up of events across the city, ranging from storytelling and spine-tingling craft activities for children to spoken word wizardry for teens.

Kid Carpet's Extra Super Mega Rockin' 
The Wardrobe Theatre
22 - 31 Oct
Various times
Tickets £9 (under 2s go free)
Local legends Kid Carpet & The Noisy Animals string of ridiculous shows. Featuring the catchiest songs, games, puppetry and video projection! Every kid in Bristol should experience this world of silliness!

Car Park Skate Session
Cabot Circus Car Park Level 7
22 - 29 Oct
Various times
A skate park is popping up at the top level of Cabot Circus car park and there are lots of events to celebrate including a Bris Girls Skate event on 27 Oct for ages 16+.

Half Term Activities
Arnos Vale Cemetery
24 - 27 Oct Oct
Various times
From £5
Enjoy events for all ages this half term at Arnos Vale. There's Funnybones and Creepy Kids story sessions for young kids, A Gruesome End trail for older kids plus fire making and coffin decorating workshops!

Scrappy Workshops
Children's Scrapstore
25 - 29 Oct
Various times
Tickets £10
Lots of fun workshops for different age groups at the Scrapstore this half term. Mess around with clay, light and of course... scrap!

Halloween Fun
Future Doughnuts
25 - 30 Oct
11:00 - 18:00
Get your spooky themed doughnuts and enjoy Halloween crafts all week. Plus there's tarot reading for the adults on Sunday.

We Are Family: Bharti Kher Colab
Wed 26 Oct
11:00 - 16:00
£TBC (usually free)
Join Let’s Make Art for a family workshop inspired by Bharti Kher: The Body is a Place exhibition, culminating in a collaborative installation.

Spooky Special
Blaise Museum
Wed 26 Oct
11:00 - 15:30
Free (donations welcome)
A fun day of craft and story telling at Blaise Museum. Try your hand at some bat craft activities, explore the pumpkin trail and snuggle up for some spooky tales of witches and dragons!

Half Term Halloween Workshops
Tobacco Factory Theatres
Wed 26 Oct
10:00 - 15:30
From £25
A full day of drama, games, quizzes, and crafts for ages 5-7. A workshop for older kids aged 8-10 takes place the next day.

There's a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom & Other Stories
Tobacco Factory Theatres
27 - 29 Oct
Various times
From £11
A magical mix of puppetry and music based on poems by James Sellick. Discover more about our animal friends and what we can do to help – because no one is too small to make a difference. For ages 5-11.

The Marvellous Musical Elephant Parade
Bristol Beacon
Thu 27 Oct
Various times
Free (booking essential)
A musical workshop for children under 5 years and their families. Make your own junk percussion, design your own animal masks and join the melodious animal parade. Packed with singing, wiggling and animal dance moves.

Pumpkin Patch Nights
Avon Valley
until 30 Oct
Various times
From £6.99
Enjoy a fun-filled festival vibe evening with pumpkin picking, a pop up bar, fire pits, street food, performers, spectacular seasonal entertainment and beautiful lighting. And for teenagers and adults check out their award-winning FEAR Scream Park!

Spooky Cardboard Creatures Workshop
Windmill Hill City Farm
Sat 29 Oct
Times not listed
Tickets £5 
As part of the Bristol Market event, Colourful Minds will be popping up with a fun cardboard creatures workshop for kids of all ages. No need to book, just pay when you arrive.

Bump in the Night
City Centre
Sun 30 Oct
Join the Lamplighters for this series of lantern making workshops or make your own at home with help from their useful video. Then wrap up warm and join the parade from Broadmead to Queens Square. A magical evening for the whole family.

Annual Pumpkin Festival
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Sun 30 Oct
11:00 - 16:00
An afternoon of live music, face painting, story telling and pumpkin carving with Aardman model maker Jim Parkyn.

As always, these events are not organised by BAM so please check information with the venues before setting out.

Hope you all have a great Halloween and make sure you swing by the shop to pick up your spooky decorations and activities!


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