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Halloween in Dorset!

Halloween in Dorset

Looking for something to do this Halloween?

For things that go bump in the night, you're in the right place. There are some ghostly goings on in darkest Dorset throughout half term with plenty to entertain your little monsters. With spooktacular events, you're guaranteed some fun this Halloween! So don your witch’s hat, dust off your broomstick and have some fright night fun at some of the many Halloween and October Half Term events planned throughout Dorset.

Freaky fun for the whole family in Weymouth 

It’s absolute bedlam and broomsticks down at the Nothe Fort on Wednesday 29th October. There will be a mini Ghost walk and lots of creepy activities including hunt the ghost, spell writing, apple dunking, face painting, treasure hunt, fortune telling and not forgetting prizes for the most imaginative fancy dress.

Also entertaining you all during half term in Weymouth is Freaky Streets! Visitors to the town will be invited to take part in a hunt for “Freaky Friends” around the town starting on 25th October and ending on “Freaky Friday”, 31st October when a host of “Freaky” themed happenings will keep families entertained between 10am and 4pm, including freaky skateboarding and workshop, storytelling, balloon making, and hula hoop displays as well as a chance for children to join in pavement art, freaky circus skills, plus a freaky fancy dress competition.

Scare yourself this October Half Term in Dorset!

There’s skulls, skins and gory things at Avon Heath Country Park on Friday 31st October. Join the rangers from 11.30am – 12.30pm for a dastardly delve into the box of gruesome things collected on the park (booking is essential and all children must bring an adult).

From Thursday 30 October to Saturday 1 November, children are encouraged to don fancy dress for the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Halloween Fun Evenings, when there will be a spectacular laser rave, a scary scars workshop, a creepy-crawly tent, scary characters and free fearsome face-painting. What better place to have Halloween fun in the midst of the light show, with the trees and plants casting their scary shadows!

And , if that’s not all, on Friday 31st October Monkey World are offering FREE ENTRY for both adults and children who are in full Halloween fancy dress costume and Farmer Palmer’s are giving away a FREE RETURN VISIT TICKET for everyone in full fancy dress!

Stay a while with us - if you dare?!

With so much Halloween fun to be had you're sure to find some fright night fun for everybody. Staying for half term? We've got lots of properties in Dorset that will continue the spooky theme just perfectly. Perhaps you might like to stay in a historic old hotel full of ghost stories, or maybe even a secluded cottage in the woods on All Hallow's Eve....ooh...go on we dare you!


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