5 spook-tacular things to do in Bristol this October

Looking for half-term Halloween inspiration? Or just a fang-tastic way to spend your Friday night this October? Look no further, we’ve got 5 fab ideas to fill your diary.

Image Credit: Bristol Zoo Gardens
Image Credit: Flight Club Bristol
  1. Skeloween at Bristol Zoo Gardens 

    23rd to 31st October - College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA

    For something educational and enjoyable, why not visit Skeloween at Bristol Zoo Gardens this half-term? For the adults, it’s a chance to take in the array of autumnal colours in the zoo’s 12 acres of award-winning gardens, while the kids can spot spooky skeletons on your way around. And all the family can learn all about the clever bones inside your favourite vertebrates, with over 300 incredible animal species to discover.
  2. FEAR at Avon Valley Scream Park  

    15th to 31st October – Pixash Lane, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1TP

    Not advised for the faint hearted (or for under 12’s), Avon Valley are back for 2021 with their famous FEAR Scream Park. Voted the UK’s Best Scream Park in 2019, you won’t want to miss out. There are 5 intense scare mazes, thrill rides, immersive street acts and an immense fire show. And if it all gets too much then don’t worry! There is a great selection of street food stalls and bars to relax and calm your nerves!
  3. Bristol Film Festival: Up, at Clifton Observatory

    October 23rd - Litfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3LT

    This Autumn, there is a brand new venue for the Bristol Film Festival, with the first ever screening taking place at Clifton Observatory! At a venue well known for balloon-spotting, what better film to start the festival than Disney-Pixar’s animated adventure, Up! Book now to enjoy a film that will make the whole family’s heart soar, in a location which is worthy of a visit alone.
  4. Pumpkin Fest at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

    9th to 31st October  - Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Clevedon, BS48 1PG

    Over the course of October, there is lots to explore at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. Discover some of the amazing little critters that come alive in the Autumn throughout October half term, as the team offer a chance to get up close with some of the zoo’s exotic bugs – if you dare! Or if creepy crawlies aren’t for you, grab a wheelbarrow and head to the pumpkin patch to pick out some whopper sized pumpkins!
  5. Bristol Spooky Brunch 

    30th to 31st October – Flight Club Bristol, 41 Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1HT

    Finally, this one is for adults - A Halloween themed Spooky Brunch Social at Bristol’s newest venue: Flight Club. A fun and different way to celebrate the start the spooky season, you can enjoy a devilish cocktail, prosecco, and bottomless pizza! If you needed another reason to book your ticket, you can also unleash your competitive side with social darts.