Our Pick of October Activities in Bristol

1. Pumpkinfest at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

When: 9th October to 5th November 2023

Where: Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Clevedon, BS48 1PG

Over the course of October, there’s lots to explore at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm.

Discover some of the amazing critters that come alive this Autumn, get up close with some of the zoo’s exotic bugs, take part in the Owl of the World Trail, or watch one of the Birds of Prey displays. Finish the day by grabbing a wheelbarrow and heading to the pumpkin patch to pick out the largest - or the weirdest-looking pumpkins on offer.

2. Spooky Movies at Bristol Film Festival

When: 12th to 30th October 2023

Where: Various locations around Bristol

This Autumn, there’s a whole host of classic spooky films to watch as part of the Bristol Film Festival.
You can engage in various exciting activities to elevate your adrenaline levels, from joining in the sing-along session of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Bristol Improv Theatre to savoring the beloved family film Hocus Pocus at Arnos Vale Cemetery, or even immersing yourself in the timeless tale of Dracula at Redcliffe Caves.

Head over to Bristol Film Festival for the full line up.

3. Fear at Avon Valley Scream Park

When: 13th to 31st October 2023

Where: Pixash Lane, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1TP

Fear is an experience for true lovers of horror and not one for the faint-hearted.

Returning once more is the infamous Fear show, with thrilling funfair rides, and iconic street entertainment. Dare you scale up the horrors? Book in for The Exorcism or add Fright Feast to your booking. And if you fancy a more relaxed activity, their Pumpkin Patch opens on 30th September!

4. The Flaming Feathers Autumn Ball

When: 20th October 2023, 19:00 to 22:30

Where: The Community Centre, The Arch, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 4AB

For people aged 18 and over, the Flaming Feathers are bringing their first-ever Autumn Ball to Bristol.

At this glamorous event, you can expect to see ghoulish flappers, fan-dancing devils, go-go ghosts, mind-blowing magic and enchanting witches. The organisers promise a true Halloween feast of burlesque, magic and cabaret.

5. Howl-Oween Trail at Wild Place Project

When: 21st October to 5th November 2023

Where: Wild Place Project, Blackhorse Hill, Bristol, BS10 7TP

For something educational and enjoyable, why not take the kids to the fang-tastic Howl-oween trail at The Wild Place?

Grab a Halloween activity trail leaflet and explore the award-winning Bear Wood to see the bears before they go into hibernation. Learn about animal bones, skulls and x-rays. Enter the witch’s campsite, if you dare, and get stuck into creepy craft-making. The best part - at the end of the trail there’s a little ‘trick or treat’ surprise!