Halloween 2019 in Bristol: 8 Events For Kids And Families

Halloween 2019 in Bristol: 8 Events For Kids And Families

Posted on: 14 Oct 2019

Halloween isn’t just for the little ones, but Bristol has got loads going on over half-term to help them get in the spook-season spirit.

 

From torch-lit adventures with deepsea creatures to frighteningly-fun trampoline sessions, there’s something to suit (and spook!) even the toughest of tot this Halloween.

 

Here’s a run-down of our favourite, family-friendly events happening this Halloween.

 

Skeloween @ Bristol Zoo Gardens | 26 October – 3 November

 

Goblins, ghosts, witches – they’re all quite scary. But the scariest thing of them all? It’s got to be skeletons!

 

Head to Bristol Zoo Gardens to let the kids uncover the insides of the zoo’s vertebrates. Let them learn about spooky skeletons – and enjoy Halloween-themed activities.

Skeloween @ Bristol Zoo Gardens | 26 October – 3 November

Zombie Nightmare @ The Galleries  | 30 - 31 October

 

Need to get a little bit of shopping done? Head to The Galleries between 10:00 and 16:00 for a ghostly photoshoot. Enjoy a free face painting, pose for a photo in the scary ghost car, then take it home! Did we mention it’s totally free?

Zombie Nightmare @ The Galleries  | 30 - 31 October

After-dark fun @ Bristol Aquarium | 29 October

 

On 29 October, there’s some family-friendly fun taking place at Bristol Aquarium.

 

On a torchlit tour, learn freakish facts about the creatures that lurk beneath the water’s surface. But be quick! Spaces are limited. 

After-dark fun @ Bristol Aquarium | 29 October

Jump into Halloween @ AirHop Bristol | October 28 – 3 November

 

Trampolining is always a blast for the kids, so why not do it Halloween-style? AirHop is welcoming hoppers of all ages to enjoy Halloween-themed activities. Expect tricks, treats, competitions and loads of prizes!  

Jump into Halloween @ AirHop Bristol

Half-term workshops @ The Flamingo Centre 

 

Based in North Bristol? The Flamingo Centre has got loads of Halloween-fueled fun happening across the half-term. Expect creepy crafts, scary ceramic painting and terrifying tie-dye.

 

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit @ The Redgrave Theatre | 28 October 2019

 

The Redgrave is an intimate, family-friendly theatre situated in the heart of Clifton. So, why not take the kids to see a screening of the hit-animated film just in time for Halloween?

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit @ The Redgrave Theatre | 28 October 2019

Night at the Museum @ RWA | 31 October

 

Are you brave enough? The RWA invites the whole family to uncover the gallery by torchlight this Halloween. Costumes are encouraged, of course!

 

On the night, find creepy crawlies lurking in the 167 Annual Open Exhibition and enjoy lots of arty activities, nibbles and prizes.

Night at the Museum @ RWA | 31 October

Day of the Dead @ Arnos Vale Cemetery 

 

Are your little ones extra creative? Arnos Vale Cemetery has got the perfect Halloween activity for you.

 

Enjoy the Day of the Dead – a Festival that celebrates the lives of those who have passed on – with Bristol-based artist (and former primary teacher) Danielle. Decorate a sugar skull and take it home to keep! 

Day of the Dead Workshop


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Kate Hutchison

Kate Hutchison, co-Editor 365Bristol.com & Editor 365Bath.com 

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