The best Halloween events for kids in and around Bristol in 2020

Scary costumes are already filling shops and pumpkins are popping up in windows, which means Halloween is almost upon us.

It was revealed earlier this week that kids cannot go trick or treating this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The city’s annual Zombie Walk has also been cancelled.

But do not despair because there’s still lots of fun, Covid safe activities going ahead for families hoping to celebrate the spooky festival.

And to make sure you don’t miss out on any of it, we’ve complied a helpful list of some of the main activities.

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Halloween fun at Puxton Park

From a spooky scavenger hunt to pumpkin painting, there’s lots going on at this attraction to mark the ghoulish festival.

There will also be creepy critters sessions throughout the week of celebrations.

When? October 24 to November 1.

Find out more here.

Halloween at Old Down Estate

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(Image: David Betts/Bristol Live)

Back by popular demand, this event allows the little ones to take part in pumpkin bowling, a spooky dress-up competition and a Scavenger Hunt.

For the pumpkin carving, book a time slot at the ticket office. Entry tickets can be bought upon arrival at the park or online.

When? October 26 to 31.

Find out more here.

Drive-in Cinema at Filton Airfield

The former runway at Filton Airfield

Monster Inc, Hotel Transylvania, Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters and Hocus Pocus will be showing over half term week as special Halloween events.

There are limited spaces available so buy your tickets while you still can.

When? October 23 to November 1.

BS9 Halloween Window Wanderland

Homeowners across the Westbury-on-Trym area plan to decorate their windows and gardens with a number of creative and exciting spooky artwork.

Families from across the city are invited to visit the designs.

When? October 31.

Click here to find out more.

Bradley Stoke’s Scarecrow Trail

(Image: Winterbourne Scarecrow Trail)

This annual event lets the little ones view a wide a wonderful collection of Wizards and Witches Scarecrows in gardens across the area.

Based completely outdoors, it allows the whole the family to dress up and take part in some spooky, Covid safe fun.

When? October 24 to 31

Find out more here.

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