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Halloween Events in Dorset

12 September 2018

The October half-term is now synonymous with Halloween and the themed fun that takes place. If you’re out and about in Dorset, you’ll find many a Halloween event happening, so grab your broomsticks, sharpen those fangs, and prepare to have one hell of a good time!

Dorset Halloween events include everything from ghoulish ghost hunts and fright nights, to zombie invasions and sea witches! It's scary how much there is to choose from...

Halloween Events

23 October 2018
Wimborne, Dorset
Crafty's Halloween SpooktacularEvery Halloween, Crafty the Crow invites all his friends to see the treasured Golden Pumpkin at his Halloween Spooktacular – the biggest Halloween party in town! But this year someone is up to no good, because the Golden Pumpkin has been stolen… but who by? Surely not Pongo the Pig? Or Sheena the Sheep? Or maybe Barry the Butler did it! Come in your scariest Halloween costume and help ...
23 October 2018
Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch, Dorset
Meet the GruffaloSee the Gruffalo at intervals throughout the day at Adventure Wonderland.
23 October 2018
Weymouth, Dorset
Nothe Fort Halloween Family Fun DayA family fun day for the little ones - this event will not be too scary. However, there will be ghost hunts and stories with the return of "Wanda Weatherwax" who will guide you through the tunnels down below. We might even find the dark and mysterious figure of the "Undertaker". There will be face painting, mad merlin the magician and his magic show, Potion Making Please come in fancy dress ...
24 October 2018
Bridport, Dorset
Film: GhostbustersA team of scientists; Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis); lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City and decide to become “ghostbusters”. They and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) join forces to help rid the residents of New York City of their new-found supernatural pest problem … for money, of course. After receiving a ...
24 October 2018
Portland Museum, Portland, Dorset
Halloween Kids' Fun DayAre you brave enough to take a spooky stroll down Wakeham to Portland Museum’s Halloween Kids’ Fun Day? There’ll be lots of creepy crafts and supernatural snacks to keep your kids entertained and refreshed. Feel free to dress as ghoulish as you like! Tickets are £4.00 for children, adults free. To keep an eye on numbers, we are asking people to book this year as our Dino Day was very busy. ...
25 October 2018
Bella Ceramics, Weymouth, Dorset
Halloween Kids Party👻🎃🕷 Halloween Kids Party🕷🎃👻 ☠️ Fancy dress (prize for best dressed) ☠️ Pottery Painting Halloween figurine ☠️ Make Halloween Critter Slime ☠️ Halloween Milkshake & Popcorn ☠️ Halloween fun game! £12 pp suitable for ages 5yrs + payment on booking essential - please call the studio on 01305 780 343 to book your child on 🎨
24 Oct 2018 to 25 Oct 2018
New Forest, Dorset
Halloween Stories at Moors ValleyA special Halloween story followed by the chance to make your own traditional besom broom. Get into the Halloween spirit with Julia Donaldson’s popular story ‘Room on the Broom’ before making your very own mini broomstick to fly away home with. Please meet at the Information Point in the Visitor Centre 5 mins before the start of the event. Booking essential. The story will be read in ...
25 October 2018
Poole, Dorset
Spooky ScaplensMeet our resident witch and explore some horrible handling objects on a spooky trail around Scaplen’s Court. Time: 1pm to 4pm.
25 October 2018
Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Dorset
Theatre: FrankensteinThe nineteenth century is drawing to an end, and a brave new world is set to dawn. But the new age of enlightenment and reason will soon be challenged, and scientific fact cast under, when the charismatic preacher, Frankenstein, shocks Britons to the core with his claims. For the reverend can communicate with the dead, and those sceptics intolerant of his beliefs will soon pay for their ...
26 October 2018
Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset
Halloween Bistro on Swanage RailwayGet all steamed up on our spooky Halloween Special Bistro dining train! Our special Halloween-inspired menu includes gory delights such as Twisted Intestines and Hellfire Chicken, and if that is not enough our tasty desserts are bound to tempt the devil in anyone! Many of the diners on our ghostly Bistro train enter into the spirit by dressing up in ghoulish fashion. Come and join in the ...
22 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018
Farmer Palmers, Wareham, Dorset
Spooktacular Family FunHalloween Spooktacular Family Fun at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park. Let our dressed up “BOO CREW” entertain your little ones! There's cauldrons full of family fun to be had down on the farm this Halloween Half Term! Our team are ready to give you ghoulish great service and spooktacular entertainment! Low key fang-tastic family fun for little ones! Extra spooky daily activities - more ...
23 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018
Lulworth Castle & Park, Lulworth, Dorset
Join us at Lulworth castle for spooktacular half term fun, with lots of themed activities to enjoy! Meet Merlin the magician, play in the leaf pile, hunt the bats or make a spooky mask! There will be plenty to do for all the family to enjoy!
24 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Dorset
Abbotsbury Gardens Halloween Fright NightsWednesday 24th – Saturday 27th October, 4:30pm until 9:00pm. Free face painting (scary faces), fancy dress encouraged. Come and meet the Bugs and stay for the Bug show. And do not miss scary wounds, Surgery. Why not join the fun by dressing up and prepare yourself to be both ‘tricked and treated!’
26 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018
Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch, Dorset
Adventure Wonderland Monster BashAll sorts of scary and ghoulish creatures appear for the night time Monster Bash at Adventure Wonderland between 6.30-9pm on the 26/27th (pre-booking essential). Book online for 10% discount.
27 October 2018
Studland, Dorset
Fancy Dress Halloween PartyIt's time to freak out at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club's annual Halloween party. With a 2-course dinner and disco you'll have a hell of a time!
27 October 2018
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ghostly Whispers Audio TourJoin us at the Russell Cotes Museum for an other-worldly audio tour through the historic house. A chilling combination of Gothic tales and ghostly sightings washed down with drinks from Annie’s Unearthly Apothecary. Tickets £9. Not suitable for children under 12 years. To book visit the Welcome Desk during opening hours, call 01202 451820 or follow the Buy tickets link on our website.
20 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018
Wareham, Dorset
Halloween at the Blue PoolEnjoy spooky hunts around the Pool, then head for the Teahouse and get a special 15% discount off all refreshments all week.
27 October 2018
Portland, Dorset
Halloween Bird FeedersMake spooky bird feeders at the Chesil Beach Centre to go in your garden at Halloween. From £1 per item. Meet at the Chesil Beach Centre, Portland Road. Children must be accompanied. Pay & display car park. No booking required. Contact us on 01305 206191.
26 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018
Bournemouth, Dorset
Hengistbury Head Halloween TrailFollow our very popular Halloween trail, solving clues along the way, and then collect a small prize. Starts and finishes at the Visitor Centre. 10am to 3.30pm. No need to book. £3 per child.
27 October 2018
Poole, Dorset
Lewey's Trick or Treat PartyPark your brooms at the door as it’s that time of the year again. Get out your hats and broomsticks, wizard wear and ghostly get ups and come and have a fang-tastic time at our Lewey’s Halloween Trick or Treat Party on the 27th October. Join us for a fun-filled evening of entertainment, ghoulishly good grub and don’t forget, if you want a tasty sweet to eat, be sure to holler TRICK OR ...
25 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018
Bridport, Dorset
Mapperton Halloween Fun DaysHair-raisingly fantastic half-term activities for the whole family including gunge-packed game shows from Strawberry Jam’s Twitch the Witch and blood-tinged entertaining enactments from an olden days tormented Surgeon. Are your kids too young to enjoy scary evening events? Our fun days are perfect for toddlers and younger children and offer a family-friendly daytime alternative. Our ...
26 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018
Weymouth, Dorset
Nothe of the Living DeadThough their presentation may vary, each experience shares a common thread – humankind versus zombie – a theme that Nothe of the Living Dead will continue to entertain our visitors who have the courage to participate in this event. Set in one of the UK’s most haunted attractions, Dorset’s Nothe Fort will be an immersive zombie experience that sees survivors of the new apocalypse battling ...
27 October 2018
Poole, Dorset
Poole Zombie FestThe first Zombie Fest, organised by Poole BID and Zombie Escapes HQ, will be taking over Poole High Street on Saturday, October 27, starting from 12pm. Poole Zombie Fest is a free, family-friendly day of spook-tacular activities taking place within Falkland Square, in the Dolphin Shopping Centre. All visitors are encouraged to wear zombie fancy dress and visit the special effects team and ...
26 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018
Poole, Dorset
Pumpkin CarvingPumpkins and tools are provided, so come along to the Education Centre at Upton Country Park from 10am to 4pm and get creative! £4 per child.
20 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018
Sandworld, Weymouth, Dorset
Sandworld's HalloweenPumpkin carving with a difference! How good are your skills at carving a sand pumpkin! There's also a Halloween hunt, quiz and lucky dip. There's FREE admission for those wearing full spooky fancy dress, so dig out your scariest costume and have a wicked time!
27 October 2018
Bournemouth, Dorset
Southbourne's FrankenfestSaturday 28th October - Join the spectacular spooky fun taking place in Southbourne this Halloween! All the rage with youngsters, Halloween is a spooky, special event with an excuse to get dressed up have fun, and trick or treat! Halloween is becoming more and more popular year on year in the Bournemouth coastal areas. Southbourne high street, Southbourne Grove and Fishermans Walk. ...
27 October 2018
Wareham, Dorset
In aid of the Jim Cronin Memorial fund, why not grab your scariest costume and enjoy a delicious dinner, take part in spooky games and throw some scary shapes to disco music. More details by clicking on the events page on the website.
22 Oct 2018 to 27 Oct 2018
Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Witch HuntCan you find the hidden witches in some of Weymouth's shops? Lots of fun and prizes to be won!
20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018
Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch, Dorset
Adventure Wonderland: Home of HalloweenAdventure Wonderland's perfect for fang-tastic adventures this half-term, plus there’s a visit from everyone’s favourite monster, The Gruffalo on 23rd. The giant hedge maze becomes a mysterious and enchanted land of cobwebs, curses and creepy characters, for a family-friendly spooky adventure. (Subject to weather conditions, so don’t forget your wellies). Plus don’t miss the spooktacular ...
20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018
Beaulieu, New Forest, Dorset
Beaulieu Half-term Halloween FunDiscover the fantasy and folklore of Halloween at Beaulieu this October half-term! Visit us between 20 - 28 October to see harvest festival-themed decorations in Palace House and celebrate the magic of autumn with all the family. Restless spirits have been seen and heard in Palace House over the centuries. Listen to costumed guides as they tell chilling ghost stories from the ...
20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018
Studland, Dorset
Creatures of the NightTake part in our nature-themed Halloween trail at Studland Beach. Meet Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Studland, BH19 3AQ from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018
New Forest Wildlife Park, New Forest, Dorset
Creepy Crawly CountComplete the Creepy Crawly Quiz - 20th to 28th October at the New Forest Wildlife Park. Answer insect-related questions. £1.00 to enter and medal prize. Normal entry applies.
20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018
Half Price Half TermHalf Price entry to Dorset local residents throughout October half term at Kingston Maurward Animal Park & Gardens! Half price entry valid for BH, DT & SP postcodes. To receive discount simply bring something with you that shows your address! (Offer valid from Saturday 20th until Sunday 28th October). Free Daily Activities – Schedule: 10.00-10.30 Pony Grooming 11.00-11.30 ...
20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018
Dorchester, Dorset
Half Term Halloween at Shire HallShire Hall will be full of scarily fun activities this half term! Throughout the half-term holidays, Shire Hall will become home to all sorts of family-friendly fun. We’ll have slippery slime-making workshops, spider trails and gruesome touchy-feely guessing games. Come around our spooky underground cells at the most haunting time of the year. On Tuesday and Thursday, join us for spooky ...
20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018
Poole, Dorset
Half-term at BrownseaDare you enter Brownsea's haunted woods, this October half term? Set sail to Brownsea for a week of frightful fun for the whole family. Venture into the creepy copse and brave giant spiders, skeletons and ghosts. Children can flex their creativity with ghoulish crafts or snap some spooktacular pictures with our props. Head to the witches' corner at the Visitor Centre every day from 10am ...
27 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018
Christchurch, Dorset
Halloween at Highcliffe CastleThis family-friendly Halloween event sees the castle come alive at night! Do the owls have some secrets to tell? The journey will see our brave visitors explore the rooms of the castle, completing fun games and activities as they go! Dates: 27th – 28th October 2018 Times: 2-7pm Where: Inside the whole castle! Tickets – £5 each and can be purchased by calling 01425 278807.
20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018
Wimborne, Dorset
Halloween at Wimborne Model TownTake part in our spooky Halloween quiz which takes place all week. On Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th, watch our spooky fun and magic shows with Mervyn Cole at 12 noon and 2pm.
27 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018
Dorchester, Dorset
Halloween Ghost Hunt Brewery SquareOur popular Halloween Ghost Hunt will be returning this year! Join us for another "spooktacular" 2-day event and spot all the images around the shops and restaurants to win a free Halloween treat! Forms can be collected from The Concierge Office opposite the Dorchester South Station. This year we are also hosting a 'best dressed' competition, awarding a prize to the child with the spookiest ...
20 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018
Bournemouth, Dorset
Kingfisher Barn Halloween TrailSolve the clues and win a fangtastic sur-prize! No need to book - £2.50 per child. 10am to 3pm at Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre.
28 October 2018
Poole, Dorset
Pumpkin ParadeOur popular pumpkin carving and fancy dress competition is back, with categories and prizes for both children and adults! Enjoy Halloween themed crafts and activities throughout the day as well. In the Walled Garden of Upton House. 11am to 3pm. £2.50 per child.
30 October 2018
Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Library Halloween SpooktacularCome and join us for Halloween fun with games, crafts and a treasure hunt! Free tickets available from the Library. Monday 30th October 5pm-6pm Ages 5-11 All welcome!
31 October 2018
Bridport, Dorset
Film: Ghost StoriesProfessor Phillip Goodman devotes his life to exposing phoney psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans. His scepticism soon gets put to the test when he receives news of three chilling and inexplicable cases – disturbing visions in an abandoned asylum, a car accident deep in the woods and the spirit of an unborn child. Even scarier – each of the macabre stories seems to have a sinister ...
31 October 2018
Halloween at Monkey WorldFREE entry to all children in full Halloween fancy dress on the 31st October! Join in a fang-tastic day, with spooky trails, scary storytelling and a free fancy dress competition with prizes.
29 Oct 2018 to 31 Oct 2018
Weymouth, Dorset
Paranormal Tours"Deeper Underground" Paranormal Tours of the Nothe Fort Tunnels. Adults Only (Not Suitable for under 16s) Tours last approximately one hour with a 30-minute tour of our underground tunnels and 30-minute question & answer session with light refreshments. Ticket price is £10pp available on-line only from the 10th September 2018. Tours Times are: 7pm: 8.15pm & 9.30pm. Our local ...
01 Nov 2018 to 03 Nov 2018
Poole, Dorset
Theatre: The Nightmare RoomTwo women One locked room One bottle of poison A contemporary thriller adapted from a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Helen regains consciousness, bound and blindfolded in a locked room. Her captor is her best friend Catherine. A deadly game of Russian roulette ensues. But the game – like the room – is far from what it seems ... A sinister labyrinth of betrayal and revenge, ...
20 Oct 2018 to 04 Nov 2018
Weymouth, Dorset
AscariumDouble, double – toil and trouble! Enter the Ascarium this Halloween and take a step into the creepy deep at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park. From 20th October – 4th November, guests will be able to meet the creatures who go bump in the night and reserve their place at the Sea Witch’s cauldron. For a limited time only, potion ingredients will be scattered throughout the Ascarium. Along ...
27 Oct 2018 to 04 Nov 2018
Sherborne, Dorset
Haunted Haynes WeekJoin us this October half term (27th Oct - 4th Nov), for a “Spook-tacular” Halloween trail. Hunt down the pumpkins hidden amoungst the Museum's cars and bikes and unearth some fascinating Halloween facts. The Halloween trail is suitable for children of all ages.
20 Oct 2018 to 04 Nov 2018
Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorset
October half termExplore our spooky All Hallows quest, learn about mysterious natural creatures & find all the missing pumpkins. Create your own creepy creature in our craft tent and get involved in traditional artisan crafts in the castle. The Great Escape (11am-3pm): Bring your own brave teddy to rescue one of our knights from the clutches of King John & help them escape down the zip wire from the Castle ...
31 Oct 2018 to 04 Nov 2018
Bournemouth, Dorset
The Shelley Frankenstein FestivalThe Shelley Frankenstein Festival was established to celebrate the life and works of the Shelley family, some of whom lived in the Boscombe / Bournemouth area and many of whom are buried in Bournemouth. The main Frankenstein Festival focus is 31st October - 4th November, with AUB sponsoring an academic conference for 31st Oct & 1st Nov; to be focussed in St Peter's, with keynote speakers ...

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