HALLOWEEN AND HALF TERM EVENTS

There's lots to look forward to this year with themed trails, discos, character appearances, arts and crafts, shows, workshops and even a spooktacular panto!
To see what's on near you please take a look below.

SOUTH EAST DORSET

GIGGLES PLAYCENTRE - BOURNEMOUTH

FREAKY FRIDAY HALLOWEEN DISCO

Friday 29 October 2021
Disco with fancy dress competition, games and lots of surprises!

For more information and to book tickets, please see the Giggles Playcentre Facebook page or call 01202 331952.

 

 

MUSEUM OF EAST DORSET - WIMBORNE

Tuesday 26 October 2021
Halloween fun in the garden with creepy crafts, spell making, spooky stories and more.

Saturday 30 October 2021
Dress up and bring your torch for a spooky time in the galleries.

For more information and prices, please visit The Museum of East Dorset.

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DORSET HEAVY HORSE CENTRE - VERWOOD

Monday 25 – Sunday 31 October 2021
In addition to all of the wonderful daily activities and fun at the farm you can also enjoy Smokey Joe's outdoor campfire cooking, have a go at air rifle shooting, paint and take home your own horse shoe and pumpkin carving.

For more information and booking, please visit the Dorset Heavy Horse Centre.

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FARMER PALMERS - POOLE

Monday 25 - Friday 30 October 2021
Children can enjoy 'Soak-a-Spook' tractor rides and pumpkin picking, fancy dress, bunting galore and giggling ghouls.

For more information and tickets, please visit Farmer Palmers.

LEMUR LANDINGS - POOLE

PHASER TAG

Wednesday 27 October 2021
The battle will commence once the teams have been formed, the safety briefing explained, and the laser guns switched on. Come aboard the giant space station themed play frame for 6 adrenaline pumping phaser games and DigiWall fun! Disco lighting music create an atmosphere that's out of this world!

For more information and booking, please visit Lemur Landings.

LOLLIPOPS PLAY CAFE - BOURNEMOUTH

Lollipops Play Café is home to a fun soft play suitable for children aged 7yrs and under.  During half term there will be special character appearances on event days.

For more information, dates, prices and tickets, please visit Lollipops Play Café.

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MAD 4 ANIMALS HALLOWEEN PARTY - POOLE

Saturday 30 October 2021
Join Mad 4 Animals for Dorset’s wildest Halloween party!  Watch the exhilarating show everyone is talking about and be prepared to see all of those creepies crawlies you adults hate but your children love!

Win prizes throughout the show, have photos with the animals, competitions and much more.

For more information and tickets, please visit the Mad 4 Animals Facebook page.

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UPTON COUNTRY PARK - POOLE

Special events are running through the week including a Creepy Creatures Halloween Hunt, Autumn Colour Scavenger Hunt and themed craft workshops.

For more information and prices, please visit Upton Country Park.

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PONY DAYZ - WIMBORNE

Pony Dayz riding stables in Wimborne will have lots of Halloween activities available all week plus an open day on Friday 29 October. Pony rides are available for children over 2yrs.

For more information and to book, please see the Pony Dayz Facebook page.

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SCIENCE ZONE - BOURNEMOUTH

Half term science activities include digging your own fossils, clay volcanoes making, Lego open day and Minecraft workshops.

For more information, dates, prices and booking, please visit the Science Zone.

COACH AND HORSES - WIMBORNE

Saturday 30 October 2021
The Spooky Halloween Disco will involve prizes, games and a fancy dress competition.

For more information and tickets, please see the Coach and Horses Facebook page or call 01202 884869.

PREVAIL JUNIOR - BOURNEMOUTH

HALLOWEEN HAUNT SESSIONS

Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 October 2021
The biggest indoor Flow Park in the country will be holding Halloween themed sessions with free treat bags, Halloween photo booth, free treat bags, lucky dips and best fancy dress competition.

For more information, please visit Prevail Junior or call 01202 818700.

RICK STEIN RESTAURANT - SANDBANKS

Tuesday 26 October 2021
Rick Stein’s restaurant are holding a fun and interactive session for children aged 5-14 years. Meet some fishy friends, get hands-on with cooking fish and learn about the creatures of our sea.

For more information and to book, please visit the Rick Stein Facebook page.

PARLEY COMMON HEATH

HALLOWEEN ON THE HEATH

Friday 29 October 2021
Parley Common is home to all sorts of wonderful and unique species including reptiles and those who attend will head onto the heath to weave their own spider webs, filling them with things you find, play a game of 'Halloween myth-busters', finding out what is true and false about frogs, snakes and lizards and then finish by doing some wild art.

For more information and to book, please visit Arc Trust.

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MOORS VALLEY COUNTRY PARK

Pick up a ‘Wanda the Witch’ trail pack at the Visitor Centre and follow the 1.5 mile route through the forest and around Moors Lake. The Moors Valley Railway pumpkin trail is also back and you can purchase a trail sheet at Lakeside or Kingsmere Station and see what word you can make from the letters you spot around the railway.

Additional activities on selected dates include Besom Broom Making, Autumn Trundle, Pitch and Putt and Meet the Ranger.

For more information, dates and activity prices, please visit Moors Valley Country Park.

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STOUR VALLEY NATURE RESERVE

HALLOWEEN TRAIL

Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 October 2021
The bat themed trail will see you explore the Stour Valley nature reserve. Collect a trail sheet at the Visitor Centre, find out all the answers along the trail and collect your prize at the end.

For more information and trail prices, please visit the Stour Valley Nature Reserve Facebook page.

BOUNCY FUN PLAY - POOLE

Wednesday 27 October 2021
Bouncy Fun Play and the Lovely Bubbly Show will be at Ashdown Leisure Centre.

Friday 29 October 2021
Bouncy Fun Play and a Jamie Jigsaw Spooky Special will be at Rossmore Leisure Centre.

For more information, please visit the Get Up and Bounce Facebook page.

WIMBORNE MODEL TOWN

PUMPKIN CHALLENGE QUIZ

Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 October 2021
Explore the miniature Wimborne Town, Life Before Lego Exhibition, play in Wendy Street, have a game of crazy golf and complete the Pumpkin Challenge Quiz.

For more information, please visit Wimborne Model Town.

LASER QUEST - BOURNEMOUTH

FRIGHT NIGHTS

Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 October 2021
Special Fright Night sessions include 3 games of Laser Quest, spooky half-time mocktail and a Trick or Treat goodie bag.

For more information and prices, please visit Laser Quest Bournemouth.

ORCHARD PLAZA - POOLE

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL MARVELLOUS MARKET

Sunday 31 October 2021
Market with free arts and crafts, treat bags for the first 100 children under 10 years of age, entertainment from Mr Merlin and Okey Dokey the Dragon plus fancy dress prizes.

For more information, please visit Festival Coast Live.

 

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DOLPHIN SHOPPING CENTRE - POOLE

HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT

Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 October 2021
Participants can collect a Scavenger Hunt form from the stand outside Primark and entry will be secured by donation to Forest Holme Hospice Charity. Find 15 painted pebbles hidden in 15 store windows across the Dolphin Shopping Centre and then correct entries will receive a bag of sweets and free entry to win a Halloween Hamper!

For more information, please visit the Forest Holme Hospice Charity Facebook page.

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RED HOUSE MUSEUM - CHRISTCHURCH

There’s plenty going during half term with arts and crafts, a Treehouse Theatre performance and a Halloween Family Fun Night which includes a show by Mr Merlin and Okey Dokey the Dragon, games, Trick or Treat goody bag, museum trail and spooky woodland walk.

For more information, dates and to book, please visit the Red House Museum.

RIVO'S HUB - POOLE

KIDS HALLOWEEN PARTY

Saturday 30 October 2021
Free kids party with disco, refreshments, hot food and a prize for best costume.

For more information, please visit the Rivo’s Hub Facebook page.

SERENITEA CAFE - POOLE

FAMILY HALLOWEEN PARTY

Wednesday 27 October 2021
Fun activities for the whole family with pumpkin carving, Halloween arts and crafts, tons of treats and also tricks!

For more information, please visit the Serenitea Café Facebook page.

FOR THE LOVE OF ART - HIGHCLIFFE

Saturday 30 October 2021
Halloween themed workshop suitable for the whole family.  All materials are provided.

For more information and prices, please visit For the Love of Art.

RURAL AND NORTH DORSET

LASERGUYS LASER TAG - BLANDFORD

Monday 25 – Sunday 31 October 2021
Warm up with the most popular classic games and then jump into Zombie & Candy Hunt!  Don't forget to bring your spookiest Halloween costume!

For more information and booking, please visit Laserguys Laser Tag.

 

 

MARLOWE'S MAKES IMAGIPLAY - GILLINGHAM

Head to Marlowe’s Makes Imagiplay for lots of fun this half term with themed messy play, sand art, pottery and even a Halloween disco!

For more information, dates and to book, please visit Marlowe’s Makes Imagiplay.

PURBECK AREA

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JAMIE JAMBO LIVE - WIMBORNE

Sunday 24 October 2021
Join comedy magician Jamie Jambo for a Spooktastic Halloween Party! Come dressed as your favourite spooky character and enjoy a comedy Juggling and Magic Performance featuring audience interaction, illusions and puppetry plus a Halloween music themed mini disco monster ball.

For more information and tickets, please visit Ticket Source.

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CORFE CASTLE

Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 October 2021
Join Mistress Gabrielle the kitchen maid and Thomas the master carver as they prepare for a feast in honour of Sir Christopher Hatton, the first private owner of Corfe Castle. There will be talks, displays and activities for all the family to get involved in.

For more information and tickets, please visit the National Trust Corfe Castle.

DURLSTON COUNTRY PARK - SWANAGE

There’s lots of activities and workshops running through half term including an introduction to orienteering, children’s nature and woodland art plus a Halloween trail.

For more information, dates and event prices, please visit Durlston Country Park.

SURVIVAL ZONE - WAREHAM

This immersive, theatrical experience puts our guests in the middle of a crisis – the Living Dead have taken over!

The south coasts premier scare attraction will be suitable for adults and older children.

For more information and tickets, please visit Survival Zone.

THE TANK MUSEUM - BOVINGTON

Monday 25 – Sunday 31 October 2021
The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life. Experience the biggest day out in history with 100 years of history, 300 tanks, kids activities, and more at Dorset’s largest indoor attraction.

For more information and tickets, please visit The Tank Museum.

 

THE BLUE POOL - WAREHAM

Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 October 2021
The Blue Pool have lots of themed fun planned with spooky trails around the pool, pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, spooky tails and treats around the fire pit.

For more information, please visit The Blue Pool Facebook page.

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STUDLAND BAY

OLD HARRY’S SHIPWRECK ADVENTURE

Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 October 2021
Old Harry has been shipwrecked and he needs your help! Search Studland and discover tasks on the beach, in the dunes and through the woodland to help Harry find his ship.

For more information and activity prices, please visit National Trust Studland Bay.

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WIPEOUT WORLD - WAREHAM

Sunday 31 October 2021
Expect to dash through the 50ft obstacle course, tumble from the big red balls and be swept off your feet by the Spinning Wipeout Beams!

For more information and tickets, please visit Wipeout World.

CAREYS SECRET GARDEN - WAREHAM

Saturday 30 October 2021
Create Garden Guardian Tree Sprites, Halloween-inspired bird feeders, as well as putting a bit of natural magic back with Woodland Wands. Your children (with a little bit of help from you) will be able to make, and then take home all their creations.

For more information, please visit Carey's Secret Garden.

WEST DORSET

WEYMOUTH PAVILION

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR PANTO

Tuesday 26 October 2021
Join the cast for a spooky spectacular like no other as the intrepid explorers visit a local castle for their school project only to discover spooky goings - on and things that go bump in the night! Along the way they'll meet colourful characters who come to life before your very eyes to create a hilarious Halloween event like no other!
Featuring your favourite Halloween hits, gameshow-style audience participation, ultra violet puppetry and incredible illusions, this is one trick-or-treat you won't want to miss!

For more information and tickets, please visit the Weymouth Pavilion.

NOTHE FORT - WEYMOUTH

Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 October 2021
An exciting programme of family activities will be running throughout the week and families can visit the famous ghost tunnels, hunt for bats around the Fort, join in a slimmy slime making workshop and pop in the School of Spells to practice your spell making.

For more information, please visit Nothe Fort.

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WEYMOUTH SEALIFE

ASCARIUM EVENT

Saturday 9 – Sunday 31 October 2021
Follow the immersive trail to find the Sea Witch’s missing potion ingredients hidden throughout the depths of the tanks, where you will also discover some of the spookiest creatures of the sea and you might also receive a treat (or trick)!
Not only will there be an excitingly eerie trail for visitors, but guests will also be able to tackle visual games and activities and have a supernatural snap with the witch’s cauldron.

For more information and tickets, please visit SEA LIFE Weymouth.

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SHIRE HALL HISTORIC COURTHOUSE MUSEUM -DORCHESTER

Monday 25 – Saturday 30 October 2021
A spooky Halloween theme will take over the cells, courtroom and café of Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum.
Children will be able to take part in a slippery slime making workshop, a count the spider trail, and a selection of Halloween themed treats and autumnal drinks will be available in the café.

**Up to 2 children (per one paying adult) dressed up for Halloween will receive FREE entry**

For more information, please visit Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum.

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WEST BAY DISCOVERY CENTRE

West Bay Discovery Centre will be celebrating a plastic-free HallowGREEN! Find the sneaky spiders that have hidden themselves all around the Centre and get some fun ideas for plastic-free Halloween crafts.

Thursday 28 October 2021
In partnership with Clean Jurassic Coast their resident mermaid will be face-painting and storytelling, followed by a beach clean.

For more information, please visit West Bay Discover Centre.

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BREWERY SQUARE - DORCHESTER

HALLOWEEN GHOST HUNT

Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 October 2021
Head to the Concierge Office to collect your form, find all the ghosts around Brewery Square and return your completed form for a free prize!

For more information, please visit Brewery Square.

WEYMOUTH TOWN SAFARI

ALEBRIJE AUGMENTED TRAIL

Saturday 9 October – Sunday 7 November 2021
Hidden around town are 10 magical Mexican folk-art inspired creatures to find. Scan the QR codes to collect digital stamps, learn the story and take selfies with them in augmented reality.
The free trail takes about 45 minutes to complete and players win an e-book at the end that concludes the story.

For more information, please visit We Are Weymouth.

THE WALLED GARDEN MORETON

Saturday 16 - Sunday 31 October 2021
Another fun trail for families will soon begin at The Walled Garden. Complete the Autumn Quiz and discover amazing facts - but watch out for some spooky visitors!  See if you find the hidden pumpkins and all of the Halloween friends!

For more information and prices, please visit The Walled Garden.

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DORSET PUMPKIN PATCH

Visiting a Pumpkin Patch has become very popular and children of all ages will enjoy going out into the fields to pick their favourite to carve at home.  Some farms will have sledges to take into the fields and some will have additional activities including arts and crafts.

Dorsetmums has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this site and does not accept liability for any errors or omission. Please also note that an event or venue may cancel or close at any time and therefore you should consider contacting beforehand.