Halloween 2021: What Halloween events are taking place in North Somerset?

Puxton Park pumpkin picking open

Puxton Park's pumpkin patch is now open to visitors, free of charge. - Credit: Puxton Park

Spooky goings on will be occurring across North Somerset over the Halloween period. Here is our round up of events taking place around the area.

Grand Pier Halloween Unfairground.

Grand Pier Halloween Unfairground. - Credit: Archant

Grand Pier, Weston.

The venue will host a Halloween extravaganza; a week filled with all manner of spooktacular entertainment for the entire family to enjoy together during the half-term.

Watch out for the flickering of flames as fiendish fire artists and grinning pumpkins are aglow. Wind your way through the illuminated haunted walls of the pier filled with creepy cobwebs, ghastly ghouls, stilt walking skeletons, larger-than life spiders and beastly bats.

The event runs every day from October 25-31 and the £1 pier entrance fee still applies.

A pumpkin carving session will take place on October 30 from 11am. Entry is £5 per person and includes a pumpkin, carving set and sweet cone to take home.

Puxton Park pumpkin picking how to book

Extra pumpkins have been planted after a busy 2020. - Credit: Puxton Park

Puxton Park, Hewish.

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Puxton Park has confirmed it will open its pumpkin patch to visitors every day in the week leading up to Halloween, free of charge.

The adventure park annually draws in tens of thousands of people looking to carve the perfect pumpkin.

There are more than 40,000 pumpkins on the patch, which are priced between £2 for a handful size and £12 for a huge one that you will need a wheelbarrow to carry.

The patch is open every weekend in October and then every day from October 23-31 from 10am-4pm.

The site, in Cowslip Lane, is located at the far end of the car park opposite reception and is free to enter with no pre-booking required.

Halloween day at Helicopter Museum. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Halloween day at Helicopter Museum. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The Helicopter Museum, Locking.

Volunteers at the Helicopter Museum have been hard at work constructing a haunted graveyard and walk through in their new Visitor Services Building ready for a family fun-day that takes place on October 24.

Visitor services manager Tom Umpleby said: “We really have lots planned for families to see and do throughout the day.

"There will be live magic shows, balloon modelling demonstrations, two giant bubble shows and a chance to climb aboard the actual helicopter that featured in the recent Marvel Black Widow movie.”

Halloween at the Helicopter Museum.

Halloween at the Helicopter Museum. - Credit: Helicopter Museum

Other activities taking place through-out the day will include helicopter flights, open cockpits and a flight simulator.

The Halloween family fun day takes place on October 24 and there is free entry for all children in Halloween fancy dress.

Halloween at The Walnut Tree.

Halloween at The Walnut Tree. - Credit: The Walnut Tree

The Walnut Tree pub, Weston.

The pub in Winterstoke Road will host a Halloween party on October 29.

Landlord Frank Sprackman said: "I’m a firm believer than we massively under celebrate Halloween here in the UK, compared to places like the US where they go hugely over board, here in the UK we hardly allow our children to enjoy it as a celebration time to bring together joy and happiness.

"So this being said I have my Halloween decorations up in the pub for all children and adults to enjoy for the whole month and we have a fantastic Halloween party organised on October 29 with fancy dress where by I have no doubt all customers will participate.

"We have prizes for best dress child and also a prize for the most effort put in by an adult. Our haunted room is free to come and enjoy every day."

Halloween at The Walnut Tree.

Halloween at The Walnut Tree. - Credit: The Walnut Tree

Weston Museum, Weston.

The museum will host Museum After Dark on October 30 from 5-7.30pm, where children can come and explore the galleries at night. They might even bump into someone from long ago.

The feature attraction of the evening is the Creepy Folk Storytelling, told by our very own Somerset Scarecrow. With a few stories told in each session, children will get to hear stories such as The Gurt Worm and hear about some of the witches of Somerset. Some stories are from Somerset Folk Stories for Children, written by Sharon Jacksties.

There will also be an exclusive Museum After Dark Halloween Trail, with a lucky dip prize at the end. This trail will be completely different to the Halloween Trail available throughout the half term.

There is also a fancy dress competition, and a prize will be awarded to the family with the best costumes.

Tickets cost £5 per child with one free accompanying adult, and information on how to book can be found at www.westonmuseum.org/events/ or by popping into the museum, in Burlington Street.

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