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Half Term and Halloween in and around Tavistock
With the spooky season upon us you might be trying to plan some ‘fang-tastic’ days out with the family over half term. Luckily for you, Tavistockhas plenty of great events and attractions to visit throughout the week to keep everyone entertained.
Tavistock Halloween Trail (22nd - 29th October)
Tavistock Town Centre always puts on a 'fang-tastic' adventure for little spook hunters. Wander around the town and keep an eye out for eerie houses and their ghoulish occupants. Find and identify all 16 and you will earn a special Halloween goody bag. What’s more there are games to play along the way and could earn you a £10 Tavistock Gift Card to spend in town - what's not to love! The best bit… it’s completely FREE to take part! Pick up your trail sheets from us at Tavistock Guildhall & Visitor Information Centre, Toy Cupboard or Kaleidoscope. Take part in the trail every day during half term, expect for Sunday 23rd October.
Tavistock By Twilight with Simon Dell (22nd October)
Simon Dell used to walk the beat as a local policeman in Tavistock for four decades so he’s had plenty of opportunities to explore the darker side of Tavistock’s history, find lost alleyways and spooky oddities. Join him on this fascinating walk to explore Tavistock at night and journey through the town’s ominous history. It’s the perfect introduction to the scary season!
Tavistock Cemeteries: Heritage walking tour (29th October)
If you love all things spooky, you’ll certainly enjoy our cemeteries walking tour. Tavistock’s long and rich history of Christian diversity reflects the availability of at least 10 different official burial grounds over the centuries, of which only one remains operational today. This 1 mile, 90-minute walk explores the last resting place for Tavistock’s citizens since the Abbey was established in 947 AD. This tour will certainly get you in the mood to celebrate Halloween!
Halloween Woodland Trail and Haunted Hollow at Tamar Trails (22nd – 30th October)
Tamar Trail’s Halloween Trail and Haunted Hollow is back for 2022! Follow spooky clues, try to spot the haunting figures and scary sights as you explore the woodland. If you’re brave enough, you can discover what bewitching entities there are in the haunted hallow. Pick up your clues sheet from the Tamar Trails Centre and if you spot them all correctly you’ll receive a special Halloween treat at the end.
Half Term Halloween at Morwellham Quay (27th – 31st October)
Visit Morwellham Quay during the latter part of half term to take part in their ‘spook-tacular’ Halloween event! Jump on the Scary Mine Train which takes you through the George and Charlotte copper mines with some spooky surprises hiding in the shadows. As well as this, you’ll be able to meet the witch of Morwellham Quay, take part in some creepy crafts and enjoy some trick or treating, all included with your ticket!
Pumpkin picking at Strawberry Fields (22nd – 30th October)
Strawberry Fields are celebrating Halloween with their biggest Pumpkin Fest ever! They boast a huge pumpkin patch with a large variation of colours, sizes and shapes to suit all. As well as this, there’s plenty of great photo opportunities, especially if you arrive in costume, and they’re hosting a spooky magic show by award winning Magic Martin. You could also take part in their Halloween maize maze, if you dare, to help Wilma the Witch complete her potion recipe.
Halloween and Harvest Festival at Cotehele (22nd – 30th Oct)
Cotehele’s resident piskies (the Cornish name for pixies) have been up to no good this Halloween! They’ve hidden a secret message around the gardens of the estate, can you find all seven of their secret houses and read the stories from local folklore to solve the mystery?You can also soak up the autumnal atmosphere during Cotehele’sharvest celebration over half term. Try your hand at the harvest crafts and indulge in a tasty treat made by their bakers.
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