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

The zoo will host Pumpkin Fest during October. 

The zoo will host Pumpkin Fest during October. - Credit: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

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.


Half-term scarecrow trail, Portishead.

Portishead Primary School will host a scarecrow trail for everyone to follow all through half-term right up to Halloween night.

It costs £2 per person to do the trail. Buy online or in Ebb & Flow in High Street.

People can download the map and follow the spooky trail. There will be questions to answer along the way and every correctly filled in answer sheet goes into a prize draw.

If you would like to have a scarecrow on the trail, it needs to be displayed from October 24 to November 1.

Search for Friends Of Portishead Primary School on Facebook to download the form to register.


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Puxton Park, Hewish.

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. 

Meerkats have explored their own pumpkin patch.

Meerkats have explored their own pumpkin patch. - Credit: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.

A bumper crop of more than 1,000 pumpkins have been harvested at a Wraxall zoo.

Until October 31, pumpkin fest returns to the zoo, turning the zoo farm and farm shop autumnal bright orange for the month.

Pumpkin Fest will also feature special bug talks from October 25-29, where guests can discover more about their favourite little critters and get up close to some of the zoo’s exotic invertebrates.

The zoo’s Top Trumps trail also continues with vibrant autumnal colours and a free limited-edition card to celebrate the event; the giant African land snail, available on entry until October 31.

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is open 10.30am–5pm over October with day tickets costing £18 for adults and £13 for children. From October 23-31 prices change to £19.95 for adults and £15.95 for children.

Sophie Heath

Sophie Heath. - Credit: Sophie Heath

Family fun Halloween workout, Clevedon.

Sophie Heath will host a workout session on Salthouse Fields on October 29 from 9.30-10am.

Sophie  is a pregnancy and post-natal specialist personal trainer and Nutritionist from Clevedon who is passionate about getting people up and active throughout all stages of life. This Halloween at 9.30am she is holding a 30 minute family friendly workout on the Salthouse fields in Clevedon in order to help raise money for Light Up The Parks campaign, in association with Discover Clevedon and Clevedon BID, to help luminate Clevedon this Christmas.

The workout is free but there is a suggestion donation to the campaign of £5 per family. All abilities welcome, and there is a prize for the best costume. Please email sophie@sophieheath.co.uk to sign up. More information on other classes, events & services Sophie offers can be found at www.sophieheath.co.uk.  

Bex Letts preparing for her Halloween Country Fair

Bex Letts preparing for her Halloween Country Fair. - Credit: Tracey Fowler

Autumn fair, Clapton-in-Gordano.

A pumpkin trail treasure hunt, spooky biscuit icing, pumpkin painting and a Halloween themed fancy dress competition for the children are just some of the seasonal activities on offer at the Sperrings Country Fair this month.

The country fairs held on the last Saturday of the month at Sperrings Equestrian Centre in Clapton-in-Gordano throughout the summer have proved so popular that the organisers have invested in a bell tent to help them continue the local markets during the autumn.

The autumn fair on October 30 offers alternatives to trick or treating with plenty of topical activities for the children and there will also be the usual array of stalls selling handcrafted goods and local produce.

There will also be teas, coffee and cakes and The Country Cabin gift shop will be open. The event will run from 10am-2pm at the Moor Lane centre.


* If you are attending any events, please send us your pictures to nstimes@archant.co.uk

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