Planning to visit East Devon and the Jurassic Coast this half term? Well if you’re looking for things to fill your days, here are some suggestions across the East Devon area.

In Sidmouth, head to the Donkey Sanctuary to join in their Haunted Hay Bales event – head to the gift shop on arrival and grab a trail sheet and then as you make your way around, keep your eyes peeled for this year’s Halloween Neddies! Each one you find earns you a stamp which you can redeem for prizes at the end of your visit!

Of course, there are also the town’s museums to check out and a host of other things to do. Why not book a session at Something Lovely in Libra Court and create something spooky ready for decorating the house at Halloween?

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Fancy going on a ghost hunt? Then make your way over to Seaton and jump aboard Seaton Tramway where tiy can track down escaped ghouls across the tram route! Taking place throughout half term and free as part of your entry, there’s no reason not to become a ghostbuster for the day!

That’s not all on offer at Seaton Tramway, there is also a chance to get creative with their Creepy Crafts activity taking place on 28th and 29th October. Book your session online or with the team now. There are also craft activities taking place at Seaton Wetlands on 27th October where the kids can join the wetland’s education rangers for a morning of autumn themed activities including crafting and cooking over a campfire. Make sure to book your tickets in advance via Wild East Devon.

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Ottery St Mary

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Ottery is a great place to visit this half term, especially if you’re a fan of Halloween. Not only is the town the inspiration behind Ottery St Catchpole in the Harry Potter series, but it was once home to a colony of pixies! Don’t worry, the pixies were banished back in the summer, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t scares to still be had! At Wildwood Devon, you can meet the witch of Wildwood over half term, take part in a pumpkin trail, have a go at carving your own and meet some adorable creatures who will also be getting into the spooky spirit!

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If you’re feeling creative, spend some of your time over half term at Honiton’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery. There will be two creative workshops taking place during half term including an animation session and a printmaking workshop. Get in touch with the gallery to book your space.

While you’re in town, you could also visit the Allhallows Museum where you learn more about the history of the town’s main industry and how it is connected to Queen Victoria! There are loads of lovely places to go for bracing autumn walks around Honiton too – so whether you fancy getting out with the dog or taking advantage of a dry day, you’ll find plenty of stunning scenery to explore here.

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Budleigh Salterton

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Into skateboarding? Experience a new place to do those ollies and flips at Lime Kiln Skatepark in Budleigh Salterton. Alternatively, go searching for fossils on the beach – just don’t take any of the pebbles with you!

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Fancy going further afield?
Don’t forget to check out Crealy’s Spook Fest event! With a host of Halloween themed attractions, as well as all the usual rides and all weather fun, there’s new activities, familiar favourites and fun for the whole family here. If the weather is good, why not grab your bikes and explore the East Devon Way or get your walking boots on and follow the South West Coast Path to create your own adventures this half term.

For a spooky option this half term, why not head out and do some pumpkin picking? There are several businesses around East Devon and heading towards Exeter offering the chance to pick your own pumpkins over half term. Make sure to ask at the local TIC or your accommodation provider for a local’s guide on where to get your pumpkins ready for carving at Halloween!