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What’s on in Bath for Halloween 2017?


Bustling Bath City offers endless events all year round, with a rich history there are many skeletons in this cities closet…

There are a whole range of events and activities to get stuck into this Halloween in Bath, making Bath Mill Lodge Retreat the ideal place to base yourself. Only 2 miles from the city centre, Bath Mill offers a peaceful oasis in the heart of the bustling city, with luxurious accommodation and mouth-watering meals from The Brook Bar & Bistro.

Here is a list of the must-visit Halloween events for 2017…


Spooky Spells Halloween Trail

Where: Hestercombe Gardens / When: 21st – 29th Oct / Times: 10am – 5pm / Prices: Adult £11.50, Child £5.75

Start at the Wizarding Bookshop where you can find books stacked from floor to ceiling, crammed with incantations and spells. Venture through the Whispering Woods, explore the ancient temples, enter the Witch’s Hut if you dare and stroll next to the dark, deep waters of the lake. Keep an eye out for the pieces of spell you’ll need to scrape together, once you’ve completed the spell and the trail, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious, and specially made, chocolate frog! Trail’s cost £1.


Haunted Haynes Week

Where: Haynes International Motor Museum / When: 21st – 29th Oct / Times: 9.30am – 5pm / Prices: Adult £14.50, Child £9

With over 400 cars and bikes, Haynes Motor Museum is the largest collection in the UK. Take a trip through time, from the 1800’s to the 1950’s, and up to modern day beauties, there will be a collection of super cars, as well as luxurious motors including Bentley’s and Rolls Royces. During the Haunted Week the ghosts and ghouls have moved in, offering activities including pumpkin carving and the fun Ghostly Charlie Crow Treasure Trail to follow around the museum. All children who visit in fancy dress will have free admission.


Halloween Trail

Where: Prior Park / When: 21st – 29th Oct / Times: 10am – 4.30pm / Prices: Adult £7.70, Child £3.80

A popular visitor attraction in Bath, you can see the city landscape from the stunning 18th Century garden. Home to one of only four Palladian bridges in the world, take a six-mile stroll along the circular route, which includes breathtaking woodlands, picturesque meadows, an Iron Age hill fort, intriguing Roman settlements and 18th Century follies. During Halloween week, the park has been inundated with bats! Follow the trail to find them all and claim you prize at the end.


Marvellous Monsters & Fantastic Fireworks

Where: Longleat Safari Park / When: 26th – 29th Oct / Times: 10am – 5pm / Prices: Adult £28.85, Child £21.62

The last chance to see the Marvellous Monsters, meet the 20 animatronic bugs who have taken over the park! Shining a light on the true giants of the animal kingdom and showing the need for conservation of these highly important critters. Book tickets for the wonderful Fantastic Fireworks event, starting at 6.30pm, and is the perfect event to finish off a fun-filled day. To honour the Marvellous Monsters exhibit, the fireworks display is related to interesting insects and cool creepy crawlies.


Halloween Fright Fest

Where: Neston Farm Shop & Kitchen / When: 28th Oct / Times: 10am – 4pm / Free Entry

A popular place where you can enjoy a mouth-watering meals, with all produce locally and ethically sourced, you can spend time here and enjoy the annual Fright Fest! Follow the woodland trail, take part in the creepy craft workshops, classic pumpkin carving and turn into a spooky character with frightening face painting! Fun for the whole family with a Halloween bouncy castle too!


Don’t forget to visit the fabulous Bath Escape locked rooms where you will have to face trials and solve tricks to get out of the room in time! There are also Ghost Tours around the city, where you can learn all about the dark history of the city while seeing the most beautiful buildings in history.

Book your holiday now if you haven’t already, and visit this historic city, while staying in style and luxurious at Bath Mill Lodge Retreat.

Happy Halloween!


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