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What’s on in Poole for Halloween 2017?


Visit Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat this Halloween and enjoy the family friendly, spooky events in the local area…

Poole, Dorset offers a full programme of events for Halloween 2017, from parties to craft inspired activities, there will be something for everyone in and around the local area! Wareham Forest offers luxurious accommodation to retire back to when you’ve had a full day exploring and discovering the local area.

Read on for our ultimate guide to what’s on in Poole for Halloween 2017…


Halloween Hunts

Where: The Blue Pool / When: 21st – 28th Oct / Times: 10am – 4pm / Prices Vary

Visit the fabulous Blue Pool, were the Wareham Bears are getting ready for Halloween and the spooky hunts all around the pool! After the hunt, indulge in some delicious cakes and warm tea at The Tea Rooms.


Halloween Fun

Where: Monkey World / When: 31st Oct / Times: 10am – 4pm / Prices: Adult £12, Child £9

Visit these playful primates this Halloween and if your little on goes in fancy dress they’ll get in for free! Enter into the fancy dress competition and win a fabulous prize, the activity centre will be open and ready to entertain and educate! Home to 250 rescued and endangered animals, you can learn more about these beautiful and fascinating primates, while having some fangtastic fun!


The Home of Halloween

Where: Adventure Wonderland / When: 22nd – 30th Oct / Times: 10am – 4:30pm / Prices: £13.99

There will be daily Spooky Halloween Shows in the theatre to enjoy and enter the family friendly live action Scare Maze, where you’ll meet giant spiders and lots of hidden spooks around every corner. The Spooky Themed Gang will also be on hand to entertain all ages, and don’t miss the Monster Bash party, but hurry because tickets sell out fast for this great event!


Halloween Half Term

Where: Forde Abbey / When: 21st – 29th Oct / Times: 10am – 4:30pm / Prices: Adult £13, Child £5

Visit this 900 year old abbey and it’s beautiful ground this Halloween half term for spooky happenings. Explore the haunted trail, have a go at pumpkin rolling and get stuck in with hands-on Halloween crafts, with ghostly bites and treats to keep you fuelled at The Tea Rooms.


The Great Half Term Dinosaur Hunt

Where: The Dinosaur Museum / When: 21st – 29th Oct / Times: 10am – 4pm / Prices: Adult £8.50, Child £6.50

Spreading throughout the whole attraction, the fantastic hunt brings the museum alive, searching for the missing dinosaurs and solving the clues and puzzles, earning a Dinosaur Hunter’s medal! Search through the skeletons, fossils and plenty of interactive displays on your way to solving the dinosaur mystery.


Halloween Week

Where: Studland Bay / When: 21st – 29th Oct / Times: 10:30am – 3:30pm / Prices: £2 per trail

Visit the beautiful Studland Bay and follow the spooky Halloween Trail over the stunning sandy beach and heathland. There will also be an array of seasional crafts to get involved in over the week too.


October Half Term

Where: The Tank Museum / When: 21st – 29th Oct / Times: 10am – 5pm / Prices: Adult £14, Child £8

Filled with family activities, tank action and vehicle rides, The Tank Museum offers one of the best days out this Halloween half term. Discover the 8 huge exhibitions, including the tank story, the trench experience, all about the Second World War and learn all about the hidden heroes in Tank Men. There is also an outdoor play area and indoor soft play area for the little ones to enjoy, as well as a free family trail filled with teasers and puzzles to enjoy!


Bad Guy Half Term

Where: Brownsea Island / When: 21st – 29th Oct / Times: 10am – 4pm / Prices: Adult 37.70, Child £3.85

See the other side of the story with Brownsea Island, have you ever wondered what makes the bad guys in your favourite stories so bad? Now’s your chance to help them out while enjoying the spooky twists at Brownsea Island this half term.


Haunted Haynes Week

Where: Haynes International Motor Museum / When: 21st – 29th Oct / Times: 9:30am – 5pm / Prices: Adults £14.50, Child £9

Haynes International Motor Museum offers a family fun day out and this Halloween half term is the best time to visit! The ghosts have moved in to Haynes, you’ll get to meet all the ghouls on your journey through the museum looking at the beautiful cars on show. And make sure to try your hand at pumpkin carving before seeing if you can finished the Ghostly Charlie Crow Treasure Trail! Any child in fancy dress will also have free admission!


Dorchester Literary Festival

Where: Dorset County Museum / When: 18th – 22nd Oct / times vary on event / Prices: £10 per person

The Dorset scenery has inspired many famous authors, including Tom Hardy and Tracey Chevalier (who is the patron of the festival). The Dorchester Literary Festival is 5 days filled with fun and endless chances to hear your favourite author talk, from crim writer Minette Walters and Royal biographer Penny Junor, to Cricket commentator Henry Blofeld and comedian Christopher Biggins. Check the website here for more information on events and talks available.


With so much to offer this Halloween, Poole is the place to be and Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat is the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the local area!

We hope our ultimate guide to what’s on in Poole for Halloween 2017 was helpful and you’re excited to visit this beautiful part of the UK!

Happy Halloween!


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