5 Things to do for Halloween 2022 in Devon

Shadow of a spooky house against the backdrop of a large moon with bats flying around and the caption happy halloween

5 Things to do for Halloween 2022 in Devon

5 things to do for Halloween 2022 in Devon

Spook-Fest at Crealy

Spook-Fest at Crealy Theme Park, Exeter (around 30 minutes drive from Melrose Cottage) is jam packed full of activities:

  • sounds of the wilderness – sensory experience following Sky the witch through an enchanted wilderness;
  • escape the Creaky Hotel;
  • the Spooky Street Circus;
  • Scare Crow Scare Maze;
  • Free pumpkin from the pumpkin patch plot.


Not strictly speaking Devon, but a short hop to Cornwall – an hour away by car from Melrose Cottage. The Eden Project is putting on a Halloween Event known as Halloweden – including a spooky ice rink, twilight opening for the first time, with a fire to keep you warm, and a bewitching torchlit trail. There is also a puppet show with Azoroso the unlucky witch , a web weaving workshop and Halloween Pumpkin Weekend celebration on the final weekend (29/30 October).

numerous geodomes at the eden project against a background of a cloudy sky

Spooky Castle Visit

Head round the corner (10 minutes walk) from Melrose Cottage to the remains of the largest castle in Devon – Okehampton Castle. Featuring a medieval motte and bailey castle, built shortly after the Norman conquest. You can enjoy an audio tour to really get a feel for life in the castle.

Bear Town

One for the kids – Visit Bear Town, located between Exeter and Collumpton – around 40 minutes from Melrose Cottage. This is an indoor role play experience, where children can dress up and role play – learning as they go along.

For Halloween at Bear Town, children between 1 and 7 years can book in and take part in a Halloween Hunt to locate the missing wicked bats, there are Halloween treats and spooky dress up is also included!

Exeter’s Underground Passages

narrow underground passageway

Why not go for a spooky walk under Exeter? These 14th Century medieval passages under Exeter High Street are around 30 minutes drive from Melrose Cottage. Now reopened after a lengthy closure due to the pandemic, you can explore a system of passageways like no other. These were used to transport water into the city – they are dark and narrow with a fascinating history for you to learn about!