Spooky Halloween & Bonfire Night Fun

IN sidmouth & the local area

As the autumn leaves fall and the nights grow longer, Devon comes alive with spine-tingling Halloween activities and Bonfire Night displays that are not to be missed. From fireworks and tar barrels to family-friendly fun, there is so much to enjoy in the local area. Don’t forget the woolly hats and scarves though – it does get a little chilly! 

Spook-Fest at Crealy Theme Park

If you’re travelling with family and young children, the Spook-Fest at Crealy Theme Park is the perfect choice. Located just a short drive from the Bedford Hotel, this popular theme park transforms into a spooky wonderland during the Halloween season. Kids can enjoy themed rides, costume contests, pumpkin carving, and encounters with friendly ghosts and ghouls. It’s a fun and safe way for children to experience Halloween magic.

Runs on the 14th, 15th and 20th – 29th November. 


Ottery Tar Barrels

For a truly unique and spine-tingling experience, don’t miss the world-famous Ottery Tar Barrels on the 4th of November. This centuries-old tradition takes place in Ottery St. Mary, Devon, and is known for its daring participants who carry flaming barrels through the narrow streets. The atmosphere is electric, and the sight of people running with burning barrels on their shoulders is both exhilarating and eerie. 


Sidbury Fireworks

The spectacular Sidbury Fireworks display will be held on the 5th of November, in the charming village of Sidbury, just a short drive from the Bedford Hotel. This annual event lights up the night sky with a breathtaking fireworks show. Gather with locals and fellow visitors as you watch colourful explosions, enjoy live music and listen to the crackling sounds of bonfires. It’s a fantastic way to get into the spirit and enjoy a traditional British celebration.


Plymouth Bonfire & Fireworks Night

For those who are happy to travel a little further, Plymouth, a historic city on the coast of Devon, hosts a mesmerising fireworks display on the 5th of November. 

The Plymouth Fireworks event is a sight to behold, with dazzling pyrotechnics reflecting off the waters of Plymouth Sound. There is also a fun fair for all you kids (both big and small) and plenty of food and drink stands to fill your belly and quench your thirst. Plymouth is within reach of the Bedford Hotel, making it a convenient outing for guests.


Other Spooky Surprises…

Devon is known for its local Halloween events, haunted tours, and ghost stories. Keep an eye out for ghost walks and tours in the area, where you can explore the eerie history and spooky legends of Devon. From haunted castles to mysterious Dartmoor tales, these tours provide a unique and hair-raising experience for those seeking an extra dose of Halloween thrills.

Make your Halloween stay at the Bedford Hotel even more memorable with these exciting local Halloween activities and our fantastic Autumn Getaway Offer.


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