Autumn in Bristol

The leaves may be falling and the days drawing in, but there’s still lots to look forward to in Bristol during autumn.  

With plenty of frights in store at the city’s top attractions, and the surrounding area home to one of the UK’s most popular scare season events, Bristol knows how to celebrate Halloween in style. Pick your own pumpkin, don your fancy dress and enter a scare maze if you dare!

The fun doesn’t end there, with a range of half term activities and events at the city’s attractions, as well as a series of spectacular firework displays across the city marking Bonfire Night.  

Halloween in Bristol 

See the spooky side of Bristol with Halloween-themed events at the city and surrounding area’s top attractions, such as Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Wookey Hole, and Mendip Activity Centre. There’s also ample opportunity to pick a gourd-geous pumpkin to carve at one of Bristol’s many pumpkin patches, or join a chilling ghost tour around the city.  

Are you brave enough to experience one of the UK’s most hair-raising Halloween events? Find out by heading to FEAR at Avon Valley Scream Park just outside Bristol, where you’ll experience a range of scare mazes and immersive horror performances with live actors. You can also expect fire shows, thrilling funfair rides, and more!  

October half-term in Bristol 

Throughout October half-term, families can enjoy the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot and stunning autumn colour on one of the many nature trails outside the city centre in the beautiful surroundings of Tyntesfield, Dyrham Park and Westonbirt Arboretum. You’ll also find seasonal activities at several of the city’s attractions, so be sure to keep an eye on our What’s On page to stay up to date with what’s happening.  

Bonfire Night in Bristol 

Watch the skies over Bristol light up at one of the city’s Bonfire Night firework displays. There are options to suit everyone, including low-noise and themed displays.  

Autumn Food & Drink

Take shelter at one of Bristol’s cosy pubs and restaurants after a day’s exploring out in the fresh autumnal air. Savour one of Bristol’s best Sunday roasts, or try other warming and delicious dishes from across the world with the city’s diverse range of award-winning restaurants.  

Autumn highlights

As the evenings draw in, take your pick from some fun seasonal events and activities...

Experience the best of autumn in Bristol

Whether you opt to take in the changing of the seasons on a scenic walk or get warm and toasty in a comfy hotel or cosy pub, we've got plenty of options for you.

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