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Dorset Halloween Events and Pumpkin Patches for 2022

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Dorset Halloween events and festivals

If you’re looking for some Halloween events in Dorset this October half term, we’ve got you covered! Get ready for lots of spooky fun, fancy dress, and themed days all around the county.

There are spooktacular events all across Dorset this Halloween, from family-friendly events at your favourite local attractions, to adults-only club nights and horror events. We’ve also listed a few local pumpkin patches where you can PYO and pose for pics among the pumpkins!

We’ll try to keep this list updated with any new events, so if you find out about any more please do let us know. You can drop us a comment at the end of this post or get in touch on our social channels.

LAST UPDATED: 23rd September 2022 with this year’s dates and details!

Halloween Events in Dorset

Family Halloween Events in Dorset

Dates: TBC
Location: Adventure Wonderland, Bournemouth
Price: TBC
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This half term, the hedge maze at Adventure Wonderland theme park near Bournemouth is turned into the interactive spooky experience, ‘Enchanted’.

Based on the spellbinding stories of the popular Grimm’s fairytales, step inside the shadows of the hallowed hedges and meet characters from Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Elves and the Shoemaker and Rumplestiltskin.

There’s also a “fang-tastic” new show called ‘Little Monsters’, live on stage in the Happydrome Theatre. Join the hocus pocus party for lots of creepy characters and Halloween smash hit songs.

Dates: 15th – 31st October 2022
Location: Sea Life, Weymouth
Price: from £21.55 per adult
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The Sea Witch is back at Sea Life Weymouth for 2022 – and this time she’s bringing the Sea Warlock with her! Follow an immersive trail to help them look after their ocean home and fellow sea creatures by completing magical challenges throughout the aquarium. 

Make your way to the Witch’s lair where she will cast her spell to open her treasure chest revealing a special reward!

Dates: 22nd – 30th October 2022
Location: Nothe Fort, Weymouth
Price: £9.50 adults
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During Halloween Nothe Fort becomes the spookiest place in Weymouth! As always, they’re running an exciting programme of family activities throughout the week.

Brave the famous ghost tunnels and come face to face with the “Whistling Gunner”. Lots more ghostly activities to be announced soon. Activities are free with your entry ticket to the Fort. 

Dates: TBC
Location: Durlston Country Park, Swanage
Price: TBC
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Prepare your night-vision goggles and head out into the woodland to see what spooky animals lurk in the trees at Durlston Country Park, just outside Swanage.

Dates: 22nd-30th October 2022
Location: Farmer Palmers Farm Park Ltd, Wareham Road, Poole
Price: £13 (under 2s free, 2-year-olds £6.50)
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Head to Farmer Palmer’s for SPOOKTACULAR fun for little ones this Halloween Half Term! Their team transform into the entertaining ‘Boo Crew’ providing cauldrons full of family fun! Most of the farm park has a spooky makeover (some areas remain spook-free for anyone not into Halloween). Dressing up is highly encouraged.

Dates: 22nd – 30th October 2022
Location: Moors Valley Railway, near Ringwood
Price: TBC
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Purchase a return ticket for the railway at Moors Valley, and children can join in with the Halloween Trail for the chance to win a spooky prize. More details TBC.

Dates: 22nd – 30th October 2022
Location: Abbotsbury Swannery, New Barn Rd, Weymouth
Price: Adult tickets at normal price and children’s for £1 – Children under 5 years old are FREE.
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Hidden within the Swannery grounds will be a secret word carved in the Pumpkins. Follow the trail to collect the letters and uncover the secret word!

Return the completed trail to the Gift Shop for the chance to win a Family Passport Ticket (one family ticket given away each day). Fancy dress is encouraged!

Jack O Lantern Pumpkin with smoke

Adult Halloween Events in Dorset

Dates: TBC
Location: Nothe Fort, Weymouth
Price: TBC

Could you survive a zombie apocalypse? Battle your way through a web of tunnels infested with flesh-devouring zombies, grab the vaccine, and overcome the physical and mental challenges that lie between you and survival!

Update – this event ran last year, stay tuned to find out if it will return for 2022.

Dates: TBC
Location: The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
Price: TBC
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Electronic music festival on the streets of Lansdowne this Halloween. With over 40 DJs & artists performing across 6 spooky venues – you can expect 8 hours of the best cutting-edge sounds.

Dates: 28th – 31st October 2022
Location: Cameo Bournemouth
Price: from £1.50
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With over 80,000 partygoers across 42 venues, Carnival of the Dead has turned into one of the biggest Halloween Events in the UK. Expect a unique blend of circus, carnival and Halloween chaos – as well as some of the country’s finest up-and-coming DJs – all taking place across four magical nights leading up to Halloween Night 2022!

Halloween Pumpkin Patches in Dorset

Pumpkin patch

Dates: 8th-9th, 15th-16th, 22nd-29th October 2022
Location: West Farm, Bincombe, Weymouth Dorset, DT3 5PS
Tickets from: Free
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Pumpkin picking, haunted house, trick or treat, and lots more at the popular Bincombe Bumps Pumpkins in Weymouth!

Dates: TBC
Location: Longclose Farm, Blandford Forum DT11 0BU
Tickets from: Free
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Pick your own pumpkins at this lovely family-run farm shop in Dorset! “This year it’s bigger and better – with more pumpkins grown, new varieties introduced and more brilliant decorations for family photo opportunities!”

Dates: 8th-9th, 15th-16th, 21st-30th October 2022
Location: Bickton Manor Farm, Fordingbridge, SP6 2HA
Tickets from: £6.50pp
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PYO pumpkins, get lost in the spooky maize maze, and enjoy some fun arts and crafts. There will also be food, drinks and snacks onsite. For an extra spooky twist, book the twilight maze for 21st October (5pm-7pm)… if you dare!

Do you know of any more Halloween events or pumpkin patches in Dorset? Leave us a comment and we’ll add them to the list!

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