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No tricks but plenty of treats for a spooky Halloween in Exeter

Published: 24 October 2023

No tricks but plenty of treats for a spooky Halloween in Exeter No tricks but plenty of treats for a spooky Halloween in Exeter

Halloween is coming and there are plenty of spooky goings on in and around the city to mark the big day.

It’s a time to dust off the cobwebs and beware of the full moon - it actually falls on 28 October - as the spooky season returns to Exeter.

There’s no tricks but plenty of treats across the city and surrounding area for spine-chilling events that all ages will enjoy.

Spooky Ghosts and Legends Red Coat Guided Tours are taking place at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays until the end of October.

It will be a chance to find out why Exeter is reputed to be one of the most haunted cities in the country and on an opportunity to get to visit many of Exeter’s historic buildings and listen to chilling tales about their ghostly history.

On Tuesday 31 October there is a special Halloween Tour, taking place at 6.15pm and 7pm only. The walking tours depart from the Hooker Statue on Cathedral Green.

Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum is offering the chance to join Chris Johnson from South West Animal Services and meet his collection of live beasts and insects from around the world on 26 October.

There’ll be royal pythons, geckos, fruit beetles, giant African millipedes, a three-banded armadillo and more. Tickets need to be pre-booked at

On 27 October visitors can jump into the dark and spooky world of RAMM at night. Follow the Cave Critters trail with a torch to find your way through darkened galleries, watching out for giant creepy crawlies.

Make your own glow-in-the-dark cave critter to take home. Wear dark clothing and come along to their glow-in-the-dark face painting station where you’ll be turned into a creature of the underworld. Pre-book tickets online

Halloween comes to Exeter's Underground Passages with a hunt to find all the spooky creatures hiding in the dark. Booking in advance is recommended for tours on 21 and 22, and 26 to 29 October.

For more details of all of these events and others around the region checkout Visit Exeter’s comprehensive guide

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