Halloween spookfest in Barnstaple with pumpkin carving, activities and a spooky walk on Sunday (October 29)

If you’re heading down to Yeo Valley Community Woodland in Barnstaple this weekend, you’re in for a spooky surprise.

The annual Halloween spookfest is being held on Sunday (October 29). Have a go at carving a pumpkin, to take home for Halloween, from 1pm – 3pm (there is a cost of £2 per pumpkin), Later on, from 6pm – 8pm, there is a free spooky walk around the dark woodland with games and a fancy dress competition in the marquee – so remember to bring your torch.

The event has been organised by North Devon Council, the Children’s Summer Club and Friends of Yeo Valley Woodland.

Councillor Dick Jones, executive member for parks, leisure and culture, said: “This annual Halloween event is always popular with local families and is a great opportunity for anyone who hasn’t ever visited this award-winning community space before to come along and discover it for the first time.”

Councillor Joy Cann, who is a local ward member for Barnstaple Yeo Valley ward, added: “A family Halloween event where children will love to carve their own pumpkins during the day, later participate in an evening walk through the Yeo Valley Woodland.”

Councillor Iam Roome, who is a local ward member for Barnstaple Yeo Valley ward, say: “I encourage everyone to attend this event where the whole family will have a spooktacular time.”

Anyone who is interested in this event is advised to wear suitable footwear and a coat. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Yeo Valley Woodland is situated off Silverwood Heights, Barnstaple. There is no parking at the Woodland, but all visitors coming by car are advised to park carefully in Derby Road and use the entrance beyond the Kingdom Hall.

To find out more, contact north Devon Council’s Parks team on 01271 388326, email parks@northdevon.gov.uk or follow the council on Facebook for more news and future events.