Join us for Halloween on the Plymouth Barbican – 2018

This October Half Term Holidays, Saturday 20th till Sunday 28th October 2018 , there will be lots of activities for both kids and grown-ups to enjoy. Many of the Barbican businesses will be hosting Halloween themed nights, special family events and themed offers. 

Explore this page further for more details. 

Following from last year’s great success of the ‘Petrifying Pumpkin Trail’, get ready for this year’s ‘Briny’s Magical Mix-Up” –  a free family trail organised by the Association of Barbican Businesses. Grab your sheet from the Tourist Information Centre or print it off via our online version. Sweet treats will be waiting for all the young Potion Masters who complete the trail. 

BARBICAN BUSINESSES – If you are putting on something Halloween themed please get in touch! Email We’ll add them to our event list and dedicated website page too.

All Week: Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th October

    The latest Free family trail from the Association of Barbican Businesses is here. Can you and your little ones help Briny, the Barbican’s little Water Witch? During spell making practice, Briny made a mistake and has turned Bubbles – her black cat fish into stone. Follow our spellbinding trail along Southside Street and New Street to find all the ingredients Briny will need to create a magic potion that will turn Bubbles back to normal.You will find bottles of ingredients in shop windows along the trail, each one has a letter for you to collect that will make a magic word, when you’ve found the Magic Word, come back and tell the witches at the Tourist Information Centre to receive your prize. Pick up your FREE trail sheets from the Tourist Information Centre on the Barbican from Saturday 20 October. The TIC is open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm and 10am – 4pm on Sundays.(Many thanks to Clare Phillips from TIC for coming up with this year’s Halloween trail theme and organising. Her vision was brought to reality with graphics put together by Eddystone Media) 
  • Janie Dymock – Ghastly and Gruesome Tours – Date TBC
  • The Flower Cafe (Southside Street) – Do you dare try their spooktacular Halloween special hot chocolates & milkshakes?!
    Their usual delicious drinks topped with cream, crushed chocolate flake, limited edition Halloween sprinkles, chocolate sauce & a side of haunted chocolates.
  • Clay Art – Halloween themed paint your own pottery throughout the week and right up to 31st October.

Saturday 20th October

+ National Marine Aquarium – Sleeping with Sharks Spooky Sleepover. More Details…

Thursday 25th October

+ Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque – Burlesque Halloween Show: Ghouls! Ghouls! Ghouls! More Details…   

Friday 26th October

+ National Marine Aquarium – Friday Family Fright Night. More Details…

Saturday 27th October

+ Day of the Dead T-Shirt Workshop – Boston Tea Party. More Details…
+ Plymouth Boat Trips – Halloween Cruise. More Details…