The historic Sutton Harbour is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween. Thanks to our long maritime history and some frightening family events taking place locally, who knows what ghosts and ghouls will make an appearance around the waterfront this spooky season?
So, get your creepy costumes ready and start carving those pumpkins because Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s a spook-tacular range of events taking place along Plymouth’s harbourfront for the whole family to enjoy.
Here’s a handy round-up of what’s on this Halloween in and around the historic harbour.
The Barbican Halloween Trail
It’s trick or treat time along the Barbican this half term with this year’s Halloween Trail – Don’t Feed the Sea Ghouls.
Grab a trail map from the Tourist Information Centre and explore the Barbican and Sutton Harbour by following the havoc the sea ghouls have created. Find the green splats in shop windows and collect your treat from the Tourist Information Centre.
You’ll also be able to see the Sea Ghouls very own boat in Sutton Harbour Marina on Halloween. As part of this year’s Halloween Trail, a spooky vessels will be illuminated in the harbour at Guys Quay by The Three Crowns on Sunday 31st October.
Halloween Cruise and Boat Party
All aboard for a haunting Halloween cruise with Plymouth Boat Trips. On Saturday 30th October, celebrate All Hallow’s Eve on the high seas by enjoying a themed cruise with the kids or dance the night away at the adult’s boat party.
The family cruise runs from 5pm to 6.30pm with tickets priced at £6 for children, £10 for adults and £28 for families. An evening of fun and games on a boat trip around Plymouth Sound including a children’s disco, themed games and a trick or treat treasure chest awaits. There’s also a prize up for grabs for the best fancy dress. Find out more and book your spot on the Plymouth Boat Trip website.
For the adults, the Halloween boat party will start at 7.30pm offering scarily good music from the resident DJ with all your party favourites to get you into the Halloween spirit. Tickets are £15.50 and include a free drink. Find out more on the Plymouth Boat Trips website.
The Halloween Trail
This October half term, search for 15 Halloween characters displayed in shop windows across Britain’s Ocean City to be in with the chance of winning a fantastic prize.
Running from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st October, explore the city on the hunt for ghosts, zombies and many more scary creatures. Once you find them all, fill in the form on the Visit Plymouth website and to entered into a draw to win £100 to spend in Waterstones.
Rockafella at The Ship Inn
If you’re looking to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with a few drinks with friends, why not enjoy some live music from local rock band Rockafella at The Ship Inn on Quay Road? On Saturday 30th October from 9pm, Rockafella will be performing your favourite rock covers from the likes of the Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi and many more.
Frighteningly good food
Is dressing up and searching for ghosts not your thing? You can still celebrate the spooky season with the family by enjoying some frighteningly good food along Plymouth’s waterfront. Sutton Harbour is home to some of the best food and drink venues in the city, many of which will be offering Halloween specials on their menu as a tasty treat.