A Bristolian Halloween

You’re getting a bit old for trick or treating now, but Halloween doesn’t have to be exclusive to the under-12s. As always Bristol has a plethora of spooktacular (ahem) themed events on offer – read on for a selection of the very best

1. The Zombie Walk
Saturday 29th October/free

Now in its fifth year, the Zombie Walk returns to Bristol with a new, as-yet-undisclosed route. Dig out your grey face paint, fake blood and torn clothes, and join the hundreds of other zombies shuffling through Bristol moaning for “braaains”. If ‘living dead’ isn’t really your style, you can still join in: don combats and a plastic gun and you can join the Zombie Defence Squad, to take down the zombies and save the city! More information on the Zombie Walk here; join the Zombie Defence Squad here.

2.Halloween Champion Sound @ Warehouse
Saturday 29th October/£6-8 (£5 for zombies)

Not deterred by the temporary closure of Lakota, Champion Sound is back with a new venue. The Halloween edition is billed as the Zombie Walk’s unofficial afterparty, and will take place at the Warehouse (near the Thekla), open to both zombies and non-zombies with a taste for drum and bass, dubstep and hip hop.
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3. Monsterpiece Halloween Party @ Big Chill Bar
Saturday 29th October/free

This year Big Chill Bar is hosting ‘Monsterpiece’, a huge Halloween party featuring live music fromBristol’s top DJs, fancy dress, face painting and tarot card-reading. Prizes are on offer for the best fancy dress costumes, or you can wait and get made up on the night for charity. All the acts are performing for free, and all proceeds from the night will go to Bristol-based charity Temwa, which does work in Malawi.
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4. Shadows Follow
Friday 28th October/£10

Not for the faint-hearted, Shadows Follow is a terrifying ‘psychological thriller game’ which takes place out on the streets of Bristol. Walk, sneak and run through secret scary locations around the city as you try to complete the mission with your team.
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5. Just Jack Halloween Freak Boutique @ Motion
Saturday 29th October/£12-15

House music, cabaret, magic and fancy dress are combined this Halloween when Just Jack takes over Motion. The dress code is ‘Victorian freak and circus chic’, and ten per cent of proceeds go to charity War Child.
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6. Disturbance @ Syndicate

Monday 31st October/£3-6

The gunge tank alone meant Disturbance had to make this list! The Halloween special at Syndicate also includes a freak show, hot tub, giveaways and themed drinks such as ‘cocktail cauldrons’. The best costume wins 50 pounds!
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