Until just recently many expatriates were struggling to find something fun to do on Halloween, whether it be a costume party to attend to or just fun activities for kids. Luckily it looks like the French are getting into the Halloween spirit! You can see plenty of Halloween decorations in many shops and bakeries as early as September. There are some amazing events for everyone, from parties in Chateaux to creative workshops and horror parties. This year, Halloween won’t be boring, I can promise you that! In this post I gathered some of the best things to do this Halloween for kids and adults in and around Bordeaux. Enjoy 🙂
Zombie walk de Bordeaux
The Zombie Walk of Bordeaux is probably one of the best ways to get into the Halloween spirit. This year the walk, that will take place on October 27, will have the theme of “White walkers” , which is a nice surprise for Game of Thrones fans (however all zombie costumes are welcomed). The event will start at 12:00 at the l’Espace du Marché des Quais (The walk will leave from the skate park on the quai). The event is free but requires registration on the facebook page of the event or by [email protected]–
When: October 27, at 12:00
Where: Espace du Marché des Quais, Bordeaux
Halloween in a Chateau
Château de Vayres
Chateau de Vayres invites you to their 8th edition of their Halloween weekend on October 27-28 with all the Halloween classics: witches, phantoms and werewolves. The two days event will be accompanied by exceptional Halloween decorations and plenty of activities and will finish with a firework show. The event is free for kids under 4 yo, 10 € for kids between 5 and 12 years old and 12,50 € for those older than 12. For more details click here.
When: October 27 from 14:00 to 20:00 and October 28 from 13:00 to 19:30.
Where: 63 Avenue de Libourne, 33870 Vayres
Château de Villandraut
Chateau de Villandraut invites you to 4 days of Halloween celebrations, full of perfect activities and games for kids. The event will take place on October 30- November 2. Just to give you a taste of the long program of this event: a decoration workshop for kids (7-12 year olds), a murder party, Game of Crowns, masks creation workshop, scary story telling and much more. All the activities require prior registration by phone: 05.56.25.87.57 . The price is 3€ /day for most activities. For more info click here.
When: October 30 – November 2
Where: Rue Lafon Isore, 33730 Villandraut,
Celebrate it with kids
The Temple Halloween Party
A very cool costume party will take place at the Temple gym in the Bastide neighborhood, with plenty of fun surprises like dancing games, tombola, pinata and more. Don’t forget to bring a candy bucket and a bag of candy to share 🙂 Entries are by reservation only. For further information and/or reservations, you can contact: [email protected] or 06.68.77.33.33. Check out the facebook page of the party.
When: October 31, at 18:00
Where: 3 Quai de Brazza, 33100 Bordeaux
Halloween in Ferme Exotique
la Ferme Exotique in Cadaujac invites to celebrate Halloween with the animals of the farm during the two weeks of school break from October 20 to November 4. In the program: games, a pumpkin competition, Halloween make up and phantom train. For more info click here.
When: October 20- November 31
Where: Domaine de la Roussie, 1932 Chemin du Port de l’Esquillot, 33140 Cadaujac
Journée Halloween chez Youpi parc
Youpi Parc, the soft play center in Langon will host a Halloween day on October 31, with creative workshops for kids during the day and a big Halloween party in the evening with a special Halloween menu. See more details here.
When: October 31 from 10:00 to 22:30
Where:Lieu Dit Pied Mourteau, Monsieur Christophe Sery, 33210 Langon
Make your own mask in Darwin
If your kids still don’t have their Halloween costumes they can learn how to make their own in Darwin. A very fun and creative workshop will take place in Darwin on October 28, where your kids will learn how to make their own masks using a serigraph printing technique. The activity is adapted to kids over 5 years old. The price of the workshop is 15€. For more info click here.
When: October 28 from 11:00
Where: 87 quai des Queyries, 33100 Bordeaux
Halloween parties in Bordeaux Bars and restaurants:
Darwin will host a “Welcome to the Dark Side” Halloween party on October 31, with a rock and techno live music. Entrance is 15€, you can buy tickets online or at the entrance. For more info and tickets click here.
When: October 31 starting 19:00
Where: 87 quai des queyries, 33100 Bordeaux
Horror Party in Mama Shelter
Especially for Halloween, Mama Shelter transforms into a horror movie. A Demonic DJ, scary atmosphere, a lot of cocktails and a costume contest (with prizes) will all be part of the horror party that will take place on October 31. For more info click here.
When: October 31 starting 20:00
Where: 19, rue Poquelin Moliere, 33000 Bordeaux,
Bar Brasserie Des Châteaux
Bar Brasserie Des Châteaux will host a Halloween party in Pessac on October 27, with a techno music lineup and costumes. For more info click here.
When: November 27, from 19:00
Where: 23 Place de la Vème République, 33600 Pessac
Hope my list of things to do in Halloween helped you choose a cool event in Bordeaux. Also if you have kids and you haven’t yet figured out what to do with them on school break, check out my list of 10 great activities for the upcoming fall break. ENJOY!!