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Things to do in October half term in Cornwall

October half term events in Cornwall

The theme of the season is definitely Halloween with lots of spooky things to do in October half term. There are plenty of pumpkins to carve with workshops to entertain the little ones and frightful tours for the slightly older little ones. Autumn half term is packed full of events in Cornwall, here are just a few to choose from...

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Things to do in south Cornwall

Halloweden 22-30

Bewitching activities, performances and magic as well as the firm family favourite, the Eden ice rink, all within the epic biodome setting.

 

Viking Voyagers ongoing

An ambitious exhibition with interactive displays, demos, activities and craft things of all things Viking and sea-themed.

 

Shiver me Timbers 24-28

Pirates crawling all over Pendennis Castle during a half term week of fun-filled quests and hearty activities against the backdrop of Falmouth harbour.

 

Spooky garden walk 28-29

Creep through the greenery in the dead of night for a tour of after hours entertainment around Trebah, Helford.

 

Spooky Trail 22-28

Follow clues around Lanhydrock House to figure out what's going on in this spooky old mansion.

 

Halloween at the Monkey Sanctuary 24-30

Pumpkin carving with hallow-themed tours and snacks amongst the monkeys.

 

Halloween half term

Things to do in West Cornwall

Owl Prowl 22-31

A trail around Paradise Park, hunting clues about the creatures of the night, with a reward at the end.

 

Story telling and treasure quest 24-28

Stories of invasions and cannon fire whilst hunting around the castle on The Mount overlooking Mount's Bay and Marazion.

 

Pumpkins

 

Things to do in north Cornwall 

Keeper of the Castle Keys 25-27

An interactive story-telling tour of Tintagel castle taking you back to Victorian times.

 

Zoo Boo Halloween week 22-31

Ghost hunts, craft activities, spooky stories and creepy-crawly meet-and-greets.

 

Family Fun and Frights 24-30

Pumpkin carving and spooky craftshops with a witch topped off with a free pumpkin to carve.

 

Pumpkins half term

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