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What’s On – October half term in Cornwall

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Get out and about

The new school year is underway and that first term can seem like a long time! Book a break in Cornwall this half term and escape for some time out with the kids…

What’s On:

17 October – 19 November

Hair Raising Hedgehogs at Trebah Gardens
Follow the hedgehog trail and win a prize! Under 15’s have free garden entry during October, trail costs £2.

17 October

Ice Skating at the Eden Project
The Eden Project’s indoor ice rink opens for the season. 40 minute long skating session with skate hire and penguin ice aids available. Normal admission prices apply plus an ice skating fee.

24 October – 1 November

Dare to be scared at the Eden Project and join in with some magical craft activities. Normal admission prices apply. Also the Little Monsters Ball fancy dress disco on 31 October. Tickets £ 7, 6 – 9pm.

24 October – 1 November

Heligan Halloween
Mysterious woodland trail, pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling and crafts at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

24 October – 1 November

Half term activities at Wheal Martyn
Fun trails, quizzes and ‘make and take’ activities in the museum.

24 – 31 October

Halloween at Cornwall’s Crealy
Visit the Crealy witch in her grotto for a gift and get a free pumpkin to carve as well as activities, magic shows, storytelling and face painting. Normal admission prices apply.

26 October – 1 November

Lappa Valley Halloween
Ghost train colouring competition, spooky activity sheets and a treat for every child in a Halloween costume. Normal admission prices apply.

26 – 31 October

Halloween Family Fun & Frights at Dairyland Farm World
Spooky goings on and free pumpkin carving for all paying children.

31 October

Newquay Zoo Halloween Spooktacular
Book ahead as this is a popular one! Dress up and join the carnival fun, which is this year’s theme. Trick or treat trail, spooky activities, witches brew and a some gruesome gruel from 6.30 – 9.30pm. Tickets £7.50 per child, adults £9.95 and Under 3’s £3. Call 01637 873342 or visit the website to book.

31 October – 1 November

Bodmin & Wenford Railway
Half price weekend.

National Trust Half Term Activities:

  • Autumn colour spotting trail and toffee apple making with apples from the garden at Tregwainton Garden, Madron, near Penzance.
  • Freak Week and Halloween fun at Cothele Manor and Gardens, 26 – 31 October, near Saltash.
  • Wild Art Week at Glendurgan Garden, 24 October – 1 November, Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth.
  • Children’s craft workshops on 28 October and Pumpkin carving on 30 & 31 Trelissick, near Truro.
  • Follow the spooky trail around the garden at Lanhydrock, Bodmin.
  • Make a home for a wild animal on 24 & 25 October or Spooky Trerice at Night from 6pm on 30 & 31, Trerice, Kestle Mill, Newquay.
  • Hallowe’en Happenings including spooky trails, bat box making, crafts and facepainting at Godolphin, Helston.

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