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Spooky Half Term Fun in Cornwall this Autumn

It might seem as though the little ones have only just gone back to school, but it won’t be long before autumn half term arrives, and you’ll be busy planning fun Halloween activities to keep them entertained for a week.

Autumn is a beautiful time to book a stay at one of our traditional cottages in Cornwall, and we’ve listed some of the best spooky events and activities happening this October half term, leaving you with more time to enjoy Cornwall with your family.

October half term

Halloweeden – Eden Project

22nd – 30th October, 2016

There will be spooky activities and treats at the Eden Project throughout the half term holiday that can be enjoyed by all ages. Take part in the Room on a Broom trail around Eden and collect special things for the witch’s spell, or make sparkly wands in the magic wand workshop. There will be potion making workshops, spooky storytelling, pumpkin carving, and face painting. There will also be the chance for children to dress up in their scariest outfits at the Little Monsters’ Ball and Scream event.

Spooky Trail – Lanhydrock, Near Bodmin

22nd – 30th October, 2016

Look for the spooky clues on a trail around the gardens for the chance to win a prize. There’s a cafe and play area to enjoy once you’ve finished the trail.

Monstrous Makes and Takes – National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth

22nd – 30th October, 2016

At the waterfront Maritime Museum in Falmouth, you can make witches masks, vampire bats and creepy ‘trick or treat’ baskets. The activities run every day and are included in the main admission price.

Halloween at Lappa Valley – near Newquay

22nd – 30th October, 2016

You can enjoy a Halloween-themed week at this miniature railway park. Hop aboard one of the trains for a ride around the wooded valley, or follow the spooky trail and win a prize. There are colouring competitions, and if you turn up in Halloween fancy dress, there’s a daily prize for the best costume.

Heligan Halloween – Lost Gardens of Heligan, near St Austell

22nd – 30th October, 2016

The Lost Gardens of Heligan will be hosting a series of spooky treat during Half Term. Make Halloween-themed goodies in the Hubble Bubble Tent, listen to storytellers as they weave yarn around the fire, or head off down the nature trail in the woods and prepare to be scared by creepy goings on!

Trick & Treats Halloween Firework Spectacular – Flambards, near Helston

Monday 24th and Wednesday 26th October, 2016

Enjoy all of the usual rides and fun at this theme park, and there will be plenty of Halloween activities too. On Monday 24th and Wednesday 26th, there will be a late opening and two spectacular firework displays starting at 8pm on both nights. A Gary Barlow Tribute act will be performing on 26th before the fireworks.

Freak Week at Cotehele – near Saltash

22nd – 30th October, 2016

The Mill complex will be decorated for Halloween, and there will lolly prizes at the end of spoky trails, and baking demonstrations with Halloween treats. Take a spooky self-guided tour with a torch and learn about the ghostly stories of the Mill.

Children’s seasonal trail with lollipop prizes. Mill complex decorated for Hallowe’en. Milling on Sundays and Thursday. Baking demonstrations with Hallowe’en themed samples every day that a volunteer baker is available. Milling is dependent on water levels. We do our level best to keep going but in severe drought we may have no choice but to stop.