What’s on October Half Term in Cornwall

As half term starts and coincides perfectly with Halloween this year, there are a whole host of activities happening in Cornwall for children. From scary stories and pumpkin carving to things that go bump in the nighthere there are many activities on offer for all ages; is a quick round dial up of the best picks.


And of course if you fancy a quick break to Cornwall to enjoy these activities there are many Forgotten Houses to choose from such as:


Quay House, Flushing near Falmouth 

A beautiful house sleeping 7 with its own waterfront and beautiful views of Falmouth.



St Yse cottage, nr Tintagel  

A lovely cottage surrounded by countryside and near to the beach and historic town of Tintagel



Josiahs Cottage, Port Isaacs 

A lovely farm cottage near the popular Port Issac




What’s On

22nd & 23rd October 

The Big Draw shadow puppet workshop, Maritime Museum, Falmouth

Join in these workshops with the The Big DRAW and local artists to create your own shadow puppets. For more information visit http://www.whatsoncornwall.co.uk/seasonal/halloween/the-big-draw-shadow-puppets-69940




22nd – 30th October  

Halloween, Eden Project, St Austell

Creative crafts, spooky trails and Halloween activities for children on all week. For full listings  visit http://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/halloweden-october-half-term-cornwall?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=visitcornwall.com&utm_campaign=listing



22nd – 25th October 

Spooky storytelling, National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

Daily Halloween spine chilling story telling, for more information and times visit http://www.whatsoncornwall.co.uk/cornish-and-heritage/museums/spooky-storytelling



23rd and 27th October

Pumpkin fun day and spooky story telling, Trengwainton, Madron

Two days of firstly Pumpkin fun including activities and carving  and then a day of spook story telling and goings on. For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trengwainton-garden/features/trengwaintons-half-term-halloween-happenings


24th October 

Tree climbing, Cotele, Saltash

For bug and little kids! A chance to experience what it’s like to look down from above! Booking advisable from https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele



24th and 26th October 

Trick or treat fireworks night, Flambards, Helston

A chance to visit the theme park until 8pm and watch the fireworks.  http://www.flambards.co.uk/events/calendar


24th – 28th October 

Shiver Me Timbers, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Tales of salty sea dogs, pirates and lost treasure. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/pendennis-castle/


24th October 

Twilight ramble, Antony, Torpoint

A chance to see Antony in darkness, search for creatures of the night, make lantern and drink hot chocolate. Booking advisable from https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/9f3d7f35-7114-4b78-9151-1e6f0993f055/pages/details