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Cornwall this October half term

There’s tricks and treats for grown-ups and children alike in Cornwall this October half term.

Cornwall in October half term

Museums at night

Visit some of Cornwall’s best museums at night (if you dare) for a torch-light trail. At the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno on Friday 30 October – 4.30pm, last admission at 6pm – there are sensory/sound illuminated curiosities and ghost stories in the museum’s underground World War Two tunnels. At the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth there’s monster-mask making and a torch-light trail.

Falmouth Beer Festival

One for the mums and dads. Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion plays host to one of the largest and best beer festivals in the South West, with more than 200 real ales and 60 ciders available. As well as being able to meet local brewers, there’ll also be liver music and entertainment. More information can be found on the organiser’s – Cornwall’s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) – website.

Harvest season celebrations and fright nights with National Trust

The country’s orchards are laden with fruit and the apple harvest is in full swing. Celebrate with the National Trust at Penrose’s Apple Festival, where it’s all things apple; bobbing, peeling, eating and drinking. Meanwhile, at Cotehele there’s a Freak Week with half-term activities for the family, including exploring the house at night (31 October).

Find out what’s on in all National Trust properties in Cornwall over October half term.

Eden Project – Little Monsters’ Halloween Ball and ice skating

Get your fancy dress and skates on. Join the Eden Project for a feast of family fun on Saturday 31 October where there’ll be activities, a disco and treats in the Olive Grooveyard. Then it’s over to Eden’s ever-popular indoor ice-skating rink (open from Saturday 17 October until Sunday 28 February 2016).

See what’s on at the Eden Project this autumn and winter.

Newquay Zoo

For lots of storytelling, puppets, music and dance, head to Cornwall’s award winning Newquay Zoo on 30 October. With over 130 of the world’s rare and exciting creatures, children’s play area and Dragon maze, you’ll find plenty to do on your family day out.

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