Things to do this October half term in Cornwall

3rd October 2013

Halloween is the theme this October half term in Cornwall.

If you and your family are coming to Cornwall this October half term we’ve got you covered. With so much going on in the county it’s hard to know what to do, but we’ve narrowed it down to five great half term activities that the kids and grown-ups will love!

1. Heartlands

The biggest free adventure playground in Cornwall with state-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens of epic diversity, a giant adventure playscape for kids, art and craft studios and a funky café in the old carpenter’s workshop, what more could you want?! Well, throughout half term Heartlands will be running ‘Halloween week’ with daily activities such as pumpkin carving, craft workshops and an extra spooky Halloween ball on the 31st October. Find out more here:

2. Eden Project

Halloween is also the theme at the Eden Project this half term, where kids can make potions, protection charms, carve pumpkins and learn about creatures of the night. On Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th October, Eden Project will be hosting the Little Monsters’ Ball ; get your fancy dress on and join them for a fang-tastic evening with a boneshaking disco on the ice rink. Buy your tickets here:

3. Maritime Museum

Enter the world of search and resuce and discover the real life experiences of men and women saving lives on the Cornish coast. Climb aboard a Sea King helicopter, explore a lifeboat and hit the ‘beach’ on a quad bike. On October 31st children are invited to explore the museum by torch light, make monster masks and bloodcurdling badges from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Buy your tickets here:

4. Visit a National Trust event

Godolphin is hosting ‘Halloween Happenings’; join the spooky spiders and wicked witches in their activities throughout the garden on 26th October from 10am.
Or join Lanhydrock for a spooky trail; follow the clues around the gardens to win a prize. 26th – 31st October from 10am – 4pm.
But if you are ready for a fright visit Cothele, from 6pm on 26th October, and explore the ‘haunted’ house and meet paranormal members of Devon’s undiscovered. Remember to bring a torch.
More events and information here.

5. Explore one of 200 beaches

Cornwall has over 200 beaches to discover all with different qualities. Check out the beaches close to your Beach Retreats home such as Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth and let us know what you find in the rockpools and sea caves. Or take to the water for a surf lesson; autumn is a great time of year to learn to surf, the water is warm and the surf is clean and consistent.