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What's on: October Half Term in Cornwall

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What’s on: October Half Term

Posted: September 26, 2019

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

9 – 13 October

Now in its 23rd year, this festival is hosted in the heart of Falmouth. In events square you will find the main marquee with chefs demonstrations, locally produced food and entertainment.

Falmouth Oyster Festival

The Eden Project

19 October to 3 November 2019

Each year the Eden Project put on a full Halloweden experience. This year is no different – venture into the deep dark woods, explore the forbidden forest and join in the fun at the Petting zoo, Potion Making, Pumpkin Carving and Owl Encounters.



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Tate, St Ives

19–27 October 2019 at 11.00–15.00

Join the Tate Create team to create a magical world in a week. Bring the Foyle Studio to life again with drawing and making new worlds and the creatures that live in them. Activities for the whole family!


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19th – 31st October

Fantastic Family fun throughout the October Half Term holidays. The spooky pumpkin through the cobbled streets of the Victorian Village, theme park rides, and incredible Fireworks Spectacular on the 23rd October!

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Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm

12th – 13th October

Celebrate harvest and join in the fun of the Pumpkin Patch and Minimaze at Healeys. There is lots to do for the whole day! Choose your own pumpkin, ride the vintage tractor to the apple orchards and explore the mini hay bale maze. Finish with Sunday roast in The Old Bottlery Restaurant (booking advised).



Paradise Park

19 October – 3rd November

Explore the grounds of the Park on the Halloween Owl Prowl Trail hunting for clues about creatures of the night in this spooky train. A lovely treat for completing the answers!  Don’t miss the Kids Halloween Disco from 3-6pm on Friday 25th, entry includes prices, spooky food and pumpkin soup.

Owls at Paradise Park Hayle Cornwall
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Gwel an Mor – Base Camp

23rd October – 2nd November

Located near Camborne, Gwel an Mor offer a wonderful clip n climb and soft play facilities. This year join them for their Halloween Party. Activities include spooky soft play, creep n climb mini sessions, disco, party games, kids buffet – fancy dress encouraged!


Wizardry in the Woods

20 October 2019

For something a bit off the beaten track try this woodland event near Carbis Bay, is aimed at ages 5-12 years old and is based on the novels by JK Rowling. The adventure will lead you through the woods to learn about the trees and engage the young ones in wand making, and some Alchemy. Enjoy butterbeer and popcorn at the end.

National Maritime Museum

27 October – 2 November

Enjoy ‘Shadow and silhouettes’ this October Half Term. Incredible storytelling from Yskynna with her aerial dance storytelling, spooky craft making and a Museum trail with prizes to be won this October half term.

Martime Museum Falmouth

The Acorn Theatre

30th October

Squashbox Theatre presents their first ever Halloween show, ‘Shivers and Shadows’. This wonderful bit of puppeteer theatre is perfect for children and will keep the grownups laughing too.

Trelissick Gardens

19th October to 3rd November

Autumn at Trelissick is magical! Enjoy the Apple Day on 4th-6th October and from the 19th October – 3rd November engage in the wildlife trail finding animal tracks and wildlife out and about in the garden. Look out for pumpkin carving activities in the old stables.
Admission charge applies, free to National Trust members


Trelissick Gardens
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