If you’re going to be in Cornwall during half term week, there’s a whole host of fun and frightening events to get involved with.

UPDATED: 22nd October 2019

Make sure you bring your best fancy dress costumes for the Halloween activities and events in Cornwall this Autumn!

Make sure you bring your best fancy dress costumes for the Halloween activities and events in Cornwall this Autumn!

1. Halloween trails at Trebah Gardens

Visit Trebah Gardens this October and there’s no cost for children to explore the gardens throughout the whole month. The special Halloween day trails cost £2, which includes a prize.

The trails are a fun way of exploring the beautiful gardens as you look for clues to get you closer to your Halloween treat!

2. Disco dancing and spooky owls at Paradise Park

There are a couple of creepy events taking place at Paradise Park this October.

The Spooky Halloween Quiz will be on from the 19th October to 3rd November where children must follow an eerie pumpkin trail throughout the park, answering questions as they go to be rewarded with a treat! This year’s Halloween disco takes place on the 25th of October from 3-6pm and will feature pumpkin soup and other spooky food as well as a fancy dress competition.

Halloween Activities, Cornwall, Paradise Park Owl

3. Heligan Halloween Activities in the Gardens

Wander through the Creepy Creatures Trail from the 19th – 27th October and find spooky spiders and other fascinating creatures and creepy crawlies. From the 19th – 27th October you can meet the owls and crawly creatures of Heligan at the Halloween Yurt. Be sure to head to the Steward’s House to have a go at creating a creepy creature mask or dream pillow to take home.

There’s also fun family games to take part in including a hedgehog hibernation game where participants must help Heligan’s friendly hedgehogs find the perfect place to rest this winter. All Heligan Halloween activities are free with entry to the gardens.

4. Halloweden and the Little Monster’s Ball at the Eden Project

Enter a mysterious world at the Eden Project from the 19th of October – 3rd of November where there will be some very unusual animals to encounter at the Cryptid Petting Zoo, including the rare Mongolian Death Worm and lovable Giant Beast.

Look out for the pumpkin carving master classes and get hands-on making powerful potions. Be sure to join in with the spooky Halloween disco at the Little Monster’s Ball on the 26th October.

Halloween Activities, Cornwall, Disco at Eden Pproject

5. Pumpkin carving and storytelling at Trengwainton Gardens

Join in with the annual Autumn fun day at Trengwainton Gardens on the 20th October, including pumpkin carving, a funky fungi trail, and autumn themed games.

From the 21st – 24th October, head over to the bookshop for apple bobbing and on the 24th you can listen to spooky storytelling in the bell tent inside the orchard.

Halloween Activities, Cornwall, Pumpkin Carving

6. Halloween Tours at Pendennis Castle

If you’re brave enough to take part in one of the Halloween Tours at Pendennis Castle, they are taking place on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th of October from 6pm – 10pm.

The Family Tours start at 6pm (children must be 5 years or older) and the Adult Tours for over 16’s begin at 8pm. Discover the castle’s creepy past as ghost hunter Theophilus Fox tells you about spooky and gruesome events and tales of ghosts.

Wander around the castle after hours in the dark and try not to get too frightened!

7. Fright Nights at Pirate’s Quest

Scare yourself silly at the Fright Nights at Pirate’s Quest! These adult-only nights are not for the faint hearted! The whole of the Pirate’s Quest building will be transformed into the ultimate scare experience.

Previous themes have included zombies, cannibals and ghost pirates!

For a more family friendly experience, the Curses and Crossbones event during half term is a fun adventure where pirates will introduce you to four of history’s most notorious pirates, Black Bart, Anne Bonny, Henry Every and Captain Blackbeard.

Follow the hidden Halloween clues and find the treasure!

8. Ghost Hunting Night Tours at Bodmin Jail

This Halloween in Cornwall, Bodmin Jail, one of the most haunted places in the UK, is throwing its doors open to the whole family on Sunday the 27th October.

Enjoy a spooky day filled with face painting, a bat hunt, guided tours of the jail and the chance to meet creepy crawlies, reptiles and owls. Bodmin Jail’s Halloween Family Fun Day is open from noon to 4pm.

Halloween Activities, Cornwall, Bodmin Jail

9. Spooky train journeys at Lappa Valley

A spooktakular week of family friendly activities will be taking place at Lappa Valley this 24th – 31st October.

Children of all ages will enjoy going for a ride on the ghost train and there will be lots of other Halloween activities for families to get involved in.

Previous events have included spooky trails, Halloween quizzes, creepy colouring in and of course fancy dress!

10. Halloween activities at Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

This October 12th – 31st October, Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm will be celebrating Halloween with the Healey’s pumpkin patch and mini maze.

There’s plenty of fun Halloween activities and events on the farm including pumpkin patch tractor rides, pick your own pumpkin and the chance to press your own apples.

The farm and orchards will be turned into a spooky outdoor adventure during Halloween with pumpkin trails and spooky candle-lit cellar tours.

Halloween Activities in Cornwall, Apple Bobbing

11. October fun at Trelissick Gardens

Head to Trelissick Gardens this October for a whole host of family fun. The Halloween activities begin with the Autumn children’s trail from the 19th October – 3rd November and pumpkin carving at the Stables from 21st – 27th October.

12. Nocturnal Nature at Newquay Zoo

From the 19th – 27th of October, prepare to face some Halloween horrors at Newquay Zoo. Catch the daily creepy crawly talk and embark on a bewitching bat hunt trail to win a prize.

Newquay Zoo have also teamed up with Treviglas Academy for a trip into the Halloween Wonderlandon the 30th of October.

You’ll be treated to a re-working of the classic Alice in Wonderland story, where you’ll meet some familiar characters as you follow Alex on his journey on his journey to rediscover his ‘Mojo’.

13. Ghost stories by candlelight at the Museum of Witchcraft & Magic

The National Trust Cotehele Mill undergoes a spooky makeover this Halloween. From 24th – 30th October get set for freaky happenings including a children’s Halloween trial and ghoulish baking.

There’s plenty of creepy crafts to take part in at the Quay this half term while intrepid spirit hunters can take on a ghostly self-guided tour of the historic house.

Halloween Activities in Cornwall, Witchcraft Museum

Our St Ives holiday cottages offer the perfect base for you to explore Cornwall and get involved in the spooky goings on across the county this October.

By: Tony Townsend On:24th October 2019

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