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What’s happening at Cornwall’s top tourist attractions for October half-term?

Posted in News by Lauren Webb on 27th September 2022

Cornwall’s top tourist attractions will be offering plenty of family fun during the October half-term holidays, as visitor attractions across the county reveal the activities they’ve lined up.

For holidaymakers and locals looking for something to keep the kids amused during the school holidays, there’s a feast of fabulous fun to pick from – from spooktacular Halloween adventures at Paradise Park to Harvest at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Here’s some of the best October family days out in Cornwall, running in late October. Dates and opening times may vary so visitors are advised to check attraction websites before visiting.

We will continue to update this page as we discover new events, so please do keep checking back for new information!

  • Autumn Half Term Weekend Specials at Screech Owl Sanctuary

    For the weekends of 22 October 2022 – 23 October 2022 and 29 October – 30 October, Screech Owl Sanctuary are offering a special entry price of £7.50 per person for anyone aged three and above.

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  • Halloween at Bodmin Jail

    Bodmin Jail has lots of spooky things to do this Halloween and are offering a 20% discount on standard self-guided Jail entry throughout October.

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  • Autumn Half Term Weekend Specials at Screech Owl Sanctuary

    Screech Owl Sanctuary and Animal Park are offering special entry price for Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October 2022 and Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2022 for all visitors. The entry price on these […]

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  • Halloween Half Term at Pendennis Castle

    Gather your little monsters and prepare for a ghoulishly good day out at Pendennis Castle this Halloween.

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  • Halloweden at The Eden Project

    Come along to Eden this October half-term as Halloweden returns for another year with an all-new fang-tastic offer.

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  • October half-term family activities at National Trust Trengwainton Garden

    Head to Trengwainton during October half term and make the most of the sights, sounds and smells of the autumn season. See how many autumn colours you can spot with autumn colours bingo or gather fallen leaves and make leaf bunting.

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  • October Half-Term at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Join us at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary this half-term for spooky fun and games – from our Halloween disco to our mystery trail, there’s plenty to do!

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  • Halloweek at Camel Creek this October Half Term

    Carve out a fangtastically good day at Halloweek at Camel Creek this October half term! We’ve so much planned for you and your family from the 22nd to the 30th of October its frightening!

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  • Lights go out at Shipwreck Treasure Museum in Charlestown for spooky half-term trail

    The Lights Out Lantern Trail event will see the award-winning Shipwreck Treasure Museum transformed into a spooky trail in the darkness that will run from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th October.

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  • Spooky Season at Newquay Zoo

    Head to Newquay Zoo this Howl-o-ween! With hundreds of animals and 13 acres of lush sub-tropical gardens to explore, you’re in for a spook-tacular time at Newquay Zoo.

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  • Planet PK Champions: Bird Island at PK Porthcurno

    Spread your wings and design a vibrant messenger bird to fly home with you. Inspired by PK’s archive photographs of Bird Island and WW2 pigeon messenger birds, use coloured feathers and tissue paper to create a bird.

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  • Planet PK Pop-up Mini PK Tours

    Explore our museum with Paul, our Learning Facilitator at PK, and find out how telegraphy impacted our environment. Free with museum admission.

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  • Helford River Beach Clean with National Trust Glendurgan and onebagbeachclean

    Soak in fantastic views and fresh air whilst helping to keep our beautiful beaches along the Helford River clean.

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  • Creepy Crab Invasion: October Half Term at the National Lobster Hatchery

    This October half term The National Lobster Hatchery is being taken over by some creepy crabs!

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  • Penny Dreadful Halloween Experience at National Trust Lanhydrock

    Penny Dreadful characters have come to life in the Lanhydrock nursery. Dare you seek out the cursed treasure at the Lanhydrock Penny Dreadful Halloween Experience?

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  • A Spooktacular Creepy Halloween Half Term at Paradise Park

    A Spooktacular Creepy Halloween Half Term with fun-filled adventure and wonderful wildlife! Special appearances by Mark’s Ark with creepy crawly wildlife encounters! 10am to 12:30pm on the 23, 25, 28 and 29 October.

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  • Moana Jr. at the Minack Theatre for October half term

    This musical adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film brings the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life on stage. A Minack Theatre Production with the British Theatre Academy.

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  • Heligan Harvest – 30 Days of Celebration

    Let us invite you to our 2022 harvest celebration and share with us the bounty of our gardens and estate, from the kitchen garden to the fields and woodland: vegetables, fruit, herbs, seeds, meat, flowers and even timber – all from Heligan’s Garden & Esta

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  • Grand Fireworks Displays | Lappa Valley

    Head to Lappa Valley for one of their two Grand Firework Displays. The historic 18th-century engine house is brought alive by a dazzling display of rockets, fountains, candles and more!

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  • October Half Term Willow Crowns at National Trust Glendurgan

    Collect a willow crown from the garden entrance and decorate it with colourful fallen leaves from the garden floor.

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  • Trick or Treat Week at Flambards

    There’s a host of fang-tastic family fun on offer at Flambards throughout the October Half Term holidays (Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October 2022) as the park celebrates ‘Trick or Treat Week’!

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  • Piskie Making and Storytelling at Wheal Martyn

    This October half term, enjoy a range of exciting harvest activities at Wheal Martyn. There will be lots on offer such as making autumn baskets, crowns and wreaths, basket weaving and painting bug houses or piskie doors!

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  • Lights off Lantern Halloween Trail at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum

    Head to the Shipwreck Treasure Museum at Charlestown this October half term for the Halloween Lights off Lantern Trail. The lights are off and the museum transformed into a spooky Lantern trail! Are you brave enough to wander through…

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  • Paradise Park Best Days Out Cornwall

    A Spooktacular Creepy Halloween Half Term at Paradise Park

    Looking for kids Halloween fun in Cornwall? Paradise Park’s Spooktacular Creepy Halloween HalfTermis the perfect place to bring the kids for a fun-filled spooky adventure and wonderful wildlife!

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  • Halloween fun and terrifying thrills at Camel Creek

    Get ready for a spooktacular week of Halloween fun and terrifying thrills at Camel Creek this October half-term (23rd-31st) as we prepare for our best Halloween event yet.  We’ve got a host of spooky activities, […]

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