Top things to do in Cornwall this October Half Term

Published: Monday 11th Oct 2021

Written by: The Team at Cornish Horizons

Heading to Cornwall this October Half Term with the kids? There’s a whole host of activities and events taking place throughout the county for you to enjoy.

From spooky days out, to arts and crafts and activities for all ages, you won’t want to miss out on this year’s October Half Term happenings across the county. Here are just a few of our top picks:


Underground Cinema at Carnglaze Cavern

Experience a unique cinematic experience in the depths of the earth!

On Saturday 23rd October, Carnglaze Cavern will be showing the Rocky Horror Picture Show in one of their underground caverns. Carnglaze Cavern was a former slate mine where slate was both quarried and mined underground. The caverns are a constant 10°c underground so bring a coat, but this definitely makes for an ideal wet weather activity.

Steam train

Meet Peppa Pig at Lappa Valley

On Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th October, Peppa Pig will be at Lappa Valley. Bookings are open now and it’s advance booking only so don’t miss out! Peppa will also be making personal appearances throughout each day.

Biodomes at the Eden Project

“Halloweden” at the Eden Project

Visit the Eden Project for a day full of tricks and treats. Book your spot on the potion making workshop, see the award-winning Bakehouse Factory’s show, visit the beautiful owls from the Screech Owl Sanctuary and look out for creepy clues in the puzzle trail.

Also, don’t forget to book a spin on the spooky ice rink!

Fairground ride

“Halloweek” at Camel Creek

Head over to Camel Creek and enjoy a host of spooky activities, interactive experiences, and spooky encounters such as Bug Ball, brand new scare zones and so much more! Booking is essential and spaces are filling fast.

Pendennis Castle

Halloween Quest at Pendennis Castle

Visit Pendennis Castle this October half term and enjoy the brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s best selling Wizards of Once series.

Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? It’s going to be a really wizard day out!

Plus, get up close to a host of real-life 'beasts' – including snakes, spiders, and more – and learn all about these creepy crawly creatures.

Spinning chairs on a fairground ride

October Half Term Fun at Flambards

There’s a host of fantastic family fun on offer at Flambards this October Half Term.

From monster magic shows and spooky pumpkin trails, to a stunning fireworks spectacular, there’s something for visitors of all ages to enjoy. For full dates and times, please visit their website.


Pumpkin Quiz at Paradise Park

Head to Paradise Park near Hayle and take part in the Pumpkin Tail, ride on the Jungle Express Train but look out for spooky dinosaurs and skeletons lurking around the park. 

Don’t forget that even if you’re not based in Cornwall, we still have holiday cottages available to book for this October Half Term, so don’t hesitate to book today!

The Team at Cornish Horizons
The Team at Cornish Horizons


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