What’s on in half term – October 2014

Once again Cornwall doesn’t disappoint with a calendar full of events and activities this coming half term. Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a family looking for a fun time, Cornwall has got it covered.

Take a look at what’s on and enjoy your half term.


Ice Skating at Eden Project

From 18 October the ice rink at Eden Project will be back. With sessions to suit all ages and abilities, including sessions for beginners, ice discos on some Friday evenings and delicious new rink-side food this is a must visit over half term.



Back to the Eden Project again, but this time for Halloween. Get involved in magical craft activities and dare to be scared. This year, Eden are welcoming Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s ‘Room on the Broom’ film screenings. There will also be all types of spooky fun for older children from protection charms, pumpkin carving and meeting creatures of the night.

Spooky Garden Trail at Lanhydrock

Throughout half term Lanhydrock house will be leading through the gardens on a spooky trail. Solve the clues and win a spooky prize.

Extreme Academy

Learn to surf

Autumn brings with it great swells perfect for learning. Suit up, grab your board and join the Extreme Academy in the surf to catch your first wave.

Halloween fun at Gweek Seal Sanctuary

A chance for children and adults alike to dress up and have fun walking the witches’ wood trail, take part in some spooky badge making, and head to the creepy cafe to fill up on some devilishly good delights! Visit the witches’ coven if you dare, but will she be kind and treat you, or will you be tricked?!

‘The Giants of Cornwall’ at Newquay Zoo

Trebiggan Productions present another fantastic childrens’ show with storytelling, puppets, music and dance.

Lanhydrock cycle hub

Lanhydrock Cycle Trail

Cornwall’s newest cycling attraction is the Cycle Hub at the National Trust Lanhydrock estate near Bodmin. It includes 10km of purpose-built trails winding through the estate’s woodland – including a skills area, a cycle hire shop, the new Park Café and children’s play area, all with plenty of parking.

The trails are cycle specific and designed to be ridden in one direction; however, walkers can enjoy the green track just as much, especially if your little cyclist isn’t that proficient yet. There are off road cycle trails and special routes for families and novice riders.

Visit a museum

There’s loads of fun, family friendly activities going on Cornwall’s museums through half term. Create your own art, make spooky Halloween accessories, create your own film and much more. Here’s our favouriet to explore

Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth
National Maritime Museumn, Falmouth
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance
Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
Wheal Martyn Museum and country park, St Austell

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