What's happening in Cornwall this October half term?

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Children and adults are all catered for in Cornwall this October half term. Whether you’re staying at the hotel or looking to explore our beautiful county, here’s where you’ll find us in the coming weeks.

Museums at night
Two of Cornwall’s top museums are opening their doors for a nighttime torch-lit spook fest. At the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth there’s monster-mask making and a torch-light trail. While at the award-winning Telegraph Museum Porthcurno on Friday 30 October – 4.30pm, last admission at 6pm – there are sensory/sound illuminated curiosities and ghost stories in the museum’s underground World War Two tunnels. Visit, if you dare.

Falmouth Beer Festival
One for the grownups. Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion plays host to one of the largest and best beer festivals in the South West, with more than 200 real ales and 60 ciders available. As well as being able to meet local brewers, there’ll also be liver music and entertainment. More information can be found on the organiser’s – Cornwall’s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) – website.

Half-term fun with Watergate Bay’s Kids’ Zone
If you’re staying with us this half term with children we have supervised sessions, family entertainment, surf lessons and plenty of fun in store, including our Freaky Friday Halloween Party on Friday 1 November. Find out more online.


Harvest season celebrations and fright nights with the National Trust
The National Trust is celebrating apple-picking season at Penrose’s Apple Festival, where it’s all things… apple; bobbing, peeling, eating and drinking. Meanwhile, at Cotehele there’s a Freak Week with half-term activities for the family, including exploring the house at night (31 October), plus and all sorts of other Halloween fun at various properties across the south west.

Find out what’s on in all National Trust properties in Cornwall over October half term.

Newquay Zoo
With more than 130 of the world’s rare and exciting creatures, children’s play area and Dragon maze, you’ll find plenty to do on your family day out. Plus on Friday 30 October, there’s a Halloween special with storytelling, puppets, music and dance.

Find out more.

Eden Project – Little Monsters’ Halloween Ball and ice skating
Get your fancy dress and skates on at the Eden Project on Saturday 31 October. There’ll be family-friendly activities, a disco and treats in the Olive Grooveyard. Then it’s over to Eden’s popular ice-skating rink, which opens this year from Saturday 17 October until Sunday 28 February 2016.

See what’s on at the Eden Project this autumn and winter.