Halloween Activities in Cornwall

October 03rd, 2022

With the autumn half term falling close to Halloween this year, many of the attractions in Cornwall are hosting some spooky activities for families to get involved in. We have taken a look at some of the exciting activities that will be going on near our Truro holiday cottages here at The Valley!


A Ghoulishly Good Day Out At Pendennis Castle

Sat 22nd October – Sunday 30th October 2022

A spooky day out awaits those visiting Pendennis Castle this Halloween, with a number of frighteningly fun activities to try. Follow Dennis, Gnasher and friends to solve creepy clues on the fun family quest around the grounds before meeting the storytellers, where you’ll hear lots of creepy and strange tales. Your little monsters will love this spooky phantomtastic day out.


Halloweden at the Eden Project

Saturday 22nd October – Sunday 30th October 2022

Things are getting spooky over at the Eden Project for Halloweden! Head deep into the Rainforest Biome at twilight for a bewitching torchlit trail. Uncover the seven trail points in the Gardens and Biomes to delve deeper into the origins of superstitions on the mysterious Magpie Trail.

And If you like to get crafty, then join in on the weave a web workshop, where you will create your own spooky spider web whilst listening to an enchanting storyteller who will share tales about spiders and the important jobs they do.

On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October, they will be throwing a Halloween pumpkin weekend celebration. You will learn all about the crops that grow at this time of the year, and see our incredible expert pumpkin carvers making many creations.


Autumn Trail at Trelissick

Saturday 22nd – Saturday 29th October 2022

If you’re visiting Trelissick this October, be sure to go and explore the gardens’ autumn colours with a self lead pack full of ideas and activities about the seasons colours, senses and wildlife you may see in autumn. The trail will be open from 10am until 5pm and you will be given a free activity sheet and colouring pencils as you enter the garden.


Heligan Halloween Devilish Dance Party

Monday 31st October 2022

Do the Monster Mash this October at the Heligan Halloween Devilish Dance Party, a fancy dress extravaganza for kids. Enjoy traditional spooky games, dancing and magic tricks at this frightfully fun experience.

Follow the candlelit path through the atmospheric Gardens and find your way to the Halloween Barn, where thrilling fun awaits. Tickets need to be booked in advance.

Heligan Harvest Half Term Activities

Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October 2022

For more wholesome fun, Heligan are putting on some exciting autumnal activities for the family to enjoy. 

On Saturday 22nd October, from 10am-4pm, you can learn how to make a traditional Corn Dolly for a fun harvest decoration. After making your doll, gather around the firepit to toast a marshmallow or cinnamon apple and enjoy a tasty autumnal treat. 

From Saturday 1st to Sunday 30th October you can follow the Heligan Harvest Family Trail and test your knowledge of fruits, veggies and animals as you explore the gardens. 


Spooky Season at Newquay Zoo

Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October 2022

Take your little monsters to see an assortment of beasts at Newquay Zoo’s Spooky Season this year! There’s plenty of spooktacular fun to be had at the zoo this year, with ghoulish games like ‘Fact or Frightful Fiction’ – a true or false game about some creepy species – or ‘Trick or Don’t Eat’ – a game where you can learn about poisonous and venomous creatures.

Enjoy fang-tastic animal talks each day and see if you can spot the animals with some special spooky treats. Little ones can take part in craft sessions and may even get to meet a Witch and Wizard for a truly magical day!

If you’re heading to Cornwall for this October half term, then be sure to check out some of these incredible Halloween activities. If you are still looking for the perfect half-term break, look no further than our luxury family holidays in Cornwall!