All there is to do in Cornwall this Halloweekend
There’s so much to get up to as we near the end of half term! See below for more details:
Ending today (October 30):
FREE POP-UP PK: Slimy Sea Creature Lino Printing! Clore Learning Space, PK Porthcurno, drop-in, 1 to 3pm, discover and print the slimy sea creatures of Porthcurno, free workshop.
Cirque Du Bizarre Halloween Spectacular, Pokya at The Big Top, Heartlands, Redruth 5.30 & 8pm, an immersive family show in a heated big top, £8 12s & under, £12 adults, family tickets £35 (2+2) www.tickettailor.com/events/pokyaentertainment
World War II activities, Bodmin Keep, family friendly Make Do and Mend demonstrations; learn to make a lavender bag (take scraps to make at home); 26 & 27 Oct: discover WW2 children’s games & pastimes with the team; 28 Oct: learn about British Army & Home Guard weapons; 30 Oct: meet WW2 US & British Infantry re-enactors with fascinating objects and uniform; all from 10am to 4.30pm, www.bodminkeep.org
Kids’ Hallowe’en Fancy-Dress Party, Raze the Roof, Penryn, disco & compere, party games & fancy-dress prizes, 6 to 9pm, £10 spooks inc juice & hot-dogs, adults free, to book see page 11 of our digital edition below.
Coppice Theatre’s Spooky Tales, St Day Old Church, (outdoor venue), 3pm, spooky family show with terrible tales, scary stories and gruesome goings-on! £6, enginehousetickets.co.uk/st-day-old-church
Bodmin Halloween Parade & Ritual Performance at the Beacon, free event echoing the traditional Cornish pagan Samhain Festival, costumed parade, community fire, spooky festivities, music & warm drinks, intobodmin.co.uk/bodmaxx
Free Arty Afternoons, Every Saturday at Penlee House, Penzance, 2.30 to 3.30pm, see page 5 of our digital edition below.
Hallowe’en Disco Party with DJ Skippy, Jungle Jack’s, Newquay, for little witches and ghosties, 5 to 7pm, fancy dress, games & dancing; child’s ticket £9 inc food & squash; adults £1
Until October 31:
Autumn wild art, NT Trerice, Newquay, get creative with leaves, sticks, & pinecones, drop-in 10.30am to 4.30pm, free with entry, mention BBP, 01637 875404, firstname.lastname@example.org
Autumn family art trail, NT Cotehele near Saltash, arty challenges to complete all around the estate, entry price+ £2 per trail including colouring pencils, mention BBP, 01579 351346
Otherworld – The Dead of Night Dance, Rogue Theatre, outdoors in Tehidy Woods, Nr. Portreath, wild and wonderful Halloween celebration with theatre, laughter, music, stories, thrills, frights, delights & dancing 07814 558871
Epic adventure! Via Ferrata Cornwall, near Penryn, a challenge across quarries, cliff faces, a high wire bridge & a zip wire! Age 8+. www.viaferratacornwall.co.uk
Cornwall Wildlife Trust Big Wild Walk, walk for wildlife and show you care about the nature and climate crisis. See page 4 of our digital edition below.
Silhouettes & Shadows, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth, spooky shadow puppet making and a truly teeth-chattering museum trail, see page 3 of our digital edition at the bottom of this page.
Halloweek, Camel Creek Adventure Park, spooktacular thrills, and a whole week of tricks, treats and scary surprises, see page 15 of our digital edition below.
Holiday Art Challenge & Still Looking, Tate St Ives, see page 7, challenge card, interactive activities, artworks & poetry, FREE with entry, 18s and under free entry, adults £5 annual Locals Pass
Heligan Hallowe’en Tricks & Treats! Lost Gardens of Heligan, have-a-go workshops with Pokya circus, real owls, glowing firepits & more, see page 6 of our digital edition at the bottom of the page.
Hallowe’en Wizards of Once family trail, Pendennis Castle, inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling series, come in fancy dress, meet Zoolab’s real-life beasts, see page 4 of our digital edition below.
Halloween Pumpkin Trail, Paradise Park, Hayle, learn about scorpion-eating birds and deadly nocturnal hunters and claim your reward!
Scaryland, Dairyland, Newquay, 10am to 5pm, £12 entry includes creepy craft workshop & pick your pumpkin + carved to your design. The full Park and Bull Pen will be open & tractor rides through the witched woods….
Teresa’s Digital trail, Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, follow Teresa’s fact-filled adventure round the garden, discover Jurassic plants, Cornish mud, creepy crawlies and rollercoaster buzzards! See page 4 of our digital edition at the bottom of the page.
Hallow’eden, Eden Project. Tricks & treats, Bakehouse Factory’s bespoke show, meet real owls and Eureka Escape’s puzzle trail, all free with entry. 31 Oct at 8.30am: Relaxed Sessions. Book for potion-making workshops & ice-skating (additional cost). Book all tickets on www.edenproject.com
Spooky Half Term, Flambards, spooky pumpkin & Who Dunnit Mystery trails 01326 573404
Hallowe’en torch-lit trail (6 to 8pm), National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth, dress as ghosts and ghouls, find spooky sea spirits in deep, dark corners, children £5, Adults free with annual pass
Autumn children’s trail, NT Trelissick, near Truro, activity sheet & trail, free with entry, mention BBP, 01872 862090
Mini-Playfest, Cathedral Square, Truro, 11am to 7pm, circus, bands, fair, food, fun, see Truro Playfest Facebook, £5 (free for people on benefits), book on www.circokernow.co.uk 01326 377008
The Kiss that Missed, Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, 1 & 4pm, David Melling’s charming & funny book of Knightly Tales brought to life by storyteller John Brolly, 01736 810181 www.minack.com
Until January 9:
Tunnel of Lights – Arctic Adventure, Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Charlestown, underground tunnels transformed into a sparkling polar world with thousands of lights & atmospheric Arctic soundscapes www.shipwreckcharlestown.co.uk 01726 69897
Until February 2022:
Ice Skating, Eden Project, for all ages & ability. Sunday mornings: family fun skates for parents with young children (12 and under), inc free use of skating aids. www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/ ice-skating
Until December 23:
Discovering42: Reimagining Reality, Narisa Hall, Bodmin, explore the weird and wonderful quirks of science along surreal passageways leading to interactive exhibits, see page 5 below.