Ideas for days out in Cornwall this October half term

Autumnal days and spooky ways to celebrate Halloween in Cornwall. There are pumpkin carvings, ghostly trails and events to get you ready for the scariest day of the year.

Child with a pumpkin

Autumn fun at Cotehele

Wanted: families and children looking for spooky Halloween fun during autumn half term 2018. If you see any, please send them to Cotehele where there are all sorts of sinister goings-on going on.

Girl throwing fallen autumnal leaves over a lady's head

Autumn days 

Say goodbye to summer, breathe in the crisp air and see what Antony has to offer this season. Take a welly walk in the garden, enjoy looking around a cosy family home and finish things off with a seasonal warmer in the tea-room. Don't miss out on Halloween too which promises pumpkins, a witches den and more.

two children look at colourful autumn leaves in the garden at Glendurgan

Top 5 autumn family activities at Glendurgan

There's lots of fun things to do at this time of year in the garden.

A large Hallowe'en spider at Tintagel Old Post Office

Halloween at Tintagel Old Post Office

For spooky shenanigans this Halloween half-term, the Torchlight terrors event will give you a treat of tricks. Using your UV torch, uncover the scary symbols hidden in the dark places of the house and solve the puzzle to win a bag of ghastly goodies. Please click to find out more.

A picture of a girl clasping autumn leaves

Half term family fun at Trelissick

There's lots of fun to be had this half term at Trelissick. Carve your own pumpkin or follow the autumn trail through the garden to find out how wildlife prepares for the coming winter.

A family enjoy Hallowe'en activities

Halloween half-term fun

Prepare for a spooky 2018 October half term at Trerice as Halloween descends on the ghostly manor house.

Two carved pumpkins sitting amongst autumn coloured leaves

Trengwainton's October half-term happenings 2018

This October half term, we’re potty about pumpkins and abounding with apples. Find out what’s going on.

Family completing a halloween trail

Halloween Happenings

Lots of spooky fun to be had at Godolphin this half term, put on your best hallowe'en costume and join us for some Hallowe’en happenings!

Wallington West Wood Cycle

Half term at Lanhydrock 

October half term is nearly here and there's lots of fun for the family at Lanhydrock including a new detective cycle trail.

A family gathering autumn leaves

Autumn fun at Buckland Abbey

Whether it's an adventure around the estate, getting creative or simply find a great big pile of leaves to jump in - there's lots to enjoy for the whole family at Buckland this autumn.


Miles of coast paths, sandy beaches, exotic gardens and a rich mining history. Cornwall's varied landscape offers a rich variety for summer days out.