Ideas for days out this October half-term

Autumnal days and spooky ways to celebrate Hallow'een 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 Hallowe’en fun during autumn half-term. If you see any, please send them to Cotehele where there are all sorts of sinister goings-on going on.

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.

Autumn sunlight streaming through the branches of a golden walnut tree

Autumn at Antony

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 winter warmer in the tea-room.

Two carved pumpkins sitting amongst autumn coloured leaves

Trengwainton's October half-term happenings 2017

This October half-term, we’re perfectly potty about pumpkins and totally taken up with toffee apples. Find out what’s going on.

Chimney walk

East Pool Mine  

Hands on fun at East Pool Mine with Trevithick Tuesdays, to help you find out about the science behind the mine.

A serotine bat flying through the night sky

Learn about Lanhydrock's bats this half-term 

Find out about the different types of bats that live at Lanhydrock and discover how your super-skills compare to theirs.


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.