Ideas for days out in Cornwall this October half term

Some autumnal days out and spooky ways to celebrate Halloween in Cornwall taking place in 2019. There were pumpkin carvings, ghostly trails and events in honor of the scariest day of the year. Check back for updates on 2020 activity closer to the time.

Scary woman with white hair on a bed with a candle in the dark at Cotehele, Cornwall

Autumn fun at Cotehele

Wanted: families and children looking for spooky Halloween 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.

A family poses for a photo in Glendurgan's autumnal photo frame

Celebrating autumn at Glendurgan 

Take part in two weeks of autumn themed activities starting at half term and enjoy the changing seasons on a visit to the valley garden.

Family playing in autumn leaves

Autumn at Antony

Say goodbye to summer, breathe in the crisp air and see what Antony has to offer this season. The 'champion' trees in the garden are resplendent at this time of year. Autumn is a perfect time for welly walks, hunting for pumpkins at half-term, enjoying the cosiness of a still lived-in family home & hot chocolate with marshmallows in the colonnade courtyard tea-room.

The back garden of Tintagel Old Post Office, Cornwall

October half term at Tintagel Old Post Office

This October half term, uncover over six hundred years of history, take a break from your coastal hike or find spooky symbols in the dark places of the house.

Spooky stories at Godolphin

Spooky stories at Godolphin

Venture into the undercroft this October half term and listen to spine-tingling tales of ghosts and ghouls at Godolphin.

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.

Harvested gourds and squashes.

Halloween half term at Trerice

Your guide to the autumn half term at Trerice.

Two carved pumpkins sitting amongst autumn coloured leaves

Trengwainton's October half-term happenings 2019

This October half-term celebrate all things autumnal, with apple bobbing, autumn themed games and a funky fungi trail around the garden.

Autumn colour at Godolphin

October half term

Soak up the seasonal colours at Godolphin this October half term and celebrate all things autumn.

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

There are plenty of adventures to be had at Buckland this autumn half term. Join in for some spooky house and estate trails or come and help us create 1,000 willow wish stars for Christmas, there is something for everyone 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.