Ideas for October half-term

There are some autumnal days and spooky ways to celebrate Halloween in and around the Plymouth area. 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.

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.

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.


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