Ideas for October half term around Plymouth

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.

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.

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.

A picture of a girl clasping autumn leaves

Fun for families

Jumping in leaves, playing in puddles and sipping hot chocolate by the fire; there's plenty for everyone this autumn at the Abbey.

The Georgian house in winter at Saltram

Half-term at Saltram 

As well as the usual offerings of the playground, wide open spaces to run around and costumes to try on in the house, you can get involved in the trail around the 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.

Children enjoying an autumn walk with crispy leaves

October half-term fun

There's lots going on this October half term at Castle Drogo, including a trail around the garden.