October half term at Tintagel Old Post Office

The back garden of Tintagel Old Post Office, Cornwall

There is plenty to see and do at Tintagel Old Post Office this October half term.

Spooky shenanigans with the Halloween Torchlight trail

19 October - 3 November, 11am-3pm. For a treat of tricks, using a UV torch, uncover scary symbols hidden in the dark places of the house and solve the puzzle to win yourself a bag of goodies.

£2.50 per trail. Normall admisison applies. All materials and torch provided.

Join us for Halloween happenings this half-term
A large Halloween spider at Tintagel Old Post Office
Join us for Halloween happenings this half-term

What else is happening?

  • Family history trail. Free, daily. Follow the trail in the hunt for history! Do you know what some of the items in the house were used for and who would have used them?
  • Victorian dressing up. Free, daily (weather permitting). Look the part of the postmaster and postmistress with Victorian dressing up clothing. Perfect for a family photo and with sizes for grown-ups too!
  • Garden games. Free, daily (weather permitting). Challenge your friends and family in noughts-and-crosses, dominoes or roll-a-ball.
  • Garden explorer box. Free, daily (weather permitting). Use the kit in the explorer box to take a closer look at the flora and fauna of the garden and tick-off #31 of 50 things when you make friends with a bug.
  • Second-hand book stall (weather permitting). Grab a bargain from the book stall in the garden. Books are labelled with prices on the back and all proceeds help to look after this special place
Discover a story spanning six centuries with the family trail
A close up of the children's trail at the house
Discover a story spanning six centuries with the family trail

Walkers welcome

For those walking along the South West Coast Path from Port Isaac or Boscastle, when you reach Glebe Cliff, Tintagel Old Post Office is less than a mile inland. The house was built from slate taken from the numerous cliff quarries you will have walked past.

It's a good place to take off your backpack and recharge your batteries before the next leg of your coastal clamber. You are welcome to leave walking poles in the entranceway and we have a boot scraper near the front door.

The cottage garden is a nice place for your flask of tea or pasty from the village, and if the weather is sour, let the old slate walls shelter you from the westerly winds.

Barras Nose headland offers views of the towering Tintagel Island and Castle ruins
Barras Nose headland, Tintagel, North Cornwall
Barras Nose headland offers views of the towering Tintagel Island and Castle ruins