October Half Term

The nights are drawing in, you’ve probably dug out your big coat and scarf and the kids have already decided what they want to be for Halloween. That can only mean one thing, Half Term is upon us!

Here are Cornwall 365’s top picks, with everything from Rogue Theatre’s devilish ‘Dead of Night Dance’ to a piratical take over at Pendennis Castle. Plenty to keep the little monsters entertained!

Once there was… The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers, 3 October 2015 – 13 December 2015

This delightful exhibition at Cornwall College in Camborne explores the beautiful and best-loved work of Oliver Jeffers. Children and families will be able to walk into immersive environments inspired by How to Catch a Star, Up and Down, Lost and Found and The Way Back Home.

For schools and pre-school bookings contact stephanie.clemens@keap.org.uk

Public sessions at weekends & half term – Children £5.00, Adults £7.4866b290-c13f-427e-b937-655d17f5263c

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October Half Term Fun at The Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno 24th-1st November

Don’t miss a sparkling week of illuminating activities this October half term. Celebrating the International Year of Light 2015, the half term week will be bursting with family fun.

To celebrate our ‘Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War’ Exhibition make and take  your very own camouflage ship. Daily during October half term.

Girls with light interactives Porthcurno

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Rogue Theatre ‘Dead of Night Dance’, Tehidy Woods 27th Oct-1st Nov

As the daylight fades,the dead are waking to dance the night away.Join our fiendish fellows , Rogue Theatre for a haunting spectacle.


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Cornwall Gold hosts Tolgus Stream panning Wedneday 28th October – Sunday 1st November

Tolgus Stream Panning will open this half term with some spooky new additions.  Will you find a treat like fool’s gold and gems, or will your pan be full of creepy crawly tricks?

There will be a monster variety of Halloween snacks and treats in the Cornish Pantry restaurant, and a special offer or two.


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Halloweden, daily at Eden Project 24th October- 1st November

Go on a mysterious adventure through the biomes to brew up a spooky potion. There’ll be storytelling, fun crafts and more …. Not to mention the ‘Little Monsters’ Ball’ 31st October 6pm-9pm in the Olive Grooveyard.


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Wild Art Week 24th October @Glendurgan Garden , Mawnan Smith  Nr. Falmouth– 1st November

Come and have fun creating some wild art, try your hand at making a gorgeous autumn leaf crown, or make a pebble picture at Durgan Beach.

Booking Not Needed. Children Welcome. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.

Gates open: 10.30am Last admission time: 4.30pm free event (normal admission charges apply).


More Information: Glendurgan Garden, 01326 252020, or click Here for more details.

Lost Gardens of Heligan Halloween  – 24thOctober  -1 November

Come and be creative at  Heligan Halloween , where you can make your own willow wand  in the craft tent. Join in with drawing ghosts and ghouls with chalk and Heligan charcoal, as well as making your own herbal pillow, perfect for keeping the spooks away!

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 Museum at Night, 30th October National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Make monster masks, bloodcurdling badges and trick or treat baskets before setting off on a torch lit tour of the Museum.  Discover ghosts and ghouls in the galleries and join in a creepy costume parade. Will you get a trick or treat? Tickets £5.95. Places limited so please book in advance on 01326 214546. Suitable for ages 5 and up.


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Trebah Gardens Halloween Workshops -“Hair Raising Hedgehog Trail” £2 per child including a prize.

“Drop in” to a pumpkin carving and creative workshop on Thursday 29 or Friday 30 October. 11am to 2pm

£4 per child including all materials

Spooky Night Walk  6 – 8.30pm, last entry 8pm, With groups entering the garden every 15 minutes. Fancy Dress essential! Best for children aged 5 and up.

Poster 2015


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Captain Bones takes Pendennis Castle! – Mon 26 – Fri 30 Oct 2015

The fearsome pirate leader Captain Bones has seized Pendennis.  Meet his band of salty sea dogs and discover stories from Pendennis’ piratical past. Follow the smugglers quest trail to find the captain’s stolen treasures.

Come along in your best Halloween fancy dress and you could be rewarded.

Throughout the day, children can take part in The Spooky Smugglers Quest and there will be Halloween crafts. Timetable is subject to change – please note that there may be loud bangs during the shows.


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Terry Frost Exhibition 10 October 2015 – 9 January 2016

In celebration of Terry Frost’s centenary, The Exchange at Newlyn Arts Gallery presents a collection of his most significant work. A fresh look at the artists bold pieces are curated by Tate St.Ives.


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Cycle the Mineral Tramways 

Explore Cornwall’s historic mining regions. With 37 miles of trails around Redruth and Camborne, there are plenty of adventures to be had.

A5 Great Flat Lode

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Royal Cornwall Museum Saturday 24th – Saturday 31st October

FREE The Big Draw: Every Drawing Tells A Story themed family days, with drawing activities centred around museum artefacts for parents and children to enjoy every day during the holiday, children’s work will then be exhibited in the museum. All ages welcome.

Tuesday 27th October

FREE sessions with artist Felicity Tattersall at 1:30 – 3:30pm giving children the chance to get up close to explorer Richard Lander’s Medicine Chest which still contains the original bottles and potions. Bring your imagination and create drawings inspired by this fearless Cornish explorer using his journals describing his 19th century expedition as inspiration. Age 8+.

Friday 30th October

Come and join us for another fabulous screen printing workshop with Kiwi Studios artist Dena O’Brien. Design and print your own Halloween Tote bags. They make perfect ‘Trick or Treat’ bags, personalised lunch bags or goody bags. Places limited so book early. Sessions will be running 10:30-12.00 and again at 1:30-4.00. £12.50 per child,  Age 8+.

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