3rd October 2019

Things to do in Octoberin Cornwall

Even in Autumn, Cornwall is blessed with such a variety of things to do. World-famous attractions, family adventure parks, historic & cultural places to visit plus food and drink festivals, there is something for everyone when you stay at the Carlyon Bay Hotel. Along with what we have below there are so many more that we could list!

Perfect for Families

The Eden Project


From the 19th October

Celebrate Halloween in ways you could only image at the Eden Project this year! The children (and not forgetting adults) will be hugely entertained and kept on their toes this October half term with forbidden forests to explore, potions to make and of course the traditional pumpkin carving.

Ice Skating 

From 12th October 2019 until 23rd February 2020.

Eden Project welcomes back its magical ice rink. Slide and glide into the winter with this family activity that is sure to put smiles on everyone's faces. Suitable for all ages with a timetable to suit all abilities this is definitely a place to visit. 

Heligan Gardens 

From the 19th October

Pop in for some fun this half term as Heligan invite you to meet the Good, the Bad and the Bugly! Adventure through the woods along the Creepy Creatures Trail, you never know who you might meet! At the Halloween Yurt, you will have the opportunity to meet the owls, some creepy crawly creatures and to learn about the animals that live in our garden at night! And lots more!

Camel Creek

Fantastic fun for the whole family at this top quality attraction with beautifully designed rides and animal attractions in a lovely setting this is Cornwall's BIGGEST Halloween event.

Cultural and Historical

Lanhydrock House

Find out about this unpretentious family house and see the two sides of Victorian life, with spectacular gardens and acres of land

From the 19th October 

For families, Lanhydrock House's Spooky Garden Trail will be open for all! With lots of prizes to be won and all kinds of skills being tested, this is perfect for all ages.

Pendennis Castle

Defending Cornwall since Tudor times, visit this picturesque castle with breathtaking views out to sea in Falmouth 

From 26th October

A variety of exciting and frightening fun awaits at Pendennis Castle this half term. A perfect day-out for the kids, with wicked crafts and a spooktacular Halloween quest around the castle. Get up-close to a host of real-life 'beasts'! Meet some amazing animals – including snakes, spiders and more – and learn all about these creepy crawly creatures.

25th & 26th October

For 2 nights only! Pendennis castle will be hosting an after-dark, eerie Ghost tour this October! With tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history, this is not a night for the faint-hearted. Family-friendly and adult time slots available

Bodmin Jail

All year round activities from Jailbreak to ghost tours and discover what life was like behind bars in the 18th century and the only place in the UK with a fully restored hanging pit.

Over Halloween, there are some fantastic spooky events being held at Bodmin Jail well known for its ghostly tours! Learn the history and scream the night away!

Food and Beverage

St Austell Brewery 

Pop by and find out about the history and heritage of the Brewery with their interactive tour. Home to the brilliant Tribute Pale Ale and Korev Lager! With a sample or two at the end! 

Falmouth Oyster Festival 

From the 9th - 13th October

For the 23rd Year, Falmouth will be holding the annual Oyster Festival this October! The annual festivities celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food, and craft stalls.