Half Term Halloween Happenings 2015

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Halloweden (St Austell)

We totally love the Eden Project and its always a brilliant day out for everyone. They are particularly good at celebrating all times of year, and we are looking forward to experiencing our first spooky trip soon.

There is certainly a lot going on, and everything (excluding the Monsters Ball, ice skating & face-painting) is included in the price of admission. Activities include creating your own potions, brewing bubbles, meeting the owls from Screech Owl Sanctuary, then heading into the “amazing immersive experience in the Wishcraft Tent” which involves activating your potions, the pumpkin display, spooky puppet shows and the journey through the tunnel of terrors.

All that is on top of the usual Eden experience, which is a day out in itself, go!

(10% off tickets bought online, and advance booking discounts available)

Cotehele: Freak Week (Saltash)

This National Trust property is laying on lots of Halloween fun with a spooky make over. Activities include a children’s Halloween trail, freaky baking, spirit hunting, a “Wild on the Outside” exhibition, creepy crafts, monster making, pumpkin carving and Fright Night for the brave on the 31st October.

Pirate’s Quest: Half Term Halloween and evening scare hunt (Newquay)

Calling all brave buccaneer pirates! This sounds like a swashbuckling day out for kids. Pirates give visitors a uniquely Cornish experience featuring the mermaid of Zennor, heroes from Arthurian legends, Cornish caves and smugglers.

This “fiendish family-friendly fun” includes (friendly) live Pirates, spooky treasure trails, hidden pumpkins and the chance find pirate treasure. For the very brave there is an “optional scare section” with lots of undead pirates. Yikes.

(10% off tickets bought online)

Trebah Gardens: Halloween Workshops & Spooky Night Walk with a Mexican Twist! (Falmouth)

Children under 15 have free entry in October 2015.

On 29th & 30th October the Halloween Workshops take place. These include drop-in pumpkin carving sessions, (£4) and a “Hair Raising Hedgehog Trail” £2.

The Spooky Garden Walk takes place from 6-8.30pm on 30th October 2015. Best suited to the over 5s (too scary for dogs and pushchairs). Get your fancy dress gear on, grab your torch and brave the garden in the dead of night. There will be ghost tales of local spirits, and things lurking in the shadows. (Adults £5, kids £3)

Jamaica Inn (Launceston)

Cornwall’s most famous smuggling inn found nearby on Bodmin Moor is no stranger to creepy goings on. A great place to grab a drink or a cream tea. It is said to be genuinely haunted, the museum details the amazing smuggling history that shaped this part of Cornwall so significantly.

Bodmin Jail (Bodmin)

Bodmin Jail is creepy and disturbing all year round. Our 5 year old has only just recovered from her summer visit so obviously better for older children. Visit the cold dark cells and hear the stories of those who ended up in the bleak jail and why. Overnight paranormal ghost walks on October 30th 2015 are on offer for the over 18s! Eeeeeeeekkkkk.