Cornwall is fun anytime of the year and October is no different. There is plenty to do for everyone whatever the weather. Here are our top 3 favourite things to do this October half term (besides visiting our shops).
1. Tate St Ives
The gallery has been closed for a while now undergoing a great refurbishment. The good news is, it reopens this Saturday, October the 14th and the admission is free
It's been a four-year building project which doubles the space for showing art, adding almost 600 square metres of galleries, and created spectacular new studios for learning activities.
It gives the gallery enough space to accommodate the quarter of a million visitors it welcomes each year – over three times the number for which it was originally designed – who bring £11 million annually to the local economy.
For the first time, Tate St Ives
can provide a permanent presence to those iconic 20th century artists who lived and worked in the town, demonstrating the role of St Ives in the story of modern art. This is accompanied by a new programme of large-scale seasonal shows.
2. Padstow: Halloween at Camel Creek Adventure Park
Camel Creek Adventure Park
is a vibrant and welcoming visitor destination year-round, uniquely interpreting the legends of the area and famous for delivering great adventures and days out for the whole family. The Park is an all-weathers’ attraction and open all year round, with annual activities reflecting the seasons.
They will be hosting an abundance of ghoulish activities throughout October Half Term as guests prepare to be tricked and treated from 21st-29th October.
An additional scare zone aimed at children 7 and over will accompany the popular “Crocodile Crypt” scare zone aimed at those with a more nervous disposition.
The Demon Drop will be transformed into a hair-raising maze with animated characters in costume providing thrills along the way. (All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
Activities included in admission price:
- Camel Creek Witch’s Grotto
- “Old Creeker’s Mine” the thrilling scare zone for over 7’s
- “Crocodile Crypt” scare zone for under 7’s
- Free gift for children in fancy-dress
- Spooky Games
- Mystical Magic Show
- Freaky Face Painting
- Grim Reaper Ghost Train
- Snake & Spider encounters
3. Rogue Theatre at Tehidy Woods
If you're looking for a Halloween fun which is not just for the little ones, this is definitely a place for you. Cornwall's own Rogue Theatre
is popular with all generations and their performances are absolutely amazing! A lot of hard work and passion goes into their shows and as a spectator, you can certainly tell!
The Dead of Night Dance
is a wicked and wonderful Halloween celebration with theatre and adventure, thrills, frights, delights and dancing.
Journey deep into the forest to the land of the rapturously dead where a collection of comic, macabre and sheer ghostly short stories play out on Mrs Logan’s stage in a ghoulish spook show before the party of departed souls truly comes to life!
With a wild blend of imagination, magic and macabre humour the celebration mixes live music, storytelling, dance and a twist of spectacle.
The adventure follows a path through the woods into the land of the dead and ends in our wonderful stretch canvas tent, so dress for the weather of this world and the cold of the underworld.
What is your favourite thing to do in Cornwall during the autumn half term? Do share with us in the comments below! ;)