Spookiest ways to spend Halloween Week in Cornwall

Spooky season is coming so we’ve haunted out the most ghoulish activities, deadly parties and paranormal places in Cornwall to visit this HalloWeek. Whether you want a Trick or Treat, there’s guaranteed to be something for the whole family!

The Pick of The Pumpkin Patch 

1. Trevaskis Farm – Hayle

Fields of beautiful pumpkins of all shapes and sizes ready for you to pick and take home. 

2. Lobbs Farm Shop – Heligan 

Take a tractor trailer ride down to the fields where you can choose from hundreds of pumpkins including some “ghost pumpkins”. While you’re there take a photo in the Hay Bale Photobooth and get up close and personal with some young farm lambs.

3. Pumpkin Carving at Healey’s Cyder Farm – Truro

The Rattler bar will be transformed into a spooky pumpkin carving family workshop from 16th-31st October. All the tools and a medium sized pumpkin are included and best of all, the lovely people at Healey’s will do all the tidying up afterwards. You’ll also be able to visit the animals, explore our production halls & apple press house, learn about cyder-making through the ages in our museum, peep at Cornwall’s first distillery to be installed in over 300 years and tiptoe through the underground cellars… enjoying free tastings along the way!

Have a howl-ing good time

4. Flambards – Helston

Throughout half term join in with monster magic shows, spooky pumpkin trails through the Victorian Village and see the Big Dance Company Flash Mob. Don’t forget to stay late on Wednesday for the famous Halloween Tricks & Treats Firework Spectacular. 

Come along in Fancy Dress on Sunday 31st where prizes will be given throughout the day for the most terrifying outfits. 

5. Camel Creek – Wadebridge

There’s a host of spooky activities, experiences and encounters planned at Camel Creek this Halloween, including the extra special Bug Ball (29th-30th October). There will be a disco, buffet, soft play and games with prizes to be won! 

6. Eden Project – Par

Solve the creepy clues in a special puzzle trail with Eureka Escape. Make potions to take home and treasure. Meet the beautiful owls from the Screech Owl Sanctuary and see the award-winning Bakehouse Factory’s show based around a fabulous 3m tall owl. Top the day off with a spin on the spooky ice rink. 

7. Paradise Park – Hayle

Learn some eerie fascinating facts along the pumpkin trail; find out about scorpion eating birds, silent but deadly nocturnal hunters and much more. Then see if you can survive the Jungle Express Train through the jungle tunnel before letting your monsters burn off some excitement in the JungleBarn play centre. 

8. Bodmin Jail – Bodmin

This Halloween, Cornwall’s spookiest attraction brings their “Go Darker Heritage Tour” taking you deeper into the grim and ghastly. As darkness falls, things get more spooky on their Ghost Walks, Scary Cinema, After Dark and Paranormal Tours.

9. Lost Gardens of Heligan – Heligan 

This half term Heligan invites you to learn some new tricks to earn some Heligan treats in their ‘have a go workshops’ expertly facilitated by the spellbinding Pokya circus troupe. Elsewhere in the gardens come face to face with an array of owls and warm up by the firepit with some yummy toasted marshmallows. Visit on All Hallows Eve to enter the Heligan Cucurbit carving competition. 

Fright for the right to party!

10. Fancy Dress Spooktacular – Truro

Raising money for the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust in a show of appreciation for everything they’ve done over the past 18 months with a night of music, dancing and fun, all with a Halloween twist. Enjoy live music from three incredible bands; Mod Life Krisis, The Harry Peanut Show and Blackout. 

11. Bodmin Railway Murder Mystery – Bodmin 

A tale of intrigue, suspense and murder aboard a beautiful steam train journey through the Cornish countryside. Is every passenger who they say they are? Solve the mysteries and have a stab at identifying the correct murderer to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

12. Tehidy Woods Dead of Night Dance – North Cliffs 

Follow an adventure path through the woods into the land of the dead, a wickedly joyful treat, with theatre, laughter, music, thrills, frights, delights and dancing. Dead of Night Dance weaves a wild spell of imagination, magic and Halloween humour, stirring in live music, storytelling, dance and a twist of bewitching spectacle. Spirits of all ages are welcome. 

13. Harlyn Sands Spook-tober

As always, we’ve got loads of spooktacular activities for the whole family to enjoy right here at Harlyn Sands over Half Term week, so keep your eyes peeled for details on our social media, or pop into reception for a time table of activities! It’s going to be frightfully fun!

Whatever you do, we WITCH YOU A HAPPY HALLOWEEN, from everyone at Harlyn Sands!