Family Friendly Activities in Cornwall October Half Term 2023

Top Ten Family Friendly Activities in Cornwall October Half Term 2023

Family Friendly Activities in Cornwall October Half Term 2023


October is here, along with the gorgeous colours of of autumn. If you’re planning a family getaway to Cornwall this October half term, you’re in for a treat! From spooky Halloween adventures to breath taking natural beauty, there’s something for everyone to enjoy near Ekopod. Here are the top ten activities to consider for your family holiday:

Halloweden at the Eden Project

When: October 18-29, 2023 Times: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Admission: Pre-booking recommended More Info

On top of the stunning biomes, the Eden Project has a great half term lined up.  Embark on an incredible quest alongside legendary Tree Giants. Explore hidden places, uncover ancient wisdom, and enjoy enchanting performances while helping protect the world’s forests. Book your tickets in advance to make the most of this magical experience.

45 mins from Ekopod

Spooky Week at Trethorne

When: Throughout October Half Term Admission: Book tickets in advance More Info

A great all weather activity all year round with a huge soft play, meet the animals

and extensive outdoor playground.  However, this half term for mini ghosts and ghoulies, Spooky Week at Trethorne promises a frightfully fun time! Dress up, win prizes, enjoy face painting, pumpkin carving, live entertainment, and more. Secure your tickets for a spooktacular Halloween celebration.

12 mins from Ekopod


Halloween Scream Tea at Tre Pol and Pen

When: October Half Term (Monday, October 23rd – Sunday, October 29th) Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM daily Booking: £17.95 per person (48 hours notice required) More Info

Indulge in a wicked afternoon tea filled with Halloween-themed treats for young witches and wizards. The menu features spellbinding sausage rolls, cheesy witches’ broomsticks, fang-tastic macarons, and more. Make your reservation and enjoy a magical tea time.

20 mins from Ekopod

Lifton Farm Shop Pumpkins

When: Throughout October 2023 More Info

Join the biggest PUMPKIN FEST yet! Enjoy family fun, including pumpkin picking in a 10-acre patch, magical entertainment by Magic Martin, a pumpkin maize maze, and much more. Create lasting memories at this annual pumpkin festival. This is actually in Devon but as Ekopod is very close to the border we’ve included it!

20 mins from Ekopod

Top Ten Family Friendly Activities in Cornwall October Half Term 2023

The Dark Gathering in Tintagel

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023 Time: 2 PM – 8 PM More Info

Immerse yourself in the magical world of the Dark Gathering in the enchanting village of Tintagel. This family-friendly Halloween folk spectacular celebrates tradition and folklore with Morris dancers, folk musicians, and captivating tales. Get your tickets early for a memorable experience.  Might be a bit too creepy for our youngest guests.

25 mins from Ekopod

Trick or Treat Trail at Bodmin Jail

When: Sunday, October 22nd & Monday, October 23rd, 2023 Time: 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM Admission: Adults £15.00, Child £10.00 More Info

Bodmin Jail invites your little monsters to a mini-monster friendly Trick or Treat Trail. Dress up, meet Halloween favorites, and enjoy tricks and treats in a fun, non-frightening atmosphere. Don’t miss Family Cinema Fright Night for classic family horror films!

32 mins from Ekopod

Dormouse Half-Term Garden Trail at Lanhydrock

When: Throughout October Half-Term Admission: No booking needed, admission applies More Info

Join Dormouse and friends as they search Lanhydrock’s garden for the perfect autumn feast a special activity for children this autum and Lanhydrock.  For the rest of the family the grounds at Lanydrock are beautiful and have vibrant autumn colour at this time if year they are also dog friendly.   They also offer a  sensory trust woodland trail, mountain bike hire and a fab playpark .  The house also has a recreated Victorian nursery where children and play games from the era. No dogs in the house.  There’s no pram access in the house but you can borrow a sling.

35 mins from EkopodTop Ten Family Friendly Activities in Cornwall October Half Term 2023

 Hidden Valley Adventure

When: Throughout October Half-Term More Info

Oepning up again for half term Hidden Valley offers adventure for all ages. Explore puzzle trails, the Forbidden Mansion, Tremuddlewick village, and more. Ride the miniature railway, conquer the Maze, and enjoy a scrumptious snack at the café. An exciting day awaits!

15 minutes from Ekopod

Coastal Adventures on the North Coast

Where: Bude and surrounding areas Activities: Surfing, coasteering, boat tours, wildlife trips, and more More Info

Explore the stunning North Coast of Cornwall with its golden sandy beaches, beautiful views and the famous Bude sea pool. While it may be a bit chilly for sunbathing, kids can enjoy rock pooling, and the seasonal beach bans for dogs have been lifted. For older children, there are various active adventures to choose from, including surfing, coasteering and wildlife tours all offering a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the coast.

25 mins from Ekopod (Widemouth Bay)


Halloween Toddler Takeover At The Big Sheep Theme Park

When: October 14th – October 20th, 2023 Time: Park open from 10 AM – 3 PM More Info

OK this is another one in Devon….For the Toddlers!  Gather your little monsters and join Jiggy Wrigglers for a spooktacular Halloween Party! Enjoy favourite Halloween tunes, participate in the fancy dress competition, and create precious memories. Highlights include smoke-filled bubbles, a babies’ first Halloween party, and more. It’s Halloween fun that’s not scary, perfect for toddlers and families alike.

1 hour from Ekopod

Top Ten Family Friendly Activities in Cornwall October Half Term 2023


We hope you enjoyed our suggestions for family friendly activities in Cornwall October half term!  For the activities suggested we recommend pre booking if they offer it to avoid disappointment.  We currently have some availability for half term and all our half term bookings get a free pumpkin carving kit.   Check our our availability here: Book – Glamping in Cornwall with Ekopod   See you soon!

Rachael and Matt xxx

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