Top Ten Things to do in Cornwall this October Half Term

Top Ten Family Friendly Activities in Cornwall October Half Term 2023

Top Ten things to do in Cornwall this October Half Term

Here are our top ten things to do in Cornwall this October Half term. All the activities recommended should keep the little ones entertained and are within 35 minutes of Ekopod Glamping Site.

Top Ten things to do in Cornwall this October Half Term - Alpaca
1) Alpaca Trekking

Ever thought of alpaca trekking? Well if it’s been on your wish list, this half term is the time to tick it off.  Alpaca Trekking Bodmin are running three days of Halloween spectacular on the 27th, 29th and 30th October. It is £4 per person to view the farm (under 2s free).  This includes meeting and feeding animals such as meerkats and alpacas.  It’s then just £5 extra to walk the Alpacas. Crafting is also on offer for an extra £5. No dogs.

26 minute drive from Ekopod

Special Events – Alpaca Trekking Cornwall


2) Bodmin Jail

For a suitably fitting Halloween experience why not head over to Bodmin Jail.  On Saturday they have their junior jailers tour of the jail. A tour they describe as full of ‘kid friendly nasty for brave 7+’.  A great wet weather option! Adults £15, children £12.50. Tour takes 1.5 hours.

31 minute drive from Ekopod

Children’s Tours Bodmin Jail


3) Bodmin and Wenford Railway
Top Ten things to do in Cornwall this October Half Term - Train

Take a trip through the Cornish countryside this October half term on a beautifully restored steam train. Steam train trips available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday during October and the full trip takes 2 hours. Adults £18.50, children £9.50, under 3’s free, dogs £1.50.

30 minute drive from Ekopod

Bodmin & Wenford Railway





4) Charlie Bears

Did you know that the World-famous Charlie Bears come from Launceston? Their home is open Monday – Saturday with a huge gallery of bears to view. This October half term one of the bear cubs has cast a spell over the bear house! There’s a treasure hunt of magic potions hidden amongst the bears that can break the spell and win you a prize. £3 entry, free for under 18 and over 60s.

18 minute drive from Ekopod

Charlie bears

Top then things to do in Cornwall this October half term - Charlie Bears


5)Hidden Valley Puzzle Park

Hidden Valley opens up again for half term (22

nd October – 31st inclusive). It has a great new play park that only opened this summer and a mini steam train giving rides around the park. The main attraction though are their puzzle trails – suitable for a range of ages and dogs can come too, for the outdoor ones! Adults £14, child £13 under 3 free, dogs £1

Hidden Valley

15 minute drive from Ekopod


6) Evenings at Ekopod

Top Ten things to do in Cornwall this October Half Term - Ekopod glamping

After busy days exploring come back to cosy evenings in front of the wood burner at Ekopod.  With Ekopod being off grid, it’s perfect for evenings spent connecting without the distraction of screens. Borrow board games from the barn, toast marshmallows or even carve a pumpkin.

All our bookings over half term get marshmallows and a pumpkin

carving kit (with pumpkin) free with their booking!


Find out more about our family friendly glamping here.




7) Lanhydrock Stately home

Lanhydrock has an exciting half term lined up with its Penny Dreadful exhibition. Creepy characters from the Penny Dreadful stories come to life in Lanhydrock’s nurseries. Children can find haunted treasure, meet the characters, make their own Penny Dreadful and enjoy spooky treats in the café.  Alongside this is the normal activities of exploring the house and grounds, play area and child friendly cycle routs and bike hire. Dogs allowed in the grounds but not the house. Adults £18.70, child £9.35, under 5’s free

Family fun at Lanhydrock

35 minute drive from Ekopod


8) Pumpkin Fest

Ok this one is actually in Devon, but we’re so close to the border it’s not far at all. Hosted by Lifton Farm Shop. There is a huge pumpkin patch of all different shapes and sizes to explore along with pumpkin displays and spooky installations. There’s an award-winning magician for entertainment and a magic potion maize maze. £2.50 per person, under 1’s free and the Maize Maze tickets are discounted to £4 per person.

Pumkin Fest

20 minute drive from Ekopod


9) Surfing 

Top Ten things to do in Cornwall this October Half Term - Surfing

No trip to Cornwall is complete without giving surfing a go! However, after October half term a lot of the surf schools shut down.  So, make the most of this last opportunity to get in the water and learn a new skill. Local to us at Widemouth Bay you’ll find Freewave surf academy and Reuben Ash Surf School both £40 a session.

Freewave Surf Academy

Reuben Ash

24 minute drive from Ekopod


10) Trethorne Leisure Park

Twelve minutes down the road from us is Trethorne Leisure Park.  A huge soft play area will keep the little ones amused for hours (including an under fours area).  Highlights include a petting zoo, go carts, trampolines, zorb football, climbing wall and some pretty impressive slides.  Great as a wet weather option.

Trethorne Leisure Park

12  minute drive from Ekopod


We hope you enjoyed our Top Ten Things to do in Cornwall this October half term.  Let us know if you have any other suggestions we should share!


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