Strictly is well underway, the X Factor contestants have been to the judges’ houses, and large boxes of Quality Street and Roses are starting to pile up in supermarket foyers… just some of the signs that it’s October. But what’s on in Cornwall October half-term 2016?
Before you get to how you’ll be spending your extra hour on Sunday 30 October (clocks go back Saturday night), take a minute to get some exciting plans in place for the half-term.
There is always loads going on in Cornwall during the school holidays, and October half-term is no exception.
Starting on Saturday 22 October, there will be events and activities throughout the area, both here on the park and at local attractions.
See our round-up of some of the best below, or find out what’s happening at Monkey Tree Holiday Park here.
What’s on in Cornwall October half-term 2016
Halloweden at the Eden Project
Hit the ice rink (but hopefully not too hard) to show off your moves, get creative with pumpkin carving like you’ve neer seen it before, and brave the biomes of the magical Eden Project for an unforgettable Halloweden experience.
Take a peek at what happened last year to get an idea of what’s in store:
Join the ghoulish ghost hunt around the zoo, get crafty with a wide range of creative activities to take home, and scare your family with spooky face-painting.
Plus there will be a chance to get up close and personal with all the animals, whether you like creepy crawlies, cheeky monkeys or feathered friends.
Cotehele House & Gardens
Join a fun-packed freak week at the historic Cotehele House near Saltash, where your little ones can try their hand at making their own little monsters, carving pumpkins and crafting spooky masks.
All activities take place in the boat house so dress warmly and be prepared for a chill…..
You may already have visited this theme park to ride the roller coaster and other attractions… But during Halloween you’ll see a whole new side to the Victorian Village….
And remember to stay late on Monday or Wednesday to catch the biggest fireworks display of the season.
Jump aboard the steam train and ride the winding tracks through the woodland.. Discover the fun-filled Lappa Valley, where this Halloween you’ll find creepy characters around every corner. Spot them all and you could even win a prize.
Follow the clues and solve the riddle as you explore the enormous gardens at Lanhydrock near Bodmin.
Then head inside to see for yourself what life was really like in the 1800s, from the servants’ quarters to the grand bedrooms and working kitchens.
Holidays in October half-term in Cornwall
If you book now for October half-term at Monkey Tree Holiday Park you can save up to £160*. Click here to book and save. You might also want to start planning your best Halloween costume yet with our inspirational guide – so you can win the prestigious title of Best Costume of 2016….
(*£160 saving based on 7 nights plus one free in the Padstow holiday home, from Saturday 22 October 2016).