One of the greatest perks of opting for a staycation in the UK is that your chosen location is easily accessible all year round. And whatever the weather, Cornwall is an incredible destination with rich history and adventures to embark on, for the entire family.
With the nights drawing in and spooky season upon us, it’s clear that Cornwall holidays are the best way to spend the October half-term.
Read on to find out why.
A place to stay
The first step in finding the perfect way to spend your Halloween staycation is finding a place to stay. Whilst you might just be thinking of somewhere to rest your head, finding luxury accommodation to suit your budget and all your family’s needs is crucial.
With a static caravan or lodge at your chosen holiday park, you could make the most of the amenities whilst also spending quality time with your family staying warm and cosy after the sun sets, as well as having easy access to local activities.
Spooky things to do
Once you’ve found the ideal place to stay, you’ll want to plan your spooky activities to fully make the most of this half-term.
Luckily, Cornwall is full of things to do and sights to see all year round, with timeless parks and coastal walks among some of the spectacular things to explore.
Due to this, the Cornish coast is a hotspot at Halloween, with plenty of autumnal adventures to be had, including:
Healey’s Cyder Apple Farm
At Healey’s Cyder Apple Farm, you can explore orchids and press native apples all year round. But at Halloween, you can board a Vintage Tractor and visit the pumpkin patch to pick out your own pumpkin. Then, you can get carving your chosen pumpkin in the family-friendly workshop, all whilst learning about the award-winning apples on the family-run farm.
The Witches Afternoon Tea at The Headland
The Headland hotel hosts a spooky afternoon tea in the place made famous by a 90’s film. Suitable for families, this event gives you the chance to eat some great food in a witchy atmosphere, where kids will have the chance to meet the Grand High Witch and really get a taste of the magic.
There’s also a Museum of Witchcraft you could visit in Cornwall, but that one’s not for the fainthearted.
Hauntland’s Screamfest for Adults and Kids
In the Heartlands, there are plenty of events for everyone at Hauntland’s Screamfest. During the day, kids can enjoy Halloween parties with spooky surprises, and at night, the adult’s fun begins – with a dark maze taking centre stage of the party and DJ event.
Flambards Theme Park
A family-friendly theme park, Flambards knows how to celebrate Halloween half term in spooky style! Enjoy a pumpkin trail, ‘spooktacular’ fireworks, extended opening hours and the attraction’s first-ever Halloween parade!
At Pendennis Castle, the famous Beano characters come face-to-face with this historic castle’s mystery Halloween event!
You and the kids can join characters Dennis, Gnasher and their friends as you try to solve creepy clues around the grounds.
Halloweden at the Eden Project
Finally, it’s Halloweeden – a family-friendly event at the monster tourist attraction, the Eden Project.
Famed for its dedication to preserving the Earth’s ecosystem, and educating generations about the wonderful interconnections between our planet and our lives.
At Halloween, the Eden Project opens beyond the sunset, so families can follow the lantern-lit path through the rainforest as you learn about superstitions, take part in workshops and enter the pumpkin patch… if you dare.
There are plenty more spooky adventures to be had on the Cornish coast this half term, making it clear why Cornwall is one of the best places to spend this Hallows Eve.