Best Halloween Activities in Cornwall
All across country, there be a wicked chill in the air as Halloween looms closer. Skeletons in closets, pumpkins in windows and weird and wonderful costumes signal only one thing: the start of awfully good fun!
Whether you are a mini-Halloweeni or fully-fledged fangatic, there are lots of spooktacular events taking place both all over Cornwall this year. From family-friendly fun at the Eden Project to grownups-only celebrations at the (in)famous Halloween Masked Ball, there are opportunities aplenty for everyone to get into the fiendish groove and enjoy the festivities.
Adding an extra-memorable twist to your holiday in Cornwall, you can look forward to days of intrigue enjoying the line-up of attractions and activities and nights of pure R&R from your luxury suite at the Godolphin Arms. To jump straight in, take a browse of our hand-picked selection of the best Halloween activities in Cornwall 2019:
Haunting Halloween Week at Cotehele Mill – 19th – 26th October 2019
One for all the family, Haunting Halloween will see Cotehele Mill transformed into a spooky haunt with the walls festooned with webs and decorations. As well as following a children’s trail peppered with sweet treats, your little ones will also be able to unleash their Hallow-style with fancy dress!
Gardens of Heligan: The Good, the Bad and the Bugly – 19th – 27th October 2019
Join the team at the Gardens of Heligan for some unforgettable fun during October half-term. Steal through the woods along the Creepy Creatures Trail, keeping your eyes peeled for curious critters along the way, and play games in the Steward’s House. At the Halloween Yurt, you will be invited to meet beautiful owls, fascinating creepy crawly creatures and learn about the gardens’ nocturnal animals.
Curses and Crossbones at Pirate Quest – 19th October – 1st November 2019
Be transported back 300 years to the Golden Age of Piracy at Pirate’s Quest. This October, Calico Jack’s crew of live pirate performers will guide you through an unforgettable adventure from the mystical caves to the murky streets of 18th Century Cornwall, all the while sharing tales of their dark, dramatic history.
Halloweden – 19th October – 3rd November 2019
The Eden Project are beckoning families to explore forbidden forests filled with mythical monsters and outlandish beasts this Halloween in Cornwall. Come nose-to-nose with some unusual beings, including the extremely rare Mongolian Death Worm, before trying your hand at potion making and pumpkin carving.
Flambards Tricks & Treat Firework Spectacular – 23rd October 2019
Seeing out Halloween in style, Flambards are rounding off their Halloween extravaganza with a superb firework display on the 23rd October. Welcoming Halloween-lovers of all ages to take part in spine-tingling rides and a frightful pumpkin trail through the Victorian Village, you can round off the day watching fireworks burst in the night sky and explode in a multi-coloured frenzy.
Halloween Tours at Pendennis Castle – 25th – 26th October 2019
Not suitable for the faint of heart, Pendennis’ Halloween tours are an opportunity for the bold among you to experience an eerie evening tour of the castle. Be regaled by fantastic storytellers as they lead you a bone-tingling journey and share tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrible historic happenings.
Halloween Masked Ball – 2nd November 2019
One for the big-kids to let down their hair down and enjoy a fantastic evening of music and dance, Flambard’s Halloween Masked Ball is an adults-only event held each year. Be thrilled by live music, freaked by costume-clad actors and awed by expert acrobats all combining to create one of the best Halloween activities in Cornwall – and the country!