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What’s on this October

12th October 2023

Welcome to our very first Journal entry for the Duchy of Cornwall Holiday Cottages. Here is a snapshot of what's on this October in Cornwall.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan - Halloween Adventures

Join in a bug-tacular half term Halloween adventure at Heligan. This October our Home Farm barn welcomes back spiders, snakes and other creepy creatures for a really wild encounter. This frightfully fun family experience will be running throughout half term, as well as some spooky crafting fun in the reserve yard. 

From 27th-29th discover our Carved Pumpkin Trail with Giant pumpkins like you’ve never seen before, all creatively carved into characters sure to give you a Halloween thrill! Follow the family trail by day or at dusk, as giant spiders bring this Halloween garden tale to life. We’re delighted to partner with the folks at Sand in Your Eye to bring this pumpkin spectacle to Cornwall.

Halloween Adventures

Silhouttes and Shadows at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

The nights are drawing in and the shadows are taking over. Visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall for a spooky half term this October! Join in with the eerie shadow pirate puppet stories and songs in the Main Hall, create your own shadow puppets in Make & Take, and join the Museum trail to find out what our pirate ghost uncovers lurking on his ghoulish ship!

More information HERE.

Spooky Scarecrows at Cothele

This October half-term, head to Cotehele to see how many spooky scarecrows you can find hiding in the garden. Spot the scarecrows and read their stories from local folklore to solve the mystery.

With no need to book, the event is free, admission applies or use National Trust membership. 

More information HERE


The legendary Tree Giants have arrived at Eden on a special quest this Halloween – they need your help to protect the world’s forests. Uncover their hiding places and discover ancient wisdom, extraordinary tales and enchanting performances. 

Find out more HERE.

Cornish Maize Maze - Pumpkin Maze & Picking

Visit Smeaton Farm and take part in our pumpkin maze with a Halloween themed quiz ideal for families with younger children and pumpkin picking. 

For information on dates, times, how to book and prices, please click HERE.

Pumpkin Trail at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery

This October half term join us at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery for our free Pumpkin Trail. Bring family & friends to join in the spooky fun. Find the hidden pumpkins around the nursery & children will receive a Halloween prize.

From Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October.

No need to book.

For further information click HERE

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