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What's on in Cornwall this October half-term?


What's on in Cornwall this October half-term?

If you're looking forward to a week away with the family this October half-term, you'll be stuck for choice for days out.

Here are just a few of the fantastic activities taking place around Cornwall this October half-term, whether you're 8 or 80.

Halloween at Eden


This giant greenhouse, nestled on the site of a former mining quarry, attracts thousands of visitors every year. They come to see exotic plants, out-of-this-world environment, and rainforest biome.

Halloween at Eden Project
Image from Eden Project's website, October 2018

But this Halloween brings a whole new level of entertainment, alongside the usual attractions.

In 2018, you can expect to see new creatures roaming around the biomes - rumour has it they have scales, breathe fire and swing their long pointed tails as they walk.... You'll also have the opportunity to make your own magical animal feed potion in the medieval marketplace.


Monkey Sanctuary


This little haven near Looe is home to almost 40 monkeys, each with their own unique personality and story of survival. Meet Capuchin monkeys, Marmosets and other cheeky monkeys in this interactive and stimulating setting.

Monkey Sanctuary near Looe

There is also a wild play area for your little monkeys to explore, where they can climb, slide, run and build.


Lanhydrock House & Gardens, near Bodmin


If the 900 acre estate, with its winding trails, manicured gardens and historic structures, isn't enough to keep you and your little ones entertained, there's also a huge Victorian country house to explore at Lanhydrock.



Go below stairs and see how the servants used to live and work; take a peek inside the elegant and spacious rooms where the family used to entertain, relax, work and play; and walk the pretty woodland trails in the grounds.


Milkyway Adventure Park, Bude


Enrol at the school for witches and wizards at the Milkyway Adventure Park this Halloween. There are loads of fun activities for little ones to enjoy, as well as the ever popular rides, indoor soft play, toddler town and fantasy farm.

potion making and magic at Milkyway

Make your own wand, mix potions, write spells and ride broomsticks as part of the Halloween event, from Saturday 20th until Sunday 28th October 2018.


Beneath our Feet, Carnglaze Caverns


This former slate mine is just down the road from us here at Badgers' Sett. It's a stunning setting at any time of year, with its winding paths, high ceilings and mystical underground lake.



But at Halloween it transforms into an atmospheric stage as a local arts company performs Beneath our Feet, telling the story of the underground through music and dance.


Short breaks at Badgers' Sett this October


Our holiday cottages, nestled in the wooded valley alongside the Cornish moors, are a cosy home from home for your October half-term holiday.

Lavender Cottage, sleeps 4

contemporary living room Badgers Sett

Short breaks from just 407 - for up to four guests, staying in the Lavender Cottage this October half-term, from Monday 22nd October 2018.


Thyme Cottage, sleeps 4

This historic converted barn features a spacious kitchen and open plan living area. You'll arrive to a freshly baked cream tea, with a tub of Rodda's clotted cream and fruity strawberry jam.


welcome Cornish cream tea at Badgers Sett holiday cottages

Short breaks from just 407 - for up to four guests, staying in Thyme Cottage this October half-term, from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th October 2018.

Call Julie on 01579 320741 to book your October half-term short break.

Posted: 23 September 2018