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Things to do in Cornwall this October Half Term

It seems that as soon as one school holiday ends, we immediately start thinking about the next. As the sun sets on another fantastic summer season, we look ahead to some of the amazing things we can see and do during October half term, which is another fantastic time for a family getaway in Cornwall.

Go for a Spin Around Cardinham Woods

In a steep valley near Bodmin is this Forestry Commission park, where a series of mountain biking trails have been cut into the hills. This challenging off-road centre at Cardinham Woods is an exciting mix of switchbacks, burns, bumps and fast, downhill singletrack. Best for kids of ten years and over, this biking adventure will get everyone puffing uphill and whooping down. Mountain bikes are available to hire, and there’s a great café for post-ride snacks.

Dare to Visit the Witches’ Hotel

What better way to celebrate Halloween than to visit Newquay’s Headland Hotel, where Roald Dahl’s The Witches was filmed? Take a stroll around this luxury hotel, built at Fistral Beach during Victorian times. Then stop for an afternoon-tea in the sea view conservatory for very tasty sandwiches, scones and cakes.

Have an Adventure at Camel Creek

This family theme park is just a few miles from Padstow and has a huge range of rides for all ages. There are rollercoasters, carousels, big drops, slides and log flumes, as well as animal petting areas and displays. During half term, the park organises a range of Halloween events to keep everyone spookily entertained.

Take Your Little Horrors to Halloweden

Eden Project is a fantastic place to visit at any time. But during half term, the attraction puts on its annual Halloweden series of events and activities. As well as spooky storytelling, crafty capers and scary encounters, it’s a great opportunity to explore the wonderful gardens with a fright or two lurking in the foliage.

Take a Marine Boat Tour

Walk down to Padstow harbour and hop on a boat for a tour along the Camel estuary and surrounding coastline. It’s beautiful to see the coast from a boat and there is a great chance of encounters with marine wildlife such as dolphins, seals and sea birds.

Bounce into Action at Newquay’s New Trampoline Park

The recently opened Better Extreme trampoline park in Newquay, offers oodles of fun and activity you youngsters. Here you’ll find the space to jump freely over trampoline beds and bouncy walls; while adrenalin junkies will enjoy the high-tower foam pits and obstacle course.

Ready to book your October half-term holiday?

Check availability for half term and book you holiday home in Padstow. It’s the perfect place for family fun and adventures. We have some spaces at a range of cottages, houses and apartments in Padstow and nearby villages for the last week in October. Check availability here.

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