Halloween half term is nearly here. Here are some ideas of things to do with the whole family, dogs included around Cornwall.
Try Spooky Trail at Lappa Valley
From Sat 21st to Sun 29th October, Lappa Valley are running two Spooks trails: one for Little Monsters (3-5 years) and one for Big Beasts (6 years plus), There’s a children’s Halloween quiz, spooky colouring and a prize for everyone who comes in fancy dress! All additional activities are included in the standard ticket price of £12.50 per adult, £10 per child and £1 per well-behaved dog which must be on a lead. www.lappavalley.co.uk
On the weekend of the 27th-31st October Healeys Cyder Farm are hosting a free trick-or-treat hunt where the aim is to track down giant sweets to spell a spooky word and win a treat! There is also an apple carving contest where you can win a Healeys goodie bag and a candle-lit tour of the old cellars or spooky tractor ride down to the haunted orchard. This is free but a small fee is required for the candle-lit tours and tractor rides. Dogs are welcome on the farm. healeyscyder.co.uk/visit-us/whats-on
If you’d like to celebrate the Cornish twist on Halloween, this October half-term Helston Museum are celebrating ALLANTIDE – a traditional Cornish celebration. Design your own turnip jacko-lantern and try some Allantide Apple games. There’s a red Allan Apple for all children, for good luck. Dogs are welcome on leads. www.helstonmuseum.co.uk
Monday 23 – Friday 27 October, 11am-3pm
Have some spooky, creative fun in Shamrock’s boathouse on Cotehele Quay. Hallowe’en pumpkin carving, broom making and more is taking place on Cotehele Quay. Dogs are allowed on leads. Monday and Thursday carving pumpkins (£3 per pumpkin); Tuesday making brooms (£3); on Wednesday make monsters (£1); and Friday make masks (£1). Call 01579 351346 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele
Join the fourth annual All Hallow’s Eve Dark Happening organised for the Museum by Cassandra Latham Jones (and others). Morris dancing during the day, torchlit processions and dancing by night. Visits by the Mari Lwyds and other osses. Visit the Museum by candlelight. Dress up, bring a pumpkin/carved turnip and join our lantern procession. More details and timings to follow nearer the time. Free to attend event (normal entry prices apply to visit the Museum). museumofwitchcraft.com or phone 01840250111.
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