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11 Top Picks for Halloween in Cornwall

Spooky season has arrived, read on to see some of the many spook-tastic events that will help you get frightfully festive.

Get ready for a spooktacular Halloween! We’ve got plenty of eerie events and fearsome fun to tempt one and all.

1. Dead of Night Dance

Fri 22nd – Sun 31st October, 2021
Rogue Otherworld, Camborne

Rogue Theatre presents an immersive theatre adventure celebrating Halloween; a wickedly joyful treat for all ages in the sparkling dark heart of Tehidy Woods. With all-new dead good stories to tickle your ribs, thrill your spirits and chill your bones.

The Dead of Night Dance is a wild and wonderful Halloween celebration with theatre, laughter, music, stories, thrills, frights, delights and dancing.

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2. Halloweden October Half-term

Sat 23rd – Sun 31st October, 2021
Eden Project, Par

This Halloween at The Eden Project, there’s a huge amount of fun festivities for the whole family to partake in. Watch the award-winning Bakehouse Factory’s bespoke show, created especially for Eden and based around their fabulous 3m tall owl, taking place daily in the Citrus Grove.

You can solve the creepy clues in a special puzzle trail, developed in partnership with Eureka Escape, attend their Halloweden Potion Making Workshop, or take a spin on the spooky ice rink.

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3. SproutSpooken! The Halloween Edition

Sun 31st October, 2021
Royal British Legion, Newquay

Get your fancy dress ready for this spooky open-mic night with a difference.

Four spoken-word artists from across the South West join forces to bring you a poetry show like no other. Full of tricks, treats, improvised poems & audience games. Expect, silly, soaring, never-boring, very spooky spoken word as we celebrate Halloween in style!

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4. Say Boo at Newquay Zoo

Mon 18th – Sun 31st October, 2021
Newquay Zoo, Newquay

Enjoy some frighteningly good Halloween half term fun at Newquay Zoo every day from Monday. Follow the Halloween trail around the zoo and see what you can discover along the way!

If you’re feeling peckish, you can treat yourself to something devilish from their Café Lemur. Or even attend one of their fang-tastic animal talks outside some of their animal enclosures.

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5. Halloween Party

Sat 30th – Sun 31st October, 2021
Penryn Athletic Football Club, Penryn

A chilling fun-filled fancy dress party; expect a variety of Halloween-themed cocktails, a free drink on arrival and a heart-pumping soundtrack.

There will be a costume contest – so make sure you dress to impress as the best-dressed couple wins a prize.

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6. ‘Owdyado Theatre – Twisted Tales 2

Sat 23rd October, 2021
Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

‘Owdyado Theatre present their new trilogy of darkly comic ‘tales of the unexpected’ – surprising stories of the macabre and mysterious: get ready for an anarchic night of hilariously dark theatre!

This selection of macabre mini-plays includes tales of two strangers pondering the nature of ghosts on New Year’s Eve, a supermarket cashier who can read dark secrets in her customers’ mundane purchases, and a cautionary tale of what could befall you should you dare to eat somebody else’s Twirl…

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7. Halloween Hijinks

Tue 26th – Fri 29th October, 2021
Wheal Martyn, St Austell

Visit Wheal Martyn during half term week to enjoy a range of drop-in activities such as painting spooky ceramics, spider web weaving, decorating pumpkin faces and candy basket making.

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8. Hunting Monsters

Thu 21st October, 2021
National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth

In this spooky lecture, guest curator Dr Darren Naish explores the intriguing work of a maverick group of monster experts and aficionados – the cryptozoologists.

Posing the question: are there good reasons for believing in these creatures in the first place? For monsters might tell us more about the human mind than the creatures that exist outside of it.

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9. Children’s Halloween Party

Sun 31st October, 2021
Penryn Athletic Football Club, Penryn

A festive fun party for your little ones! There will be Halloween themed food and drink for all to enjoy as well a wide range of games and activities such as: find the pumpkin, children’s fancy dress competition, apple bobbing, party games, prizes and party music.

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10. Rocky Horror Picture Show – Underground

Sat 23rd October, 2021
Carnglaze Caverns, Liskeard

Watch a film classic in a unique cinematic experience, the Carnglaze Caverns. A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

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11. Heligan Halloween

Sat 23rd – Sun 31st October, 2021
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Explore the many traditions and celebrations of Halloween at Heligan this Half-term, with the warming firepits alight, gather round to warm yourself from the fresh chill in the air and toast some marshmallows or yummy apples.

You can take part in a creative challenge where you’ll carve your cucurbits for their grand display and competition, or join one of their fun workshops, expertly facilitated by the spellbinding Pokya circus troupe who will help you discover new skills and tricks, expelling some Autumn energy in the great outdoors. You can even come face to face array of stunning owls and learn about all of the natural tricks these creatures have up their sleeve to navigate and survive in the wild.

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Florence Cashel

Theatre, live music, comedy, community workshops with social impact: these are a few of Florence’s favourite things. When she’s not at Cornwall 365, Florence is a theatremaker and performer.