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Halloween Top Picks

With Halloween creeping up around the corner, check out some of our Top Picks for the spookiest events in Cornwall!

Get ready for a spooktacular Halloween!  From spooky storytelling to creepy costume parties, we’ve got plenty of eerie events and fearsome fun to tempt one and all!


1. Wheal Play Halloween Session

Heartlands, Pool
Wed 25th & Sat 28th October, 2023

Wheal Play is brewing up some spine-tingling sessions this spooky season!

Don’t be a ghost — come in costume if you dare!

Unlock the gates to Wheal Play’s eerie realm, savor a sinister hotdog, sip on unlimited squash to quench your ghostly thirst, transform into a creature of the night with face painting, and clutch a bag of wickedly sweet treats to ensure the hyperactivity lingers!

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2. SproutSpooken: The Halloween Edition

Sprout Health Foods, Newquay
Sat 28th October, 2023

Lift your spirits and creep it real for the fifth spook-tacular annual event at Sprout Health Foods! (Fancy dress  encouraged!)

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a regular, sign up to the open-mic and share your words – there is bags of support and encouragement!

Don’t forget to take your best Halloween-themed poems!

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3. Halloween Half-Term at Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
Sat 21st — Sun 29th October, 2023

Grab your broomsticks and get ready for a bewitchingly brilliant quest at Falmouth’s spookiest castle!

Gather round and prepare to be enthralled, as you listen to stories spun by their spooky storytellers. Or take part in the Halloween quest and discover magical potion ingredients around the grounds; complete the booklet’s activities and solve its creepy clues to become a wonderfully wicked witch’s apprentice!

A Halloween adventure for the whole family.

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4. Horror Writing Workshop with Polly Hall

The Ladder, Redruth
Thu 26th October, 2023

Polly Hall, the award-winning author of The Taxidermist’s Lover, invites you to exorcise your inner demons via pen and paper in this fun horror writing workshop.

You’ll create monstrous characters, conjure up spooky settings, evoke atmosphere through descriptive writing, and visit horror tropes such as the haunted house and the isolated moorland. Come prepared to splurge your deepest fears and grotesque thoughts onto the page.

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5. Tales from a Haunted Book Shop

AMATA Arts Centre, Penryn
Sat 21st October, 2023

Join Coppice Theatre for a spooky show of terrible tales, bothersome books and gruesome goings on!

The Haunted Bookshop has a story for everyone. Everyone, that is, with an appetite for the ghastly, the ghostly and the down-right grizzly…! A weird and wonderfully dark show for horrid children and irresponsible adults.

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6. Shivers and Shadows

Heartlands, Pool & Tolmen Centre, Constantine
Fri 27th October, 2023

Join Squashbox Theatre and get ready to shiver, shake, shudder and scream!

Expect an overflowing cauldron of a show, brimming with delightful frights and hilarious horrors. Featuring puppetry, comedy and live music this show promises creepy characters and a spooky atmosphere (with a few surprises that might make you jump)!

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7. The Creatures of the Night Trail

Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith
Sat 21st October, 2023 — Thu 30th November, 2023

Discover fascinating facts about the creatures who only come out at night! Follow the trail map around the garden, find the clues and see if you can work out what the creature is. Then, lift the flap and see if you are right!

When you’ve finished, return to the entrance desk by 4pm and claim your prize.

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8. Halloweden

Eden Project, St Austell
Wed 18th  — Sun 29th October, 2023

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.

Joanna Rule

Joanna is a theatre girl, loving all kinds of performance. She particularly enjoys productions telling stories of Cornish heritage and history. You can also find her exploring artists’ studios across Cornwall as part of her role leading Open Studios.