Top Picks for Half Term Family Fun!
Not sure what to do with the family this half term? Cornwall 365 What’s On have got you covered with a great selection of theatre, arty activities and workshops to keep you busy.
Don’t forget to also check out our spooky Halloween Top Picks here!
1. Medieval Menagerie
Sat 27th October, 2021
Kresen Kernow, Redruth
Drop into Kresen Kernow this half-term for this free family activity!
Join cartoonist Keith Sparrow for a fun manga drawing workshop. Create a creature for our medieval menagerie which is inspired by the medieval documents on display in their Medieval Treasures exhibition this autumn.
2. Digital Trebah Trail
Sat 23rd – Sun 31st October
Trebah Garden, Falmouth
Come and take part in Trebah’s fully digital children’s trail and find out about their Jurassic plants, Cornish mud, creepy crawlies and rollercoaster buzzards!
The whole family can discover numerous fun facts by scanning the QR codes hidden in the garden and navigating from post to post collecting letters as you go and solving Teresa’s fun word challenge.
Just grab an adult’s smartphone and let Teresa Trebah guide you every step of the way!
3. Piskie Making Workshops
Mon 25th October, 2021
Wheal Martyn, St Austell
In these workshops, you will hear stories about the different kinds of Cornish piskies.
You can look at the Wheal Martyn’s Clay Piskies that local ceramic artist Zenna Tagney has created and even make your own to take home with you.
4. Coppice Theatre’s Spooky Tales
Sat 30th October, 2021
St Day Old Church, Redruth
Come and watch Coppice Theatre’s fun storytelling show for all the family.
Prepare yourself for a spooky show of terrible tales, scary stories and gruesome goings-on in the St Day Old Church, a historic building in the heart of the town.
5. Pop Up PK Porthcurno
Tue 26th – Sat 30th October, 2021
PK Porthcurno, Porthcurno
Discover and print the untold stories of the slimy sea creatures of Porthcurno. You can choose your favourite colour and print a Halloweeny mythical sea horse, a scary worm or a patrol of fish deep under the sea.
You and the family can learn more about PK’s environmental initiative Planet PK while reusing their brightly coloured paper and making environmentally friendly slime.
6. Autumn Rockpool Ramble
Sun 24th October, 2021
Hannafore Beach, Looe
Fancy finding some cool crabs & stunning starfish? Why not join local experts as they explore the rocky shore!
Come along to Hannafore beach, which is slick with seaweeds among which fish, crabs, anemones and starfish, for a fun day out for all of the family. Make sure you come along with suitable footwear (no flip flops) and leave your nets at home as they can harm delicate rock pool creatures.
7. Bodmin Keep October Half Term Activities
Tue 26th – Sat 30th October, 2021
Bodmin Keep, Bodmin
Explore the Second World War with wartime games, weaponry talks, Make do and Mend and Living History!
This half-term, you and your family can learn all about how those on the Home Front did Make Do and Mend, how to make a lavender bag from fabric scraps and take away materials to make your own bag at home!
There’s will also be a chance to find out about some wartime children’s games and pastimes as well as some of the weapons used by the British Army and the Home Guard in the Second World War.
8. Via Ferrata - Epic High Wire Adventure
Until 31st October, 2021
Via Ferrata Cornwall, Falmouth
Via Ferrata is a climbing route like no other, prepare to escape the craziness of daily life and immerse yourself in the outdoors! There are metal steps, ladders, suspension bridges and zip wires that make it one of the most adrenaline-filled climbing activities worldwide.
Get ready to do something unique, push your limits, conquer fears as a family and of course have fun!
9. Autumn Half Term Craft Fair
Bring the whole family to browse at the wonderful selection of unique Cornish made crafts. Whilst you are going from stall to stall, the children can have their own seat at a special table where for only £2 each, they will be given a Halloween themed gift bag.
Each gift bag will come with two Halloween pictures for them to colour in, a pack of colouring pencils and a bag of spooky sweeties.
10. Halloween at the Museum
This half-term, head to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, to get into the Halloween spirit.
You and the family can dress as ghosts and ghouls and head out on the torch-lit trail to find the spooky sea spirits hidden in the Museum’s deepest darkest corners.