October Half Term Guide 2018
HALF TERM (Sat 20 – Sun 28 Oct)
It’s going to be spooky, sparkly and even the weather’s looking promising. Go forth and have fun – with or without the kids – this half term.
Drifty Beer Fest, Driftwood Spars, St Agnes, Fri 19 – Sun 21
Join the gang at The Driftwood Spars for their October Beer Fest, we will have a great selection of guest ales from brewery’s all across the country, plus some from our very own brewery!
Tate Create: Tattoo You! Tate St Ives, Sat 20 – Sun 28 Oct
Get creative at Tate St Ives this October half term! Come and create a life-size figure, tattoo it with artworks inspired by our exhibitions and get your own arty tattoo to take away. Parents – make the most of the Cornwall Residents Annual £5 Locals Pass – you can visit us as many times as you like in the year – plus it includes entry to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Rogue Theatre’s The Dead of Night Dance, Tehidy Woods, Sat 20 – Weds 31 Oct
With a wild blend of imagination, magic and Halloween humour this spooky celebration mixes live music, storytelling, dance and a twist of spectacle. The adventure follows a path through the woods into the land of the dead and ends in our wonderful stretch canvas tent, so dress for the weather of this world and the cold of the underworld. The Dead of Night Dance is designed for brave adventurers of all ages.
Heligan Halloween, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, Sat 20 Oct – 4 Nov
This Heligan Halloween, experience the creepy but cool in a bug-tastic culmination of spooky Halloween activities set to make your spine tingle. Wander through the Gardens, following the Creepy Crawly Trail and discover what weird and wonderful creatures have made Heligan their home. Do you dare to enter the spider tunnel? Will you come face to face with Mama spider? And what else might you stumble across on the way?
Halloweden, Eden Project, Bodelva, Sat 20 Oct – 4 Nov
An all-new Halloweden offer, Eden Project invites you into a beautiful and mysterious world full of magical beasts and mythical creatures. Come face to face with a dragon, browse the medieval market place, hear tales of magical, mythical creatures and more.
Nashashibi/ Skaer, Thinking Through Other Artists, Tate St Ives, Sat 20 Oct – 6 Jan
Travel to Gauguin’s Tahiti and beyond through the work of two British artists. This exhibition combines films made by Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer with their own curated selection of artworks that reflect and add new meaning to their work. Part retrospective, part artist-curated exhibition, five of Nashashibi/Skaer’s films are screened alongside a selection of modern and contemporary work by artists including Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Paul Nash, Winifred Nicholson, Lee Miller and Rossella Biscotti.
Victorian Weekend, Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Sat 20 – Sun 21 Oct
Journey back to the Victorian era with Bodmin & Wenford Railway and friends at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum. Celebrate our Victorian heritage, and come in costume or dress up on the day. The railway have partnered with Cornwall’s Regimental Museum to offer a range of themed activities.
Healey’s Apple Day & Cornish Apple Bobbing Championships, Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, Newquay, Sun 21 Oct
Celebrate the nation’s favourite fruit during harvest season. Enjoy Apple Day at Healey’s with bucket loads of fun things to do with the family plus free entry & parking. From apple bobbing, pressing your own apples & hunting down the apple signs to win a prize on a guided tour, to Sunday roasts & sampling our cyders & juices.
An Evening with Kate Adie, The Poly, Falmouth, Mon 22 Oct
Kate Adie, the author and broadcaster, well known for her long service as the BBC’s Chief News Correspondent, will be in conversation with Falmouth University’s Head of Journalism Andy Chatfield. She is considered to be among the most reliable reporters, as well as one of the first British women, sending dispatches from danger zones around the world. £10pp
Leith’s Pop-Up Cookery School, Truro School. Truro, Mon 22 – Fri 26 Oct
Truro School is partnering with the famous Leiths School of Food and Wine this half term to offer a Pop-Up Cookery School, with day or weekly courses available. In their first course for Truro School, The Cornish Complete Cook, students will work with top quality local ingredients and learn how to really bring out the flavours. From locally caught lemon sole with homemade hollandaise sauce to the lightest cheesy pastries made with quince and Cornish Yarg, the step-by-step tuition will destress cooking forever. £135 per day.
Fireworks Spectacular, Flambards, Helston, Weds 24 Oct
Watch the sky light up above Flambards on Wednesday 24th October 2018. Enjoy a full day out at Flambards with evening entertainment from a fantastic Robbie Williams Tribute Act followed by the Fireworks Spectacular in the evening. SAVER tickets available when booked online before Sun 21 Oct.
TedXTruro, Truro and Penwith College, Fri 26 Oct
This year’s TedXTruro theme is ‘Wonder’. Talks aim to encourage the audience to marvel at the wonders of the world and take a moment to appreciate the beauty all around us. Speakers will spark the audience’s curiosity by posing questions, sharing stories, starting conversations and revealing insights into their work. Inspiration for anyone who has ever asked themselves the question: ‘I wonder?’
Wizardry in the Heart of the Woods, Cubit Woods, Carbis Bay, Fri 26 Oct
Based on the captivating novels by JK Rowling follow the path into the forbidden forest where you will learn about the trees used in wand making before carving your own to take home, make a healing balm in herbology, enjoy butterbeer around the campfire and have a test of our quidditch pitch.
Charity Fireworks Display, Pentewan Sands, Fri 26 Oct
Pentewan Sands is putting on a Charity Fireworks Spectacular in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance. The countdown has begun to a fantastic explosion of fireworks at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, as part of their October half term celebrations. The event will take place from 7pm with the admission price of £2.50 per adult and £1.00 per child (including parking) with proceeds going to Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Beneath Our Feet, Carnglaze Caverns, Liskeard, Fri 26 & Sat 27 Oct
Carnglaze Caverns welcomes a unique dance and music performance to The Rum Store. Devised in collaboration with a steering group of archaeologists, geologists, historians, cavers and former miners, Beneath Our Feet is a promenade performance that will use dance and live music to tell the story of the underground. This is the most recent work by award-winning dance company Made By Katie Green, with original music by Max Perryment and Lou Vilstrup and new writing by Anna Selby.
Autumn Feast Night, Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, Fri 26 Oct
Explore the many colours and flavours of autumn with a feast full of seasonal delights! To create the menu the Knightor chefs have been looking at some of their favourite autumn ingredients and how it is they came to this country. The dishes on the menu are inspired by each ingredient’s country of origin but using only seasonal Cornish produce, giving an interesting spin on some familiar flavours for this time of year. £25 pp.
The Heron Inn, Riverside Fireworks Display, Malpas, Sat 27 Oct
The famous riverside fireworks extravaganza will take place on the water on 27 Oct, slightly earlier this year due to the tide times. Save the date for one of the best displays in the South West. The event this year will be an Halloween themed so fancy dress is essential!
Haunted Halloween, Heartlands, Pool, Sat 27 Oct
Head to the haunted mining exhibition at Heartlands for an evening of Halloween fun with spooky Nerf battles, animals encounters with Mark’s Ark Wildlife Encounters, slime making, ghoulish games and more! Snacks, treats and hot drinks available at extra cost from the creepy snack stop provided by the Red River Café. Come along dressed up to join in on the fancy dress competition, prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Cutest Costume and Scariest Little Monster. £5pp
Little Monster’s Ball, Eden Project, Bodelva, Sat 27 Oct
Get your fancy dress on for an evening of fang-tastic fun, including spine-tingling discos, tasty treats in our cafés, and an ice rink to chill you to the bone. The biggest and best family rave fest is back by popular demand. Leaping out of its home at London’s iconic Ministry of Sound club, Rave-A-Roo is a clubbing mash-up of festival fun for the whole family and the ultimate party for kids. Price: adult: £8; child: £8; under-three: free (no Eden admission ticket required).
BCUC Live in the Eco Park Barn, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Sat Oct 27
A stone’s throw from the church where Desmond Tutu organised the escape of the most wanted anti-Apartheid activists of Soweto, BCUC rehearses in a shipping container-turned-community restaurant, where their indomitable outspokenness echoes in a whole new way. The seven-piece band has been mesmerising audiences both locally and globally with its indigenous funk and high-energy performances that have fast made it one of South Africa’s most successful musical exports. They give contemporary voice to the ancestral traditions of indigenous peoples. Jazz sounds of 1970s and ‘80s productions replaced by hip-hop influences and punk-rock energy.
Comedy Cupboard, The Old Bakery Studios, Truro, Sat Oct 27
A Comedy Club night in Truro! Cabaret / bistro seating, live music, a well stocked bar and a selection of top class comedy acts! On the lin up this time round are Phil Cooper, Riordan DJ, George Rigden, MC Claire Rowley and live music from Mog. Plus the brilliant Punk Thai (Thai street food) will be available, charged separately. £15pp