As the spookiest time of the year approaches, Cornwall is gearing up for a thrilling Halloween season in 2023. With a variety of events catering to all ages, there's no shortage of eerie excitement to experience.
From haunted ghost tours to family-friendly festivities, Cornwall promises an unforgettable Halloween celebration that will leave you bewitched.
In 2023, Cornwall's Halloween events will showcase the best of the region's unique history and magical charm.
Discover the allure of the Dark Gathering, with its enchanting performances and tantalising surprises, or the Halloweden adventure at the Eden Project, complete with its wonderful mix of nature, Halloween, and thrills.
And remember, the Halloween half-term Trick or Treat week at Flambards theme park is a must-visit, offering frightful family adventures to entertain and spook all ages!
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Best Halloween Events in Cornwall 2023
Get ready for a spooktacular season this year, as Cornwall offers a thrilling line-up of Halloween events in 2023.
Remember to wear your most frightening costumes and be prepared for a hair-raising experience!
Eden Project, near St Austell
At the Eden Project, you can immerse yourself in a series of eerie activities. This world-famous destination is known for its innovative programming and spine-tingling events during the Halloween season, known as Halloweden (this year, between Saturday 21 and Sunday 29 October 2023).
📍Bodelva, Par PL24 2SG
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
Pendennis Castle is a must-visit destination for ghost hunters or anyone who loves a spine-chilling experience. Nestled high on a hill overlooking the Cornish coast, this castle is rumoured to be haunted by several spirits. You will be captivated by the creepy stories and possibly catch a glimpse of a ghost.
📍Castle Dr, Falmouth TR11 4LP
Bodmin Jail, Bodmin
For those who dare to venture into Bodmin Jail on a dark Halloween night, prepare for the fright of your life. This historic prison is infamous for its ghastly tales and paranormal encounters. The Jail provides guided tours, where you can learn about the spine-chilling history of the inmates who once lived there.
📍Berrycoombe Rd, Bodmin PL31 2NR
Newquay Zoo, Newquay
Animals can get in on the fun too! Newquay Zoo hosts family-friendly Halloween activities where you can spot your favourite animals in beautifully illuminated surroundings. Keep an eye out for themed events and decorations as you explore this beloved Cornish attraction.
📍Trenance Gardens, Newquay TR7 2NL
Cornish Maize Maze, near Saltash
The Cornish Maize Maze offers a challenging and eerie experience as you navigate winding paths and tall cornstalks in its Halloween Maze of Horrors on Saturday 28th October 2023. Look out for hidden surprises and chilling Halloween characters lurking around the corners.
📍Leigh Ln, Pillaton, Saltash PL12 6RZ
Paradise Park, Hayle
Head to Paradise Park for a fun day filled with spooky goings-on. From magical displays to themed activities, this wildlife park offers plenty of Halloween fun for all ages.
📍16 Trelissick Rd, Hayle TR27 4HY
Discover the cobbled streets of Flambards and join in on wacky science shows, spooky pumpkin trails, and an impressive fireworks display in the October half-term Trick or Treat week.
📍Clodgey Ln, Helston TR13 0QA
Camel Creek, near Wadebridge
Camel Creek Adventure Park promises excitement and adventure for thrill-seekers during Halloweek at Camel Creek. Be prepared to navigate haunted mazes, go on daring rides, and take part in themed activities during the Halloween season.
📍Tredinnick, Wadebridge PL27 7RA
National Maritime Museum, Falmouth
Venture into the depths of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall for a spine-tingling sea-themed adventure. Keep an eye out for ghoulish sailors and sea monsters as you explore the exhibits and enjoy interactive experiences. Their popular Pirates exhibition will be on during Halloween 2023 and don't forget to take a visit to Skull Island play zone!
📍Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY
Healeys Cyder Farm, near Truro
Don't forget to drop by Healeys Cyder Farm for a taste of their seasonal brews and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere. Browse the array of Halloween treats at their on-site shop, or join one of their guided tours to learn more about the history of this celebrated Cornish establishment.
📍Penhallow, Truro TR4 9LT
Wheal Martyn, St Austell
Get involved in family-fun creative and nature-inspired Halloween activities at Wheal Martyn. Pick up your portion of clay from the front desk!
📍Carthew, Saint Austell PL26 8XG
Trerice Elizabethan Manor, near Newquay
For the whole week of half term, come dressed up in your favourite Halloween costume and explore Trerice! Pass through the witch's lair at reception, listen to some spooky stories in the hayloft and spot the creepy crawlies around the house. You can also conjure up your own potions outside in the garden and do some apple pressing.
On Monday 23 October you can also get dressed up in Tudor-inspired costumes made by the volunteer costume group.
📍Kestle Mill, near Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4PG
Specific Events Details
The Dark Gathering, Tintagel
Tintagel, a village deeply entrenched in history and mysticism, serves as an impeccable setting for this Halloween-themed festivity celebrating folklore, the occult, and Cornish heritage.
Starting at 2pm and continuing well into the night on 28 October 2023, The Dark Gathering 2023 promises to be an unforgettable affair. Though it traditionally occurred in nearby Boscastle, this year it finds a new home in Tintagel, known for its breathtaking Tintagel Castle.
Squashbox Theatre 'Shivers & Shadows', Heartlands
Get ready to SHIVER, SHAKE, SHUDDER and SCREAM on Friday 27th October 2023 with the Squashbox Theatre Shivers and Shadows show, at Heartlands near Redruth!
Meet Craig, your friendly host, who's recently come into possession of a creepy mansion, a legacy from his Great Uncle Vladimir. Accompany him on a journey as he uncovers the mansion's mysteries and encounters its eerie and uncanny residents.
- What GHOULS and SPECTRES haunt the gloomy corridors of this old house?
- What are those EERIE SHAPES moving through the dark forest outside?
- And what MYSTERIOUS CREATURE lurks in the cellar down below?
Expect an overflowing cauldron of a show, brimming with DELIGHTFUL FRIGHTS and HILARIOUS HORRORS, bubbling with INGENIOUS PUPPETRY and COMEDY, seasoned with SCARY STORIES and TALL TALES, flavoured with LIVE MUSIC and SONGS, and topped with a sprinkling of SLAPSTICK and SILLINESS.
📍Dundance Lane, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3QY
Pumpkin Fest, Strawberry Farm Shop, nr Launceston
In Devon.. but only just, Strawberry Fields Pumpkin Fest is one of the best in the region! This year is even bigger and better than years before. They will have plenty of family fun activities to do from pumpkin picking in the huge pumpkin patch, a mystical magic show, and a haunted maize maze! You'll need to purchase a ticket before the event so keep an eye on their website.
📍Lifton PL16 0DH
Frequently Asked Questions
There are various Halloween events taking place in Cornwall throughout October 2023. One of the popular events is The Dark Gathering in Tintagel held on 28th October 2023. Keep an eye on local listings and websites for other Halloween events as they are announced.
Some events may require advance booking, while others may allow walk-ins. It is always best to check the event's website or contact the organisers for information on bookings, as this can vary between events.
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