Halloween & Bonfire Night
As the weather turns colder and the evenings get shorter, the excitement of Halloween and Guy Fawkes night is just around the corner and we are looking forward to enjoying what November may bring.
Bonfire night will start the month off with a bang, and the wintery lead up to Christmas begins. The town feels much quieter and relaxed too and there is a sparkle of magic in the air as hints of festivities start to appear; with Christmas markets, art classes and shopping taking place. November is the perfect time for a winter break by the sea. But just before we say hello to November, the 31st October offers the chance for all the family to have a bit of spooky fun.
Just a 20-minute drive from your self-catering apartment is Paradise Park. If you are looking for something to do as a family this half term, Paradise Park has been transformed this Halloween with spooky decor, a Pumpkin Trail to explore and Creepy Crawly wildlife encounters with keepers. Visit after hours, for 'Dinos After Dark', to see dinosaurs come to life.
Join the team at the Eden Project for a twilight torchlit trail through the rainforest biome. With extended opening times, all the family can enjoy an evening of spookiness at the Eden Project this half term.
Have you ever wanted to pick your own pumpkin? Only a 10-minute drive from your self-catering apartment, Splattenridden Farm allows you to do just that. With a mixture of sizes and types of pumpkins too including; Ghost Pumpkins, Zombie and miniature gourds, this is sure to be a fun trip out for the whole family, followed by an afternoon of pumpkin carving,
Hosting a fun filled October half term week The Cornwall Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, aims to get all the family in the Halloween spirit. Running daily, children can help Detective Lily solve a 'Who Dunnit Mystery Trail', whilst the key event on 28th October (2-4pm) is the Super Sealy Halloween Party! Get dressed in your best costume for a chance to win.
A free evening of entertainment, fun and of course; fireworks at Heartlands, which is a 30 minute drive from your self-catering apartment, located near Redruth.The evening starts with the bonfire being lit at 6:30, followed by fireworks at 8pm. There will also be entertainment including the Queen cover band The Good Old Fashion Lover Boys.
With many local fireworks displays and events usually confirmed nearer the time, we are expecting fireworks displays to be announced soon. Keep an eye on our blog for updates.
If you were looking for something different to do on Bonfire night, the Fisherman’s Friends are performing their famous sea shanties at the Hall for Cornwall, Truro.
We currently have availability in several of our apartments throughout October and November, so there's still time to book yourself a winter break.