October Half Term Halloween St Ives Cornwall 2021

October Half Term & Halloween 2021 - Things To Do In St Ives

The school half term holidays are almost upon us with Halloween at the end of them. If, like us, you have young children to entertain, here are some ideas of what there is to do down here in St Ives over the next couple of weeks.

*Disclaimer: none of these events are run by us here at St Ives By The Sea. This is just a blog post with information we have found out. Please check with the venues for exact details and all tickets have to be booked through them, not us!

Rogue Theatre - Dead Of Night 2021

Date: Friday 22nd to Sunday 31st October 2021
Location: Tehidy Woods North Cliffs

Join Rogue Otherworld at the sparkling dark heart of Tehidy Woods (North Cliffs) for a wickedly joyful treat, with theatre, laughter, music, thrills, frights, delights and dancing.

With all new dead good stories to tickle your ribs, thrill your spirits and chill your bones!

Spirits of all ages welcome (family and fiend friendly).

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Tate St Ives Holiday At Challenge

Date: 23rd - 31st October
Location: Tate St Ives

Pick up a challenge card and pencil, get exploring the galleries and have some fun. Will you become a Performance Poet, Map Maker, Shape Shifter or create a Window Wonder?

Have fun with our new Sketchbook, Still Looking or Tate Shapes activities. Peek at paintings with our Buggy Walk.

Free with admission, Tate Membership or Locals’ Pass.

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Craft Fayre Weekend

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2021
Location: The Rockpool, Gwithian

There is a craft fayre being held over the weekend at The Rockpool, Gwithian. The opening times are 10-4pm and there are going to be lots of local makers there. Food and drink can be bought there, and there is of course the fabulous Gwithian and Godrevy to explore from there too.

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Nature-Based Craft Sessions

Date: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2021
Location: The Rockpool, Gwithian

Alongside the craft fayre at The Rockpool there are nature-based craft sessions being held for children of all ages. They are being run by Rock & Roots Beach and Forest School.

£5 per child - suitable for all ages. Accompanying adults go free.
Each session lasts approx. 45 minutes.
Each child has the opportunity to do the following:

  • Pebble painting
  • Magic wands
  • Clay creatures
  • Spider webs
  • >Giant bubble blowing

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Molly Hocking Live At The St Ives Arts Club

Date: Saturday 23rd October at 7:30pm
Location: St Ives Arts Club

Molly sings some of her favourite songs- original and covers- accompanied by reknowned local pianist Thomas Quirke

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A Spooktacular Creepy Halloween Half Term At Paradise Park Hayle

Date: 23rd to 31st October
Location: Paradise Park Hayle

Looking for kids Halloween fun in Cornwall? Paradise Park’s Spooktacular Creepy Halloween Half Term is the perfect place to bring the kids for a fun-filled spooky adventure and wonderful wildlife!

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Halloweden At The Eden Project

Date: 23rd to 31st October
Location: The Eden Project

Join us for a magical Halloweden adventure full of tricks and treats.

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October Half Term At Trengwainton National Trust

Date: 24th - 31st October
Location: Trengwainton National Trust, Penzance

Collect colourful fallen autumn leaves to create leaf bunting on the Royal Meadow. Pick up windfall apples in the orchard and check out the boards on display for yummy family recipes to try at home.

Guys Butterfly House

Date: Daily
Location: St Hilary TR20 9DQ (Near Penzance)

Visit the private butterly house and see some amazing species ranging from South America, Asia and Africa

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St Ives Skatepark Coaching

Date: Monday 25th October at 10am
Location: St Ives Skatepark

Half term under 11s coaching - you need to book!

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Horrible Histories At The Minack Theatre

Date: 24th to 28th October at 1pm and 4pm
Location: The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

It’s time to prepare for Horrible Histories live on stage with the acclaimed production of Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians! Don’t miss this horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

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Silhouettes & Shadows and Halloween At The Maritime Museum

Date: 23rd - 31st October
Location: National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

Silhouettes and Shadows take and make and museum trail.

31st October torchlit tour of the museum.

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The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest at Pendennis Castle

Date: 23rd -31st October
Location: Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Head to Pendennis Castle for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the grounds on our brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series.

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Mousehole Craft Fair

Date: 26th October 11am - 5pm
Location: Solomon Browne Hall, Mousehole

Cornish crafts and gifts, including candles, jewelry, ornaments, scarves, children’s clothes and more.

Free entry. Dogs welcome.

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St Ives Artisan Market

Date: Wednesday 27th October 10am - 4pm
Location: The Guildhall St Ives

A lovely crafty market held every week at the Guildhall in St Ives.

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Spooky Crafts At Solomon Browne Hall

Date: Wednesday 27th October 11am to 1pm
Location: Solomon Browne Hall, Mousehole

Drop-in to the Solomon Browne Hall for a hair-raising Halloween craft session this half term. We'll provide the ideas and craft materials and we'll be on hand to help, but please accompany your child to the session, as they are designed for grown-ups and kids to enjoy together.

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Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2021 At St Ives Cinema

Date: Wednesday 27th October at 7:30pm
Location: St Ives Cinema

Dive into a night of mesmerising ocean adventure! The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back for 2021 with a brand-new collection of the world's most incredible ocean films!

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Flambards Halloween Tricks & Treats Firework Spectacular

Date: Wednesday 27th October
Location: Flambards

On Wednesday, October 27th the theme park is staying open late to stage its famous Halloween Tricks & Treats Firework Spectacular.

As well as the stunning pyrotechnics display which will commence at 7:30pm, visitors can enjoy after dark rides and fabulous entertainment with the local talent, Stone Roots performing two sets of live music before the fireworks launch.

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St Ives Farmers' Market

Date: Thursday 28th October 9:30am - 2pm
Location: The Guildhall St Ives

A fab farmers' market crammed full of fantastic local produce.

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Cirque Du Bizarre At Heartlands

Date: Thursday 28th - Sunday 31st October 5:30pm and 8pm
Location: Heartlands, Camborne

This immersive show is suitable for the whole family, it’s a delightfully dark combination of circus and theatre, taking place in a sensational heated big top so that you can remain toasty despite our lovely, though unpredictable, Cornish weather. There will be delicious refreshments available at the big top including a bar, hot chocolate, snacks, popcorn and candy floss.

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The Kiss That Missed at The Minack Theatre

Date: 29th - 31st October 1pm and 4pm
Location: The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

The Little Prince’s goodnight kiss has gone missing.  It’s escaped into the forest where it has no business to be, so the brave and fearless knight is sent on a mission to bring it back… But is he brave and fearless enough?

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Spooky Activities & Storytelling At St Ives Library

Date: Friday 29th October
Location: St Ives Library

Craft activities drop in from 2:30pm and Spooky Stories from 4pm. £5 per child. Ages 4+

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The Badger Inn Halloween & Bonfire Night

Date: Friday 29th October from 6pm
Location: The Badger Inn, Lelant

DJ, childrens fancy dress competition. Bonfire lit at 7pm, fireworks at 7:30pm. Burgers, hotdogs, outside bottle bar and mulled wine available outside from 6pm. Free enty

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Wizardry In The Woods - Heart Of The Woods

Date: 30th October 10am - 12pm
Location: Cubit Woods, Carbis Bay

Wizardry in the woods is based on the captivating novels by JK Rowling follow the path into the forbidden forest at this magic time of year when anything is possible! 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 practice your spells with other fellow wizards.

Aimed at ages 5-12 years

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Halloween Party At The Rum & Crab Shack

Date: Saturday 30th October
Location: The Rum & Crab Shack, Wharf Rd St Ives

£5 per ticket with free cocktail on arrival. DJ from 9pm

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Pumpkin Party At St Ives Orchard

Date: Sunday 31st October 12pm-4pm
Location: St Ives Community Orchard

Live music, delicious food and licensed bar

Fancy dress welcomed. Bring up your carved pumpkin creations for a pumpkin competition so we can light them all up and have the orchard looking like a giant, spooky pumpkin patch. Win a prize.

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Trick or Treating In St Ives

Date: Sunday 31st October
Location: St Ives

During "normal" years in St Ives, trick or treating around the houses at the top of town is brilliant! People really go the extra mile for the children and the atmosphere is always amazing. We are hoping that things will be back to some sort of normality this year and the children will be out once again having some Halloween fun. If you are visiting with children and want to go trick or treating, it is worthwhile going to the areas that are lived in by locals (ie not the centre of town). Alexandra Rd up by the Rugby Club is good (where we live) and all the roads going off from there. The Penbeagle Estate is also good, as is Carbis Bay on the non-seaward side of the main road.

Pumpkin Picking!

Date: 23rd/24th and 30th 10am to 5pm
Location: Splattenridden Farm, Lelant, Hayle

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Date: everyday until they have all gone! 10am to 5pm
Location: Trevaskis Farm, Hayle

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Other Ideas Of Things To Do!

Boat Trips In St Ives

It looks like the boat trips are still running for the October Half Term but we have to assume this is weather dependent!

Jubilee Pool Swim

If you fancy an open air swim in the gorgeous artdeco Lido in Penzance, you can book tickets for the October Half Term here

Open Top Bus To Land's End

The open top bus is still running from St Ives to Land's End but on a reduced Winter service. If you can go on a sunny day it would make a great day out!

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