October Half Term, Halloween & Bonfire Night In St Ives Cornwall 2022

October Half Term, Halloween & Bonfire Night In St Ives Cornwall 2022

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 Dance 2022

Date: 21st to 31st October (no shows on the 24th). 4 times a day.
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).

Tate St Ives - Ad Minoliti Exhibition

Location: Tate St Ives

This is a super colourful, very striking exhibition which both of my children have really enjoyed.

A Spooktacular Creepy Halloween Half Term At Paradise Park Hayle

Date: 22nd to 30th 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!

Ice Skating At The Eden Project

Date: from 15th October
Location: The Eden Project

Get your skates on this half term at Eden.

Halloweden At The Eden Project

Date: 22nd to 30th October
Location: The Eden Project

Join us this October half-term for an all-new Halloweden adventure. We'll be opening late into the evening so that, as the sun sets, you can keep warm by the light of the fire and in a brand-new experience, venture deep into the Rainforest Biome at twilight for a bewitching torchlit trail... if you dare...

Conkercom at Carbis Bay Beach

Date: 29th October
Location: Carbis Bay Beach

Conkercom is on!
Now is the time to start hunting your champion conkers.
A great way to welcome in the winter with one of life's forgotten little joys from back yonder.
£3 entry, funds go to the club
Each person can have three of their own conkers, the one which wins the most battles takes the honours. Open to young and the young at heart!
We will have the ultimate winner, the person who wins the most battles against everyone. We will also have an under 13's age group and probably the most sought after the 'best dressed conker!' dress and decorate your conker with the maddest themes you can dream of.
Meet at 4pm, concerning starts at 4:30. Bring your conkers, we will have a few if you can’t find any, not from undy draw aged finest though! we will have a fire pit for marshmallows and a Halloween themed movie (age appropriate) - probably best to bring a lot of warm clothes also!

October Half Term At Trengwainton National Trust

Date: 23rd - 30th October
Location: Trengwainton National Trust, Penzance

Pick up a card from reception and play autumn colours bingo. How many can you tick off around the garden? Collect fallen leaves and make leaf bunting on the Royal Meadow.


Horrible Histories At The Minack Theatre

Date: 22nd to 26th October
Location: The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as they launch their attack!


Silhouettes & Shadows and Halloween At The Maritime Museum

Date: 24th - 28th October
Location: National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

Ghost ships gliding on the foggy seas, a whale with a greedy appetite for pesky pirates and a menacing skeleton crew who lure unsuspecting sailors aboard their ship with … sausage sandwiches?!

This October half term take to the spooky high seas for eerie songs and ghostly shadow puppet stories in the Museum’s Main Hall.


Halloween at Pendennis Castle

Date: 22nd - 30th October
Location: Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Gather your little monsters and prepare for a ghoulishly good day out at Pendennis Castle.

Follow Dennis, Gnasher and friends to solve creepy clues on the fun family quest around the grounds. Then, meet our storytellers to hear tall tales of the strange, the supernatural and the downright silly! Seek out Fermont and Fiddler, the monster meddlers, to learn all about how to apprehend demons, werewolves and vampires. Listen to Spooky Stories for all the family, and even join the Fantasm Apparition Research and Takedown ghost hunters as they lead a scien-terrific quest around the grounds to find and take down the ghostly ghouls they find.



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.


Heartlands Screamfest For Kids

Date: 22nd Oct
Location: Heartlands, Pool

Trick or treat your way around our Halloween scream zone, and meet some of your favourite scary characters. 

Tickets include scream zone, wicked activities, ghoulish games, and a best dressed competition. 

There is an evening version of this for adults too!


Cirque Du Bizarre

Date: 27th - 31st October
Location: Heartlands, Pool

A journey of bizarre amazing and stunning circus acts!


Flambards Trick Or Treat Week

Date: 22nd - 30th October
Location: Flambards

There’s a host of fang-tastic family fun on offer at Flambards throughout the October Half Term holidays (Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October 2022) as we celebrate ‘Trick or Treat Week’!

Your October Half Term adventures start here… All rides and attractions open 10am – 5pm to enjoy, including the white-knuckle Sky-Force ride and Western Mine Train!

Pick up a Pumkin Hunt sheet and hunt for clues throughout out the park - Get it right and you might even win a treat!! Or tackle the Penny Dreadful quiz sheet or Mystery Trial in the Victorian village.


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.


The Badger Inn Bonfire & Halloween Night

Date: Friday 28th October from 6pm
Location: The Badger Inn, Lelant

Free Entry. DJ Phil Greet kicking off the evening at 6 pm.
Children’s Fancy Dress winner announced at 6.30 pm
Bonfire will be lit around 7 pm (weather dependent)
Fireworks starting at 7.30 pm (again weather dependent)
Burgers, Hot Dogs, Outside bottle bar and Mulled Cider all available from 6 pm.
All proceed will be going to the Childens Hospice South West.


Porthminster Beach Clean

Date: 29th October at 1pm
Location: Porthminster Beach, St Ives

Come along to Porthminster Beach, help clean the beach and also to raise money for the St Ives RFC Youth Section. All welcome!

Trick or Treating In St Ives

Date: Monday 31st October
Location: St Ives

Trick or treating around the houses in St Ives is brilliant! People really go the extra mile for the children and the atmosphere is always amazing. 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. Locals and visitors are all welcome to join in!

Pumpkin Picking at Splattenridden Farm

PYO Pumpkin picking dates, 15-16th of Oct, 22nd-23rd Oct and half term week 24th to the 30th, 10am until 15.30, loads of different sizes, 👻 ghost pumpkins, zombie and miniature gourds! well behaved dogs on leads are welcome cash and cards accepted, keep an eye out for updates incase the weather stops play!


Bonfire Night At Porthminster Beach

Date: Saturday 5th November
Location: Porthminster Beach, St Ives

Free entry - please donate to the St Ives Town Football Club. Barbecue, drink and firework display. Starts about 5:30pm. All welcome!

Other 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!


Have you read 101 Brilliant Things To Do In St Ives Cornwall?

It will give you so many ideas of things you can do on your next visit to our lovely town!

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