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Top Ten Things to do in Cornwall this September and October

Beer Festival at Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay1. The Newquay Beer Festival, at Hendra Holiday Park, 24th – 26th of September

The Newquay Beer Festival returns this year and we are happy to be the host. This charity festival has raised over £50,000 for charity since it started in 2013. There’s over 100 of the region’s best ales, and cider. This year the festival has fizz, gin and wine at the bar too.

There are food stalls, along with live music from local bands including, Qwest, Off the Lights and Benji Matthews.

Buy your tickets here, and you can book a pitch at Hendra at the Festival price by quoting Beer Festival 2021 on the phone (01637 875778).

2. Truro Food Festival, 1st – 3rd of October

Come and join this city-wide celebration of Cornish food and drink where you can watch some of the UK’s best cooks share their recipes live at the Chef’s Theatre and learn some of their top secrets.

Foodies will love browsing the stalls full of local produce and delicious street-food to tempt your taste buds.

3. Halloweek at Camel Creek, near Wadebridge, 23rd – 31st of OctoberHalloweek at Camel Creek

This year at Halloweek enjoy all Camel Creek has to offer, with indoor and outdoor play, water slides, rollercoasters and rides for everybody from toddlers to teens.

With brand-new scare zones, Trick or Treating and more. Dare you visit?

4. Rouge Theatre Halloween, Dead of the Night Dance Shows, Tehidy Woods, 22nd – 31st of October

An immersive theatre experience – you should go down to the woods for many a spooky surprise!
With superb spooky decorations, and different characters along the way, you will gather in the heart of the woods, and watch a Halloween themed show, with music and disco dancing. Here you can get cozy and purchase hot drinks and food. This is a magical experience that you will never forget.

Book here.

5. Flambards, Helston, 23rd – 31st of October with a firework spectacular on October the 27th.

Visit Cornwall’s biggest theme park, Flambards. There is so much to do for all ages with play inside and out, big rides, including Cornwall’s biggest rollercoaster The Hornet. There is also the Victorian and Blitz experience, which takes you back in time.

This October you can enjoy the end of season Firework Spectacular too, on the 27th. Make sure you celebrate the end of Cornwall’s season with a bang!

Lappa Valley6. Meet Peppa Pig at Lappa Valley, Newlyn East, on the 26th and 27th of October

Meet tot favourite Peppa Pig at this lush valley, nestled in the Cornish countryside.

This idyllic attraction takes you on a nostalgic trip via steam train to the theme park where your children will love the mini-golf, paddle boats, outdoor and indoor play and train rides.

Find out more and book here.

7. Visit Healeys Cyder Farm, near Truro, for Halloween fun and autumn vibes

Healeys Cyder Farm is a must visit in autumn, with the apples being ready at this time of year, a cold cyder is a mandatory!

You can go on cyder tours, and you can eat some fresh Cornish produce at one of the eateries.

Children will love a tractor ride and the farm animals at the farm.

If you book a break at Hendra from the 1st – 15th of October then you get a free Family Annual Pass to Healeys Cyder Farm in your Hendra Welcome Pack.

Healeys always have some Halloween activities on too, so keep checking the website for spooky shenanigans.

8. BUCS Surf Championships on Newquay’s Fistral Beach, 8th-10th October 2021

The largest surf competition in Europe, the BUCS Surf Champs, returns to Fistral Beach.
Watch over 350 student competitors. The event is run in partnership with Surfing England and offers a range of levels of competition depending on experience.
Visit www.bucs.org.uk for more information.

9. Visit Bodmin Jail for freaky funBodmin Jail ©Twelve Architects - 2020

Newly refurbished last year this is a famous haunted building, not just in Cornwall, but in the country. Built in 1779, Bodmin Jail was the site of a total of 55 executions.

This Halloween get ready for ghost walks, paranormal tours and scary cinema. Walk the ‘Dark Walk’ which uses special effects and technology to transport you back to Cornwall’s murky past in the 18th and 19th Century.

Book Tickets here. For adults and older children only.

10. Conjure up a Halloween Feast in your caravan

Hendra has plenty of ghoulish fun on this Halloween with our pumpkin carving, pumpkin patch, and Spoooky Hendra Ghost Train, so why not get in the in mood in the caravan by decorating it and setting up a spooky feast?

Make Candy Apples, Apple bread and Pumpkin Pie for some traditional Halloween treats, or simply go for a spooky buffet, by adding a few fake spiders to your pizza, and some fake eyeballs to your jelly or ‘slime’, or add some Halloween cake decorations to your cakes and biscuits.