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9 things to Do Near Padstow in October 2023

As the leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air fills your lungs, there's no better time to explore the beautiful region surrounding Padstow and Mawgan Porth with the whole family. And what better way to embrace spooky season term than by diving into a world of mystery, intrigue, and the supernatural? From thrilling stage shows to ghostly train rides, we've rounded up some family friendly events that will send shivers down your spine throughout October, including activities leading up to the October half term and half term itself.

1. Most Haunted – The Stage Show

When: 1st October

Where: Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro TR1 2LL

Kicking off the month with a bang (or perhaps a ghostly whisper), the Most Haunted – The Stage Show is set to send shivers down your spine. Hosted at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro, this immersive experience promises a night of paranormal intrigue.

2. Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

When: 9th - 14th October

Where: Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro TR1 2LL

Unravel a classic murder mystery at the Hall for Cornwall with Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. This legendary play has been baffling audiences for decades, and now it's your chance to solve the enigma in Truro.

3. There's A Monster In Your Show

When: 23rd - 24th October

Where: Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro TR1 2LL

Prepare for a hilarious and spooky adventure suitable for the whole family. The Hall for Cornwall presents "There's A Monster In Your Show," a comedy show that blends silliness with spookiness to create a thrilling experience.

4. 1930's – The Vanishing Lady, Murder Mystery Train

When: 10th October

Where: Bodmin Parkway Station, Station Approach, Liskeard Road, Bodmin PL30 4BB

Step aboard the Bodmin and Wenford Railway for a journey back in time. In "1930's – The Vanishing Lady," you'll experience a captivating murder mystery while enjoying the scenic beauty of Cornwall's countryside.

5. Falmouth Oyster Festival 2023

When: 12th - 15th October

Where: Church Street Car Park, Falmouth TR11

For a break from the spine-tingling adventures, indulge in the culinary delights of the Falmouth Oyster Festival. Sample the freshest seafood, enjoy live music, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.

6. Grand Fireworks Display, Lappa Valley

When: 27th-28th October

Where: Lappa Valley, St Newlyn East, Newquay TR8 5LX

Just in time for October half term, Lappa Valley invites you to their Steam Gala Extravaganza and Fireworks Night. Witness the skies come alive with a dazzling fireworks display, all set against the backdrop of this charming miniature steam railway.

7. Dairyland Farm Park, Scaryland

When: 21st - 29th October

Where: Tresillian Barton, Newquay TR8 5AA

For family-friendly Halloween fun this October half term, Dairyland Farm Park's Scaryland is a must-visit. With a haunted house, pumpkin carving, and spooky storytelling, it's a treat for kids of all ages.

8. Strawberry Fields Halloween Events

When: All of October

Where: Strawberry Fields Farm Shop, Lifton PL16 0DH

While slightly over the Cornwall border in Devon, Strawberry Fields is worth the one hour drive. With fun Halloween events all month long, including pumpkin picking and spooky mazes, it's a fantastic place for some seasonal family fun this October half term.

9. Halloween at the Eden Project

When: All of October

Where: Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

Enter the magical realm of Halloweden at the Eden Project this Halloween. Join forces with the legendary Tree Giants on their vital mission to protect the world's forests. Explore their hidden realms in the lush Eden biome and immerse yourself in ancient wisdom, captivating performances, and a tale of preservation and guardianship.

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