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View of Daymer Bay near Padstow from the South West Coast Path.

With the air crisp and fresh, North Cornwall in October offers a welcome break away from the summer crowds.

Soak up incredible sunsets almost every evening, and seek out fun events and activities across North Cornwall in October.

We’ve put together some ideas about what to do in Cornwall in October, whether enjoying a half term break with the kids, or seeking quality time with your partner before the busy Christmas period.

During October in Cornwall you can look forward to Halloween events, fun activities for kids, and beautiful autumnal scenery.

Read on to find out what’s on in North Cornwall in October…


What to do in Cornwall in October:

The Great Cornish Market

The Royal Cornwall Showground, Whitecross, Wadebridge, PL27 7JE

30th October

woman looking at fresh produce at an outdoor market

Hosted at The Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge, this free event is a great way to support local Cornish businesses.

Pick up some locally grown and produced food to cook back in your holiday cottage. Or purchase a special souvenir to remember your October in Cornwall.

Dogs are welcome too and parking is free.


Halloween at Camel Creek

Tredinnick, Wadebridge Cornwall PL27 7RA

29th & 30th October 6pm-7:30pm

While in Cornwall in October, celebrate spooky season at Camel Creek Adventure Park.

This hair-raising event provides a perfect opportunity for kids to have some spooktacular fun. Think fancy dress, trick or treats, scare zones, games and prizes!

Tickers are £7 and adults enter for free with a paying child.


Bodmin Keep

The Keep, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 1EG (Sat Nav PL31 1DU)

26th to 30th October

Hosting a series of great events and activities in Cornwall in October is Bodmin Keep!

They have put together a host of Second World War themed family activities for all ages over the October half term.

Watch a living history display with a Second World War Re-enactment, play wartime children’s games, and learn about the weapons of the Second World War, among lots more interesting workshops and activities.


Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail, Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 2NR (Sat Nav PL31 2PY)

18th – 31st October

Bodmin Jail in Bodmin, Cornwall.

Claiming to be Cornwall’s spookiest experience, Bodmin Jail have got a terrifying timetable to entertain this Halloween!

This October in Cornwall, experience the new Dark Walk Attraction, with fancy dress welcomed from visiting youngsters.

Take the grim and ghastly up a notch with the Go Darker Heritage Tour, or visit when darkness falls on a Ghost Tour, Scary Cinema trip, or Paranormal Tour.


There’s still time to book a stay in cornwall in October to enjoy all these fun-filled attractions!

Make sure to check out the many amazing places to eat out in North Cornwall before you go or read through our walking guides to plan some autumnal rambles.

Enjoy a relaxing holiday to North Cornwall with John Bray Cornish Holidays.