Love stomping around the coast path in wellies by day and curling up in front of a cosy log fire by night? October is a great time to visit Cornwall, and with the kids off school for half term there are plenty of fun family-friendly activities going on. Here are some of our top picks.


Here at The Point we have junior group golf coaching for children with our PGA professionals Phil Brookes and Antony Nash; Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th from 10am to 12pm. Please contact the office to book your spot.

We also have a variety of private lesson offers which you can book for the whole family.

North Cornwall Book Festival (Oct 4-7)

Book worms of all ages will find plenty to entertain them at this year’s literary festival in St. Endellion. With lively workshops for younger visitors, including a presentation from Horrible Histories author and illustrator Martin Brown, appearances from publishing legends such as Joanna Trollope and Jill Murphy, as well as readings from local Cornish authors, there’s an enticing calendar of events on offer. If you’re planning on attending a workshop, it’s advisable to book tickets early as they often sell out.

Jesus Longboard Classic (Oct 13-14)

Enjoy watching professional surfers riding the waves? The 11th Jesus Longboard Classic returns to Polzeath this year for an exciting weekend of noseriding and drop knee turns based out of the ‘Tubestation’ HQ next to Polzeath Beach. Contest categories include Men’s Open, Women’s Open, U18, 35+, 50+, and 60+ and there will be a surfers blessing on the Sunday morning before the contest.

Halloweden (Oct 20-Nov 4)

The Eden Project is putting on a series of magical activities over the half term period, including a beastly bazaar, spooky lairs and trails, ice skating rink, and giant pumpkin display. Kids are invited to dress up for the Little Monsters’ Ball on Sat 27th Oct, which promises to be full of fang-tastic fun (tickets cost £8 in addition to Eden admission fees).

Bodmin Railway (Oct 27-28)

What’s better than a weekend trip on a steam train? A weekend trip on a steam train where kids travel for free! Bodmin & Wenford Railway is offering half price tickets with free travel for children during the half term weekend, with regular departures from Bodmin General. Younger visitors may also enjoy building their own train track with the Big Jigs wooden railway toy boy.

Newquay Zoo Fright Night Murder Mystery (Oct 30)

Can you work out who dunnit? Newquay Zoo and Newquay Tretherras School have teamed up for a spooky (but suitable for all ages) murder mystery extravaganza where participants will be taken on a guided tour around the zoo that features some suspicious characters along the way. Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Looking for a family-friendly place to stay during your October holiday? The Point has an excellent range of self-catering accommodation within a short distance of all these attractions and many more amazing days out in North Cornwall. Book your stay today.

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