Top Things to do in October 2020
23 September 2020
Cornwall in the autumn is really quite special. The landscape turns golden with vibrant oranges, yellows and reds. The roads and beaches are quieter and the air is a little cooler. With the temperature change comes the chance to cosy up and enjoy heart-warming food in the local pubs and restaurants. With half term just around the corner also, there’s plenty for the kids to see and do next month also. Take a look below at our pick of top things to do this October...
Rock Pool Safari
If you are looking for a fun half term activity for the children, The St Michaels Resort have teamed up with The Rock Pool Project to run bespoke Rock Pool Safaris departing from the hotel reception desk. The 90 minute sessions will explore the crystal clear waters of Gyllyngvase Beach which is only footsteps away from the bottom of the resort's subtropical gardens.
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Halloween at Spooky Pendennis Castle
Saturday 24 October – Sunday 1 November
10am - 5pm
Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather around to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning. With tales of creaking footsteps and menacing creatures, Pendennis Castle has long had a reputation for ghostly happenings. Swoop by and sink your teeth into this Halloween adventure for all the family.
Activity included in standard admission price. Tickets must be booked in advance.
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Monsters of the Deep at the Maritime Museum
Take a deep breath and plunge down to the dark murky depths of the ocean and discover the monsters that lurk beneath. Explore the centuries-old myths and legends, when chance sightings and odd appearances led to tall tales of deep sea creatures. What better to explore during the month of Halloween than the spooky Monsters of the Deep...
Italian Autumn Feast at Philleigh Way
The night’s are getting chillier, the food is getting more comforting and the wine is getting richer. Join Philleigh Way for their Italian feast night in October!
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It's officially the start of the food comfort season, and Philleigh Way Cookery School has a fantastic selection of cookery courses for you to enjoy in October…
The Cornish Wine Experience - Saturday 3 October
Pasties & Cream - Sunday 4 October
Cornwall In a Day - Tuesday 6 October
Knife Skills - Saturday 10 October
Vegan Half Day - Thursday 15 October
Middle Eastern Cookery - Saturday 17 October
Asado BBQ - Saturday 17 October
Coastal Foraging with Emma Gunn - Sunday 18 October
Simply Bread - Wednesday 21 October
Street Food - Friday 23 October
South East Asian - Thursday 29 October
Spice - Friday 30 October
Patisserie Masterclass with Darryl Collins - Saturday 31 October
As autumn sets the leaves ablaze with vibrant oranges, yellows and reds, there’s really no better time to get outside and explore. Autumn is a spectacular time of year in, on and around the Fal River. Dense woodlands are brought to life by golden hues, and the summer madness comes to a restful end. So this is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the area in all it’s autumn glory. There's a great variation of walks on offer around the Fal River, from modest strolls to full day walks and ambitious challenges! Click here to find out more and for walk details and route maps.
Visit St Mawes on the ferry
St Mawes is a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, and in the autumn you can enjoy it a little more peacefully. It’s a little quieter on the beaches and the pace begins to slow; visiting in the autumn means you can take your time and enjoy things the more leisurely way. So what better way to get there than by boat; sit back and relax and enjoy the sea breeze on the St Mawes Ferry. This magical route connects the old world fishing harbour of St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula with the bustling maritime port of Falmouth steeped in history and heritage. If you are keen to explore a little further, you can connect with Place Creek and walk the South West Coast Path with the Place Ferry from St Mawes. Click here for more information on our suggested Roseland Ramble walk!
Celebration of Autumn Craft Market
24 & 25 October
Visit Enys at the end of the month to celebrate all things autumn. Delicious autumnal food will be provided by DISH (formally Cornish Wood Fired Kitchen ). The garden cafe will be open serving
lovely tea, cakes and other goodies. There will be stalls featuring a fabulous mix of Artisan crafts and the log fire will be lit in the drawing room! This is an ideal place to come and enjoy some early Christmas Shopping in a beautiful environment , have a lovely lunch, and walk through the Autumn leaves of the glorious Enys Gardens. Don't forget four-legged friends are welcome too !