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October calling! What’s on for families in Cornwall

There’s a cracking  array of family activities in Cornwall this autumn!  Here’s our curated guide to what’s on within half an hour’s drive of the farm.

Meet Superworm.  The character from Julia’s Donaldson’s much-loved book turns 10 this year.  To celebrate, head to Cardinham Woods for a Superworm activity trail with brightly illustrated panels and amazing activities.  Superworm trail packs are available to buy from the Rangers’ Hut and under 6s can take part in a colouring competition to win Superworm goodies and membership of your favourite forest!

The Lost Gardens of Heligan half-term harvest activities include corn dolly making, toasting marshmallows and cinnamon apples, cucurbit carving (look it up!) and a harvest trail.  The cost of all harvest activities is included in your garden admission.  Don’t forget to book ahead for the magical Heligan Night Garden too.  It opens on 18 November for selected dates from November, December and January.

Boconnoc is hosting an enchanting Dragon and Fairy trail through its beautiful gardens. Willow sculptures of mischievous Cornish piskeys and legendary dragons will spark wonder and delight. Fairy wings, dragon outfits and magical wands at the ready! Open from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 October.  For older children there’s a deer safari on Saturday 22 October.  Boconnoc is a timeless estate and house just four miles from Tredethick.

You can pick pumpkins at Penhale Pantry from Saturday 22nd October through until Sunday 30th October.  The shop is serving spooky hot chocolates and pumpkin soup and more. Reserve your tickets for free here.

Lastly, the ice rink is now open at the Eden Project.  There’s general skate sessions throughout the week as well as family skate sessions (specifically for children aged 12 and under, and including free use of skating aids) on Saturdays.  Parent and toddler sessions start in November.