Six to try: Spooky experiences in Cornwall

Godolphin spooky tales

If you fancy something a little spookier than trick-or-treat this Halloween we’ve got the perfect hair-raising experiences. Get ready for ghosts, ghouls and bloodcurdling screams!

Godolphin House, nr Helston

Venture into the Undercroft and listen to spine-tingling tales of ghosts and ghouls at the National Trust's Godolphin House this October Half Term with spooky stories to intrigue children and adults alike. Hear about the ghostly white lady who haunts Godolphin at night, of mysterious black dogs that prowl the nearby mines and learn about the foul deeds of the Witch of Fraddam. 

 

Flambards - Helston

Trick or Treat Fireworks display this Halloween, families can enjoy spine-tingling rides and a spooky pumpkin trail in the creepy Victorian Village throughout the day and watch fireworks light up the sky in the evening. Headlining the  celebrations will be a fantastic George Michael Tribute show, so you can sing and dance the night away!

Rides & Attractions close 30/60 minutes before firework display at 7:30pm

 

Bodmin Jail - Bodmin

Prisons aren’t the most welcoming of places at the best of times but when they are positioned on the edge of the Bodmin Moor and have a long and character-filled past, the chill factor hits overdrive. Paranormal experiences are commonplace here and it’s little wonder; 50 public hangings took place at Bodmin Jail between 1785 and 1909 and many more prisoners were subjected to misery and despair in its crowded cells. 

Their paranormal jail tour allows you to explore the depths of Bodmin Jail and learn about the prisoners who lived and died behind its crumbling walls. Along with a look into the history of the Jail, you will find out about past sightings within the jail, which include orbs, strange shadows and sudden drops in temperature. You might even catch a glimpse of the restless spirits roaming the jail.

Or go for the full After Dark experience and spend the night walking around the dark, damp jail after a three course meal.  It can be a frightening experience. Eerie footsteps, rattling keys and dragging noises are often heard and ghostly figures are seen roaming the balconies. Dare you enter after dark?

 

 

Pendennis Castle - Falmouth

Join us for an eerie tour of Pendennis Castle this 25th and 26th of October. Our storytellers will guide you through the darkness and take you on a bone-chilling journey through the past. With tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history, this is not a night for the faint-hearted.

Tiptoe around the dark and eerie rooms and hear tales of deadly deeds and strange happenings – you may be one of the lucky (or rather unlucky) ones to hear the piercing screams of a kitchen maid who fell to her death while carrying a tray of food. Creepy!

Adult tours take place at 8pm, but there are family friendly tours at 6pm & 7pm (which are not quite as frightening!)

 

Jamaica Inn - Bodmin Moor

For a spine-tingling experience with maximum adrenaline head to Jamaica Inn, Cornwall's legendary coaching house. Standing high on Bodmin Moor this famous smuggling inn has it all; ghosts, spirits, mystery, smuggling, plotting and murder, they even host ghost nights!

You might hear the whispers of smugglers discussing their ill gotten gains or the clattering of horse’s hooves, or perhaps you’ll see the ghost of the Joss Merlyn, the villian of Daphne DuMaurier's novel. Complete the experience by taking the keys to your very own bedroom but be warned, a peaceful night’s sleep is not guaranteed!

 

Eden Project - Halloweden

Celebrate all that goes bump in the night as Eden invite you into a beautiful and mysterious world full of magical beasts and mythical creatures.  Come face to face with some very unusual animals, including the extremely rare Mongolian Death Worm and the loveable Giant Beast. See these mythical monsters up close and learn more about them from our specially trained handlers, including the opportunity to ask questions and care for the animals. 

Get hands-on and make marvellous potions using the finest botanicals and some extra special secret ingredients. Plus join a pumpkin carving master class. 

Learn all about owls, with our friends from Screech Owl Sanctuary. 

Plus on October 26th it's the Little Monsters' Ball Halloween disco:  Get your fancy dress on and join us for an evening of fang-tastic fun, including a spine-tingling disco, fire dancing and acrobatics, and an ice rink to chill you to the bone...