Things to do in Cornwall in October

You know that feeling - the kids are back at school after the Summer hols, the sun cream and flip flops are packed away for another year, and you finally swap the Summer duvet for the Winter one.

It must be Autumn.

But it's not all cold mornings and dark evenings.

October is the perfect time to visit Cornwall, settle down for a week of storm watching with some of your favourite people, and unwind before the craziness of Christmas begins.

If this sounds tempting, we've got the perfect place to stay.

Plus there are plenty of events and activities to enjoy during your holiday.

October half term breaks in Cornwall

North Cornwall Book Festival

north cornwall book festival

"Everyone has at least one good book in them, but it doesn't do any good until you pry it out." Jodi Picoult

This quote Picoult inspires many of us to consider putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) to create our own masterpiece....

If you're ready to release your inner JK Rowling, then the North Cornwall Book Festival is a must-see.

There are practical workshops, talks from successful authors, live music and even drawing classes. There are also sessions for younger aspiring writers, designed for for 8-11 year-olds and teens.

Find out more about the book festival and book your tickets here >>>

Visit Poldark landmarks

BBC's hugely successful series starring Aidan Turner (Ross), Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza) and Luke Norris (Dr Enys) has attracted fans to the county.

Head to Holywell Bay, Charlestown, Padstow and Porthcurno to experience the drama and beauty of the programme.

Take a closer look at some of the filming locations and plan your visit here >>>

Oktoberfest, Truro

It's not all lederhosen and beer - the annual Oktoberfest, held in the city of Truro the first weekend of the month, also features traditional German food, games and music. Join the fun for a weekend of culture, dancing and socialising, whether you want to drop in for a few hours or stay for the day.
Oktoberfest in Truro
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Falmouth Oyster Festival

This annual event celebrates all things maritime in Cornwall's largest port, Falmouth.

Falmouth Oyster Festival

Of course you'll have plenty of opportunity to try some of the region's delicious fresh seafood, but with four days of feasting, cooking demonstrations, live music and craft stalls, this fab event isn't just for oyster-lovers.

Find out more about the festival here >>>

Visit the home of Doc Martin

It's not just smugglers and farm-hands from the 1800s who frequent Cornwall for filming. The long-running TV series featuring Martin Clunes as the grumpy Doc Martin is set in the town, making it one of Cornwall's best known beauty spots.

October is a great time to visit the area in North Cornwall, when the Summer crowds have gone, so you can see "Port Wenn", find Doctor Ellingham's surgery and peek inside St Nonna's Church.

So don't give up on having just one more holiday before the year comes to a close.

Staying in an apartment overlooking the stunning Atlantic Ocean could be enough to get you through the clocks going back, Bonfire Night and even Christmas, until you start counting down to your 2018 holiday.

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