Local Events in Newquay

As a family hotel in Cornwall, we're passionate about finding the best things to do in Newquay for families, our wonderful hometown.


Newquay is a thriving town with events throughout the year for all age groups.

From family fun days to watching awesome watersports, food festivals and lots of seasonal themed events and activities across our local attractions, you won’t be bored when in Newquay.

Check out our pick of the best events coming up, so you really get the most from your holiday.

  • Healeys Pumpkin Patch | 12th – 31st October

    Celebrate harvest with a day out at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm. Venture into the Orchards with a trip on our Pumpkin Patch Tractor Ride. Hop off at our Pumpkin Patch to choose your own and be sure to explore our mini hay bale maze. Discover the farm with a pumpkin trail & map, find the right answers and collect your prize. Enjoy a whole day at Healeys with activities for all the family including guided tours, free sampling and tractor rides. Be sure to make time for a meal with the family in The Old Bottlery Restaurant, serving up delicious homemade Cornish dishes and scrumptious Sunday Roasts.

    Find out more here.

  • BUCS Surf Championships | 18th - 20th October 2019

    The annual BUCS Surf Championships is the largest surfing event in Europe, and is hosted on the famous Fistral Beach! The event is run in partnership with Surfing England and offers a range of levels of competition depending on experience.

    Find out more here.

  • Apple Week at Healeys | 19th – 27th October

    Come to the farm during October half term and let the apple adventuring begin. In celebration of the nation’s favourite fruit during harvest season, Healeys host their annual Apple Week. Explore the farm with our Apple Trail, blend your own Juice at the Blending Bar or ‘Press Your Own’ using the mill & press. Bring your family & friends together and take part in the 3rd annual Cornish Apple Bobbing Championships, with plenty of Healeys prizes up for grabs. As one of Cornwall's largest independent commercial orchards, Healeys supports National Apple Day to highlight the importance of orchards, fields and nature to humanity. From learning about the care of 20 acres of orchards on a tractor ride, to entertainment with apple bobbing, it’s a fun day out for the whole family. Plus, there’s free entry and parking all day. Dogs are welcome on a lead.

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  • Halloweek at Camel Creek! | 19th - 31st October 2019

    Will you dare visit Camel Creek? Can you handle the scares? From the Witch’s grotto, to tricks and treats, there is something for everyone!

    Find out more here.

  • Halloween Horrors at Newquay Zoo | 19th - 31st October 2019

    Keep the little VIP's spooked with a trip to Newquay Zoo this half term! Take part in the bewitching bat hunt trail, catch the creepy crawly talk and get compete for a prize with the spookiest fancy dress...

    Find out more here.

  • October Half Term at Flambards | 19th - 31st October 2019

    From wacky weird science shows and spooky pumpkin trails through the cobbled streets of the Victorian Village, to the Helston theme park’s thrilling rides and a stunning fireworks spectacular; there’s something for visitors of all ages to enjoy during October half term at Flambards!

    Find out more here.

  • Halloweden: October Half Term at The Eden Project | 19th - 3rd November 2019

    Head to the famous Eden Project for some spooky fun this October. Head to the cryptid petting zoo, get creative with potion making and pumpkin carving and keep the little horrors busy at the Little Monster's Halloween Disco Ball.

    Find out more here.

  • 'Scaryland' Halloween and Half Term Fun at Dairyland! | 21st - 31st October 2019

    Head to the Pumpkin Patch, get stuck into Pumpkin Carving and experience The Witches Spooky Crafting Cave Tractor Ride through Witches Wood at Dairyland this October half term...

    Find out more here.

  • Scarecrows & Pumpkins at Newquay Library | 22nd October 2019

    A FREE fun morning for the little ones as Newquay Library hosts a morning of fun activities! Create your own scarecrow, black crows and autumnal crafts, follow the nature trail and munch on decorated pumpkin biscuits - the little nippers are  sure to be kept entertained...

    Find out more here.

  • Flambards Fireworks Spectacular | 23rd October 2019

    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 Wednesday night celebrations will be a fantastic George Michael Tribute show, so you can sing and dance the night away!

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  • Newquay’s Halloween Zombie Crawl | 26th October 2019

    Wearing gory get-ups and ghoulish glad-rags,  Newquay BID take over the town for their annual Zombie Crawl. Watch the parade through the town in a spook-tacular Halloween extravaganza not to be forgotten...

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  • Halloween Wonderland | 30th October 2019

    Newquay Zoo have teamed up with Treviglas School this Haloween-eve to put on a production of the classic Alice in Wonderland, but with a twist...

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  • Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail Launch | October - December 2019

    Complete the new Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail at Cardinham Woods! Join Shaun and his Mossy Bottom pals to help Lu-La the alien safely home. Grab your Shaun the Sheep ears and head into the forest for an adventure that's out of this world.

    Find out more here.

  • City of lights | 20th November 2019

    Nothing heralds the start of the festive season quite like the City of Lights, Truro’s midwinter lantern festival. Come and see a dazzling procession of willow-stick-and-tissue lanterns.

    Find out more here.

  • Mousehole Christmas Lights | From 14th December 2019

    Villages all over Cornwall drape homes and streets in lights for Christmas but none does it better than Mousehole, west of Penzance, which attracts big crowds.

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  • Santa's Grotto at Newquay Zoo| 14th - 15th December 2019

    Join Newquay Zoo for a festive afternoon at their Santa's Grotto events. Meet Santa, complete the naughty elf trail and get stuck into the festive arts & crafts; it's the perfect pick for magical family days out in Newquay.

    Find out more here.

  • A Minack Christmas Concert | 15th December 2019

    Start your Christmas with us as Pendeen Silver Band serves up a festive feast of your favourite Christmas tunes.

    Find out more here.

Our breaks

Sunday Stays

Prices from £49.50

Make the most of your weekend and stay a little longer, or start your weekend by the beach for less with our stay and dine Sunday package. As the perfect base for Cornish adventures you’ll have time to explore Newquay’s golden beaches, relax with a spa treatment at Fistral Spa or just enjoy each others company during your stay. Sunday’s just got a whole lot better…

Three Course Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Prices from £65.00

Enjoy a delicious meal watching the sun set over the sea, relax in your comfortable room, and start the following morning with hearty breakfast in our ocean facing Cove Restaurant before discovering everything Newquay has to offer.

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