Halloweden: October half-term
What happened in 2019
Cryptid* Petting Zoo
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 specially trained handlers.
*Cryptid - an animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated.
Potion Making and Pumpkin Carving
Make potions of unlimited possibilities using the finest botanicals and some extra special secret ingredients. Plus, watch our expert pumpkin carvers for tips and inspiration.
Spooky but fun Halloween stories for all ages, told by the Eden storytellers.
Make a spider’s web and discover why our eight-legged friends are important and need homes to live in over winter.
What’s lurking inside the trees? Dare you stick your hand in and find out?!
Come along for a skate on our chilling ice rink (extra charge applies).
Let our experts transform your little one into anything from a cute pumpkin to a skeleton. You'll find them in the Core. (Additional charge applies.)
Locals' Pass for Cornwall and Devon residents
Don't forget, you can visit Halloweden for free with a Locals' Pass. It's also the perfect opportunity to pick up a new 2019/20 Pass while you're here, available from 1 November.
Plan your visit to Halloweden this half-term
Halloweden takes place from Saturday 19 October until Sunday 3 November 2019. We're open 9.30am – 6pm every day. Visit our opening times page for full details on when our gates open, and on last entry.
The event runs all day every day, but if you're planning your visit here are details on individual timed activities:
Cryptid Petting Zoo
Watch the 20-minute show in the Mediterranean Biome (Citrus Grove) daily at 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.50pm, 3.15pm. Or catch their big walkabout beast in the Med Biome at the following times: 10.30am – 11am, 11.45am – 12.15pm, 1 – 1.30pm, 2.30 – 3pm.
Join the Eden Storytellers in the Halloweden Dome Tent for a 15-minute story daily at 12 noon, 1.30pm and 3pm.
Our ice rink is open every day during Halloweden. Check our ice skating timetable to see detailed timings and to book your skate (additional charge applies).
Our relaxed sessions are designed to welcome visitors who may benefit from a more informal experience, such as those with autism and sensory or communication needs. They take place on the following Wednesdays before Eden opens to the public in the morning, 8.30-9.30am:
- Sunday 20 October
- Wednesday 23 October
There is no additional cost to attend a relaxed session, we simply ask that you book in advance. Find out more about relaxed sessions at the Eden Project.