October Half Term at Trengwainton Gardens

October Half Term


Run out of ideas on what to do with the family this October half-term?

Trengwainton Gardens near Penzance are hosting a fun filled week of activities for the whole family. The sheltered gardens are bursting with exotic trees and shrubs and the five sections of walled gardens are filled with tender exotic species from around the world.

This October half term will be very busy at Trengwainton. Here is a guide to what is going on:

Pumpkin Fun Day

The annual Pumpkin fun day will be on Sunday 23rd October, this will be a chance to find as many ways as possible to have fun with this versatile fruit. Expect to find:


  • Pumpkin skittles
  • Pumpkin shy
  • Pumpkin tasting
  • Pumpkin carving


To join in with these fun activities pumpkins will be available at £2.50 each.

Rest of the Week

If you missed out on  the fun at the Pumpkin fun day we will be leaving out some of the pumpkin-themed games in the orchard for you to try during half-term week.

Monday 24th to Thursday 27th October

Between 11-4 at the bookshop you can have a go at apple bobbing or making toffee apples with Trengwainton’s very own home grown apples, please note this is only while stocks last.   

There will also be a pumpkin trail around the garden with pumpkins of all colours, shapes and sizes ready to be discovered in the walled garden. The gardens are filled with lots of winding, wooded paths that are perfect for a relaxing stroll in the Autumn sunshine.

You can hear spooky tales of Trengwainton on Thursday 27th October in the bell tent in the orchard. Local Troubadour Mark Harandon will be storytelling on the hour at 11,12, 2, 3 and 4pm but get there early as numbers could be limited in each session.

Normal admission charges will apply for the week but National Trust members can get in for free.

For more info go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trengwainton

If you are looking for accommodation over the October Half Term period take a look at the Hotel Penzance. This 4* townhouse is in an elegant Edwardian building with only 25 individual rooms, many with views across the harbour and Mounts Bay.

Set back from the town but only five minutes from the centre and only a 5 minute bus ride to Trengwainton Gardens, Hotel Penzance is the ideal place to stay for your October Half Term Break

Call 01736 363117 today or fill out our online booking form.