Halloween in Cornwall

Enjoy a spooky Halloween in Cornwall at the home to Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’. The film has remained close to our hearts here at The Headland and we will be celebrating with a rather grand and spooky October half term that you and the family won’t want to miss.

The Witches at The Headland Hotel

The film ‘The Witches’ was written by Roald Dahl and published in 1983, and illustrated by Quentin Blake who famously contributed to many of the authors’ books. The story follows the experiences of a young boy and his Norwegian grandmother in a world where child-hating evil witches secretly exist. In large parts, it was filmed here at The Headland and the cast were in residence for quite some time; Angelica Huston starred as the Grand High Witch, Rowan Atkinson played the hotel manager.

Witches Afternoon Tea The Headland Cornwall

In October we have a full month of spooky fun for you and your family to enjoy:

Our famous Witches Afternoon Tea Please book in advance. The Witches Afternoon Tea includes:

  • White chocolate & coconut mice
  • Chocolate witch hats, pumpkin mousse
  • Earl grey tea fruit cakes
  • Blackberry jelly shots
  • Meringue ghosts


Other spooky Headland activities:

  • The Grand High Witch will be in our Ballroom enjoying afternoon tea on stage.
  • Black Cat Hunt for Children – Find the black cats that are around The Headland. Pick up the details from our Concierge Desk.
  • Ride the Broomstick – You and your family can hop on a broomstick wearing witches hats and have a spooky family photo taken to share with friends
  • Storytelling
  • The Witches film will be played for guests
  • Pumpkin Carving for guests
  • Spooky Cocktails in our main bar
  • Pumpkin Lattes and Hot Chocolates in The Terrace

Join us October for Witches month and create spooky memories in our historic location.

Read more about the history with our download.

Spooktacular Kids Activities

Halloween kids activities at the headland

Please can Little Headlanders be accompanied by an adult when taking part in Halloween activities. For more information, please call 01637 872211.

Offers & Experiences

Leisure lunch in The Headland Spa

Escape from everyday distractions for some well-needed rest and relaxation in the tranquil surroundings of The Headland Spa.

Five night summer saver

Stay for five nights or more at The Headland and each person will enjoy a complimentary three-course dinner on the first night in the Samphire Restaurant.

Kids go free

We know how important family time is, that’s why kids go for free at The Headland during half term and the Easter holidays!

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