Halloween at the Headland

Halloween in Cornwall

Experience a spooky Halloween in Cornwall at the home of 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.

The Witches at The Headland Hotel

The book ‘The Witches’ was written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake who famously contributed to many of the author’s books. It was published in 1983. 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.

The Witches afternoon tea

“Devilishly delicious and ranked number 1 by The Telegraph”  

“The Headland Hotel on the north Cornish coast was the main setting of the 1987 film adaption of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, and its special afternoon tea stars a medley of white chocolate and coconut mice, chocolate witches’ hats with pumpkin mousse, blackberry jelly shots and meringue ghosts. You’ll even be able to chat with the Grand High Witch herself (though sadly not Anjelica Huston) each afternoon.” The Telegraph

Our Executive Head Chef is currently preparing the likely features for this year’s Witches afternoon tea. We are immensely excited as last year proved incredibly popular. Expect to see a spookier top-tier in October with sumptuous ‘trick or treats’, mighty homemade Headland scones and bite-sized finger sandwiches.

Please book in advance by calling our friendly reservations team on 01637 872211.

Witches Afternoon Tea The Headland Cornwall

Spooktacular fun for all to enjoy

  • Meet the Grand High Witch in person as she takes her high tea in the Ballroom every weekend in October and every day throughout half-term
  • Black cat hunt for children – find the black cats that are dotted around The Headland
  • Ride the broomstick – you and your family can hop on a broomstick and share a photo with the Grand High Witch herself
  • Storytelling
  • The Witches film will be shown for guests to relive the famous moments here at The Headland
  • Pumpkin carving the evening before Halloween
  • Spooktacular cocktails for adults to sample in The Terrace bar
  • Enjoy pumpkin lattes and hot chocolates in The Terrace
  • Children’s activities programme for keeping little headlanders occupied
  • Children’s Halloween party on the eve of Halloween

16th October – 31st October

Call 01637 872211 to book

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Halloween at The Headland

Experience Halloween in Cornwall at the home of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ this coming October. 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.

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