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Things to do with Kids at your local National Trust this Autumn Half Term 2019

Whether it’s spectacular landscapes ablaze with colour or dark moody skies over ravaging seas, autumn is a time to feast your eyes on the wonders of the natural world. And with all kinds of events from bat detecting and wild crafts to Hallowe’en trails and pumpkin carving, it’ll be hard for the kids to get bored this autumn half term.

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Why not build a secret hideaway using only what you find on the woodland floor, make a home for a wild animal or pluck up the courage to befriend a spider? It’s the perfect time to tick off some of our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 3⁄4’. From running in the rain to hunting for fossils and bones, there’s something magical for everyone to experience this October.

Here are our top half term events to tick off this autumn 2019!

*Please note even if events are listed as free, admission charges still usually apply, unless you are a member.

SOUTH EAST

Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

During October half term, Cliveden’s annual autumn trail returns. The estate is home to hundreds of species of creepy-crawlies, and it’s time for your young explorers to join them. Children will scamper around the gardens, solving creepy challenges along the way, and finish up by creating a craft to take home. The trail runs from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November from 10.30am to 2.30pm. This activity costs £3 per child, plus usual admission charges to the estate.  Best enjoyed in costume!

For more information, please call: 01628 605069
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden/features/harvest-season-cliveden

Osterley Park and House, Middlesex

Halloween Pumpkin Festival, 19th – 27th October, 11 am – 4 pm. Discover how the animals of Osterley get ready for winter, and carve your own pumpkin to take home. Follow the trail and complete the activities to find the pumpkins. Along the way take a break to toast some marshmallows and enjoy a hot drink from our trailer. £4 per trail.

For more information, please call: 020 8232 5070 https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park-and-house/whats-on

Chartwell, Kent

Discover the bats of Chartwell, Saturday 19 October – Sunday 3 November; 10am-4pm. Fly around the gardens of Chartwell this autumn half term and discover more about the beastly bats that live here.

Chartwell garden and woodland is home to a wide variety of different bat species all living right here in the grounds. Just some of them include Natterers, Pipistrelles and Daubentons. Join us at Chartwell this autumn half term on a search for very special bat boxes hidden all around the gardens. Open up each to discover all about the different types of bat living at Chartwell with some fascinating facts about each to learn. The trail will be £1.00 per person (including National Trust members). Normal site admission applies. Suitable for ages 2-10 years with a buggy friendly route available.

For more information, please call: 01732 868381
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell/features/beastly-bat-trail-at-chartwell

Nymans, West Sussex

Pop-up Pumpkin Patch, Sat 26 Oct – Sun 3 Nov, 10am to 5pm.  The garden and woods are perfect for some autumn inspired fun. With colourful trees, autumn leaves, the return of the pop-up pumpkin patch and a pumpkin hunt, there is something to keep everyone entertained this half-term.

This half-term the pop-up pumpkin patch returns to the garden where you will be able to join in some pumpkin themed activities and games. See who will win a pumpkin rolling race, challenge your friends and family to a game of pumpkin skittles or join a pumpkin hunt around the garden.

Price: Free (normal admission fee applies)
For more information, please call: 01444 405250
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/features/half-term-fun-this-autumn

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EAST

Sheringham Park, Norfolk

Fabulous Fungi Trail, Daily Saturday 19 October – Sunday 27 October, 10am – 4:15pm Explore fantastic fungi with our amazing autumn trail. Some taste delicious, some will kill you and some even glow in the dark! Finding funky fungi is one of the ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’! Follow the trail and complete the quiz to win a prize. Suitable for all age groups. £2.50 per child, includes prize.

Spider Safari! Monday 21 October, 10:30am – 12:30pm. Arachnophobes beware! Eight-legged freaks or fascinating fly-munchers? We will explore the ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ world of British spiders in this family workshop. We will learn about some of the amazing spiders that live in the Park and look for them in their natural habitat. Then we get ‘up close and personal’ with some of our finds in the microscope lab.  Includes a spider craft activity. Book online in advance.

Night Hike, Monday 21 October, 5:30pm – 8pm. Join us at sunset to see what’s stirring as night falls. Muntjac and roe deer come out of hiding, and the stars can be spectacular on a clear night. ‘Going on a nature walk at night’ and ‘Going stargazing’ are two of the ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’! Book online in advance.

Family Survival School, Wednesday 23 October, 5:30pm – 8pm. Has your family got what it takes to survive in the wild? Hone your survival skills with a bitesize bushcraft adventure! Build a shelter, light a fire, forage for food and learn how to navigate with a map and compass. Cooking on a campfire is one of the ’50 things to do before you are 11¾’!

For more information, please call: 01263 820550
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheringham-park/features/october-half-term-at-sheringham-park

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SOUTH WEST

Buckland Abbey, Devon

October Half Term Family Fun. 19th – 27th October, 11am – 4.30pm. With events and activities for all ages, Buckland is a fantastic place to spend a day out this autumn. Come and join one of our craft workshops happening throughout the week or perhaps become a Ranger for the day with our special outdoor days. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

For more information, please call: 01822 853607

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/buckland-abbey

Cotehele Mill, Cornwall

Haunted Halloween week at Cotehele Mill. 19th – 26th October 2019, 11am – 4pm. Are you brave enough for all the spooky things going on this Hallowe’en? The mill buildings will be decorated for Hallowe’en; staff and volunteers will be in fancy dress; there will be a children’s trail with treats. We’ll be milling on the Thursday and Sundays, plus there might possibly be some scary baking going on. Children between the ages of 0 and 100 are welcome to come in fancy dress. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

For more information, please call: 01579 20350606

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele-mill

Castle Drogo, Devon

There’s lots going on this October half-term including a bat trail around the garden. 

Bat trail. This half term you could take part in the bat trail which runs from Saturday 19 October until Sunday 27 October (£1, includes a badge as a prize). The trail is all about bats which live in the Teign Gorge.

Wild Tribe. Or children can get their hands dirty by taking part in Wild Tribe on Sunday 27 October, from 11am-3pm. (Free, no booking required, drop in anytime between 11am-3pm, non National Trust members do need to pay admission, National Trust members free). 

For more information, please call: 01647 433306

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-drogo/features/october-half-term-fun

Barrington Court, Somerset

Barrington Court is hosting filmmakers between 9 and 19 September and some areas of the property may be closed to the public. However, the half term holidays brings a range of happenings. Learn to make and decorate your own willow harvest crown (26 October) or get out and about with the rangers (29 October) who might be teaching anything from den building to fire lighting without matches and cooking some popcorn. 

On 31 October there’s the fabulous spectacle of birds of prey flying free. The falconry displays give you the chance to get up close to a range of beautiful birds:  owls, kestrels or peregrines may be visiting. Find out about their care and conservation and stay for the magnificent aerial displays. 

Barrington Court’s traditional Apple Weekend will be taking place on 26 and 27 October.  Get involved with pressing this year’s crop and help celebrate – the cider recently took the top drinks prize at the National Trust’s 2019 Fine Farm Produce Awards.

For more information, please call: 01460 241938

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/barrington-court/features/autumn-at-barrington-court

Saltram, Devon

Trick or trails? This half term you will be able to go on a ‘Pesky Pumpkin Trail’ in the garden. Copy the scary pumpkin faces as you go round, and even try inventing your own. Why not have a go at crunching through the fallen leaves at the same time? Trails are free but normal admission applies. 

Have a go at something crafty on Tuesday, listen to spooktacular stories on Wednesday and join in with the gardeners on Thursday. Or make some of your own fun and find the den building area at the bottom of lime avenue and build your dream den!

To keep everyone busy and to give little ones the chance to join in before the school half term starts, our pesky pumpkin trail runs for two weeks from 12 – 31 October, plus storytelling on 16th and 23rd.

For more information, please call: 01752 333500

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saltram/features/hurray-for-half-term

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Autumn Craft Tent. 19 October – 3 November, 11am – 4pm. Pop into the bell tent on the copper beech field to have a go at some autumn themed crafts. There’ll be a changing array of crafts throughout the week, including leaf creations, beeswax candle making and colouring.

Visit the Woodland Hideaway. 19 October – 3 November, 10am – 4pm. Venture along the Woodland Walk to discover the Woodland Hideaway. Have a go at some nature themed activities, including creating a wild poem, traditional fence building, making a fairy den or just snuggling up in the bell tent with a book.

Wild Stories. Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 October, hourly sessions from 1pm – 6pm. Join environmental storyteller Martin Maudsley on a storytelling walk through the Kingston Lacy woods. Walk lasts 45 minutes – one hour. Tickets for this walk cost £5 per child and can be booked online.

Bulb Planting. Thursday 24 and Thursday 31 October, 11am – 3pm. Decorate a terracotta plant pot, and plant it with your choice of mixed, spring flowering bulbs including daffodils and tulips. £3.50 per pot, limited numbers available, booking not required.

For more information, please call 01202 883402

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy/features/harvest-and-hibernation-half-term-at-kingston-lacy

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MIDLANDS

Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire

Autumn Pumpkin Trail. 12th – 25th October, 10am – 4.30pm. Can you find the pumpkins around the garden? Enjoy the autumn colour in the garden while searching for the hidden pumpkins that have a letter on. Make a secret password with the letter to collect your activity bag from Visitor Reception. £2.50 per trail (includes activity bag prize). Admission fees apply. Please note: there are over 400 steps in the garden. Call for more detailed information on accessibility.

Bonfire, lantern walk and fireworks. 25, 26*, 27 October, 6pm – 8pm. *26th October SOLD OUT. The annual bonfire and lantern walk is back. Pick up your glow stick then explore the garden by lantern light. Marvel at the magnificent trees illuminated for this special event, then make your way to the tennis lawn for the lighting of the bonfire and firework display. Hot food, bar and shop on the tennis lawn. Booking essential, call: 03442491895. Tickets: Adult £11, Child £6, Under 2 free.

Halloween trail. 26th – 31st October, 10am – 4.30pm. Find the pumpkins and brave the spooky tunnel. Search for the hidden pumpkins around the garden and collect the letters to make a secret password. Brave our spooky tunnel in Egypt if you dare! Dressing up encouraged! £2.50 (including small prize). Please note: there are over 400 steps in the garden. Call for more detailed information on accessibility.

Make a bug hotel. 31st October 2019, 10am – 12pm. Design your bug hotel and fill it with bits to attract all sorts of creepy crawlies. £5 per bug house, pre-booking advised. Admission fees apply.

Make a bat house. 31st October 2019, 12pm – 3pm. Put your bat house together and decorate it in a spooky style. Take it home and hang it in your garden, will any bats be hanging out in it on Halloween night? £5 per child, pre-booking advised. Admission fees apply.

For more information, please call: 01782 517999

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/biddulph-grange-garden/whats-on

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

Look out for signs of autumn wildlife with our fun family spotter sheet. Pick yours up for free from reception and take a wander through the woodland walk to see what you can find. 

The Woodland Den will be open for children to take part in autumn related nature activities (including making wild crowns – as part of ‘50 things’).

Paperwhite Family Planting Activity. Saturday 26, Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 October, and Saturday 2 November: 11.30am-2pm. We will also be inviting children to decorate a plant pot and fill it with paperwhites. These delicate flowers (which can be seen on display in the house at Christmas) will look perfect on the Christmas table. £3 per child.

For more information, please call: 01295 670266

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/upton-house-and-gardens

Attingham Park

From Saturday 26 October – end of November: Visit Attingham’s Woollen Woods. Experience Hall-‘wool’-een in a completely different light this year and visit our second year of Attingham Woollen Woods. Crafted woodland creatures take over a section of path, off of the Mile Walk. 

Pumpkin Carving: Saturday 26 to Thursday 31 October, 10.30am – 3pm (at intervals). Try your hand at making a traditional decoration to welcome or scare off those Halloween visitors; what will you carve? A face, a shape, or something more spooky? We’ll confirm the dates and times shortly, but just so you know, booking is essential (can be done online). £5 per pumpkin (including LED tea-light candle).

For more information, please call: 01743 708123

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

Hallowe’en Pumpkin Trails. 23rd – 31st October 2019, 9am – 3.30pm. Charlecote’s creepy crawlies are getting ready for their Hallowe’en party. Explore the parkland to find out more about them all and their habitats and try to guess what they’ve all come dressed as. There’s a pumpkin prize waiting for you at the end of the trail. £3 each.

For more information, please call: 01789 470277

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/charlecote-park

Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, Lincolnshire

Ghostly Halloween Hall. 26 October 2019, 11am – 5pm. Experience Gunby Hall as you never have before: cobwebs, darkened rooms and lots of ghostly guides. It will make you scream for more! Enjoy yummy seasonal treats in the tea-room. Discover plenty of autumnal colour in the gardens. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. Dress up in your scariest outfit and see if you can frighten our ghosts! Families welcome. Small children might find it too scary.

For more information, please call: 01754 890102

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gunby-estate-hall-and-gardens

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NORTH WEST

Lyme Park, House and Garden, Cheshire

This Autumn, go on an adventure across Lyme, brave the spooks and scares of Fright Run, or get creative with a spot of pumpkin carving.

Pumpkin Carving 24th – 29th October 2019 — Carve the most frightening faces in your very own pumpkin. and take it home to keep the ghouls away. Recommended for 4+, selected times only, booking essential.

Autumn Woodlands Trail 19th October – 7th November, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm — Explore Lyme’s woodland and find out about the myths and folklore associated with the plants, trees and the ancient landscape at Lyme. £2 per trail booklet.

Fright Run 25th October 2019, 2-3 pm or 3-4 pm – If you are feeling brave, join the Hallowe’en fun run around the park (fancy dress is a must!). This afternoon event is perfect for families and children, featuring a 2km run and some creepy challenges to be overcome! All tickets £4.00, Children must be accompanied by adult with ticket.

For more information, please call: 01663 762023

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme/features/have-fun-at-lyme-this-half-term

Speke Hall, Liverpool

Tudor Hallowtide 26th October – 3rd November 2019, 10.30 am – 4.00 pm. Explore the dark and creepy side of Tudor life over the October half term. Experience Hallowtide at Speke Hall with spooky storytelling, a Dark Woods trail and superstitious crafts. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

For more information, please call: 0151 427 7231

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/speke-hall-garden-and-estate/whats-on

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Meet the Servants – Step back in time and find out what life was like for the Victorian servants working in the house at Dunham Massey before it closes for conservation on 30 October. Meet the servants at weekends and during October half term (Sat- Wed) and help them with their household chores.

Percy the Park Keeper: After the Storm, 19th September – 8th October 2019, 10.30 am – 2.30 pm. There’s been a stormy disaster and now Percy the Park Keeper’s animal friends don’t have anywhere to live! Help Percy devise a plan to find his little friends a new home this autumn. Explore the garden and deer park on this interactive trail to help Percy’s friends. Get your trail map stamped at each point, and don’t forget to pick up your sticker from the garden kiosk at the end! Garden ticket required. Normal admission applies.

For more information, please call: 0161 941 1025

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey/features/october-half-term-at-dunham-massey

Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire

Scarecrow Festival at Rufford Old Hall. 19 October – 3 November 2019. See Rufford’s garden and woodland transformed by our annual Scarecrow Festival. Set out on an autumn adventure and expect to meet some colourful characters. The theme for this year’s festival is literary characters, so get ready to meet some familiar faces as they leap off the page and appear before your eyes. You can explore the grounds as a family between 11am-5pm to find them all at your own pace. Don’t forget to let us know which one is your favourite when you’ve finished. This is a free event, though normal admission prices apply. Entry is free for National Trust members and under 5s. Please note that Rufford Old Hall is closed on 31 October and 1 November.

For more information, please call: 01704 821254

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rufford-old-hall

Little Moreton Hall

Dark nights are drawing in and Halloween is upon us. Join us to explore how the Tudors would have celebrated Hallowtide. We have activities every day from 26 October to 3 November, 11am – 3pm.  Come along for a family day out – listen to spooky stories and have a go at making charms. While you’re here, why not warm up with a hot chocolate and a piece of homemade cake in our cosy tea rooms. And don’t forget to pop into the shop for some autumnal treats or early Christmas shopping. 

For more information, please call: 01260 272018

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/little-moreton-hall

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YORKSHIRE AND NORTH EAST

Beningborough Hall, York

Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November 2019 (closed Monday)

Tree trail: There’s an autumnal nip in the air, wrap up warm and follow the spotter trail through the gardens on any of the days throughout the week.

Leafy artrageous: Make a leafy bird’s nest from natural materials with artrageous on Sunday (27 October) and Thursday in the Hayloft. Please note the hayloft is accessed by stairs only

Bushcraft day: Take part in the bushcraft activities with Yorkshire Dales Bushcraft on Tuesday. There’s a charge of £3 to cover costs for this activity. Sign up to a session on the day, on a first come, first served basis. This activity is recommended for children 5 years and over. 

Storytelling: Follow Apple Pip on his adventures – join Eden from Stories Alive! on a story promenade through the gardens on Wednesday.

Broomstick making: Work with witches and wizards of all sizes in the American Garden to create broomsticks from some of the magical trees on Wednesday. There’s a charge of £3 to cover costs for this activity. Sign up to a session on the day, on a first come, first served basis. This activity is recommended for children 5 years and over.

(Nearly) naked tree walk: Join the garden team as they take you on a trail of discovery on Thursday and Friday. Meander through the estate, learn more about how the changing seasons impact on the trees and uncover the beauty of those which are nearly naked at this time of year.

For more information, please call: 01904 472027

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall/features/october-half-term-at-beningbrough

Nunnington Hall

Halloween Spooktacular at Nunnington Hall. Come and experience Nunnington Hall dressed up in all it’s Halloween spookery! Wander the historic rooms all decorated with a Halloween theme, past witches and skeleton cats and all things that go bump in the night. 

Pick up your potion poem from the reception desk at the entrance.  Are you brave enough to search through the cobwebs and into all the darkest corners to find the spooky trail ingredients for your potion?  Take part in creepy crafts in the children’s room and if you are visiting at a weekend come and join in with the family friendly ghost tours through the house, hearing tales of Nunnington Hall’s mysterious visitors.

For more information, please call: 01439 748283

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington-hall

Nostell Priory and Parkland, West Yorkshire

Pumpkin carving for children and families. 28th October 2019, 11am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-3pm, 3.30pm-5pm. Young imaginations glow and go wild for our autumn pumpkin-carving workshops led by professional artists from Sand in your Eyes. Specially-created stencils, along with the experts, help little hands create their very own lantern from a Nostell-grown pumpkin, ready to take home and light as Halloween approaches. This events costs £10 for children and is free for an accompanying adult.

Get Wild! Mini Ranger Days. 28th – 29th October, 11am – 3 pm. Is there anything better in Autumn half term than the colours and crunch of autumn leaves? Our mini rangers can get stuck into helping us clear leaves from the lawns and turn them into amazing artwork. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Campfire adventures: toast, bake and make. 30 October 2019, times 11am-12pm, 12pm-1pm, 1pm-2pm, 2pm-3pm. Autumn childhood memories are made toasting marshmallows on an open fire with nature all around. Youngsters can cook up a storm safely in the heart of our parkland, mastering damper bread and camper cones alongside the classic toasted treat – is there anything better than melted mallow? Don’t forget to book ahead to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

Campfire adventures: Halloween tales. 30th October 2019, 4pm-6pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Experience Nostell as night falls across the parkland with hot chocolate, marshmallows and seasonal tales around the campfire. Suitable for 5+ years. Tickets: £10 per child £5 accompanying adults (includes baked potato, marshmallows and hot chocolate).

For more information, please call 01924 863892

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell/whats-on

East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire

Halloween fun at East Riddlesden Hall. There’s lots of things happening at East Riddlesden Hall to keep boredom at bay this Halloween half term. Free entry for all under 18’s in fancy dress, 19–31 October.

Pumpkin carving and bird feeders. Who can make the scariest pumpkin? Come along on 26, 27, 29 and 30 October to find out. We’ll be making bird feeders with the left-over pumpkin seeds so our feathered friends can enjoy Halloween too. Limited availability.

Halloween mask making. Get trick or treat ready with the mask making activity on 14 and 17 October. Traditional gingerbread making will run in the afternoons, free face painting on Thursday 31 October.

Children’s Halloween party in the barn. Dare you come along to a party in a 400-year-old barn on the spookiest night of the year? Join us on 31 October at 10.30am, 1pm or 3.30pm to dance to your favourite tracks and play spooky games with Pop Party Discos. Tickets on sale now, booking is essential for this popular event which can be done online.

For more information, please call 01535 607075

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/east-riddlesden-hall/lists/half-term-halloween-fun-at-east-riddlesden-hall-

Ormesby Hall

Halloween at Ormesby Hall. Ormesby Hall will come alive this Halloween with a witchy trail. The hall and gardens will be dressed for Halloween from Sunday 20 October, every Sunday- Thursday until Sunday 3 November for October half term and we invite along some brave explorers to have some spooky fun. Ormesby by Candlelight. To add to the spirit of Halloween and all things spooky this October half term some of the shutters will remain closed with candlelight to guide your way adding an eerie feel to the house, perfect for Halloween.

Wisteria the Witch trail. This October half term follow the witchy trail while Wisteria the Witch of Ormesby Hall invites her friends and their pets for a Halloween house party. Brave adventurers can make themselves a pet spider like Wisteria by collecting the craft pieces on the indoor trail to make a spider at the end, children can collect the spiders body from the entrance hall. Venture into the garden and help find the missing items belonging to the witches. On their way to Ormesby Hall some of their belongings fell from their broomstick and it’s your task to find them in the garden on the outdoor trail.

Potion making. Sunday 27, Monday 28, Thursday 31st October and Sunday 3rd November. Two witch friends will be sharing their potion making secrets with some little witches and wizards. Due to the popularity of this activity, this year the potion making will take place in the marquee and children will received timed tickets on arrival from the admission point. The session lasts 10 minutes. So join us for some witchy fun.

Creepy Crawlies. Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October. Kirkletham Owl Center will be in the garden and accompanying them will be an array of creepy crawlies. So test your courage and meet a snake, perhaps a tarantula or giant cockroach.

Spooky storytelling. Everyday from Sunday 27 – Thursday 31 October, 11am – 2pm. Listen to the witch on tell you some spooky stories, preparing you for Halloween night, try not to be afraid.

An admission ticket for the house and garden is needed, with National Trust members and under 5s receiving free admission. The Wisteria the Witch trail and events are free of charge, with just admission applying.

For more information, please call: 01642 324188

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ormesby-hall

Washington Old Hall, Tyne & Wear

Halloween half term fun. 28th October – 3rd November, 11am – 3pm. During October half term prepare for lots of family fun taking place at Washington Old Hall. Every day there’ll be the chance to take part in an activity and even more things to see and do when you’re here. Come along and get involved with lots of fun activities, from willow craft to holding a scary beast. And while you’re walking around the grounds, you’ll also come across the ‘Guess what’s in the box’ game. If you’re brave enough, stick your hand in find out what gruesome surprises await you. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

For more information, please call: 0191 416 6879

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/washington-old-hall

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NORTHERN IRELAND

Mount Stewart, Co. Down

Mount Stewart Myths and Legends. 26th – 31st October, 11am – 3pm. From ancient Kings and Gods of the Sea to a magical Enchantress, Mount Stewart has many stories to tell this Halloween. Venture down and enjoy our tails and trails. From ancient Kings and Gods of the Sea to a magical Enchantress, Mount Stewart has many stories to tell this Halloween. Venture down and enjoy our tails and trails. Enjoy a fun day out with family and friends as you take the opportunity to discover more about the Myths and Legends that surround Mount Stewart. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

For more information, please call 028 4278 8387

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart/whats-on

WALES

Tredegar House, Newport

Autumn Nature Trail. 26 October – 3 November, 10.30am – 4pm. Tap into your senses as you rustle through the leaves and explore everything autumn has to offer with a self-led trail through the gardens. Price: Inclusive of entry price.

Vegetable printing workshop. 1st November, 11am-3pm. Join us for this family workshop in the Orangery where our team will be helping you create your very own signature print with hand-cut vegetable stamps. You can either choose to decorate an apron or a tote bag to take home with you. Price: £4 per child, normal admission prices also apply. Online booking advised.

50 things to do before you’re 11¾ Explorer Backpacks. Every day until Sunday 3 November,10.30am-4pm. Head to the visitor reception and pick up an Explorer Backpack to start your own ’50 things’ adventure this autumn. We’ve highlighted the best ’50 things’ activities to tick off here at Tredegar House and your backpack will have all the tools you need.Price: £5 deposit, fully refundable at the end of your visit.

Create some wild art. 2nd November, 11am-3pm. Get crafty and create your own masterpiece with nature. Price: Inclusive of entry price.

Cook on a campfire. 3rd November, 11am-3pm. Join our team to cook up some tasty treats on the campfire. Price: Inclusive of entry price.

For more information, please call 01633 815880

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/october-half-term-at-tredegar-house

Powis Castle and Garden, Powys

Powis pumpkin trail. 28th – 31st October, 11am – 4pm. Hunt along the terraces and in the shadow of giant yew hedges to find the carved pumpkins and hidden clues you’ll need to complete this trail. Our family friendly pumpkin trail is guaranteed to keep your little one’s entertained this half term. Collect a trail from the Garden Kiosk and explore the garden whilst collecting all the clues you’ll need to need to complete the trail. Price: free (normal admission fee applies).

For more information, please call 01938 551944

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden

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Things to do with Kids at your local National Trust this Autumn Half Term 2019

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