What's on this autumn & half term

Autumn and half term are full of events and days out for you to enjoy

Autumn and half term are full of events and days out for you to enjoy

Pumpkin carving, ghostly tales, spooky family trails, fungi forays, guided walks, food fairs and so much more. Find out what's on near you.

Autumn colour

The places we care for take on a different light at this time of year as the sun sets earlier showing you the rooms in their evening light.

Outside you can enjoy colour as it blooms in the form of dahlias, michaelmas daisies and autumn leaves.

Come rain or shine

Don't let a bit of rain spoil a good day out:

  • Belton House, Lincolnshire - burn off some energy at the Ride Indoor Play Area
  • The Museum of Childhood at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire - play with traditional toys, climb the chimney or take part in a Victorian school lesson
  • Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire - find your inner scientist and make your own rainbow in the Science Discovery Centre
  • Berrington Hall, Herefordshire - get dressed up as a Lord, a Lady or a servant or see the Victorian toys
  • Charlecote Park, Warwickshire - pick up a children’s trail, try on a maid’s costume or see what’s happening in the Victorian kitchen.
  • Croome, Worcestershire – try the imaginative trail, design your own plate and try on costumes and wigs


Something new

The inside out house takes shape in the woods at Packwood House

Discover something new near you, from exhibitions to afternoon tea:

Packwood Follies, Warwickshire - explore the new outdoor art installation including a cabin and four-poster bed

Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire - enjoy afternoon tea in the new Chambers tea-room

Attingham Park, Shropshire - step behind the scenes on a tour of the roof conservation work until the end of October

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire - learn more about the lives of the men who built Hardwick

Gunby Hall, Lincolnshire - explore the wider estate and venture to the recently renovated ice house pond

The Workhouse, Nottinghamshire - let Mary Mouse be your guide and immerse yourself in life at The Workhouse

Autumn 50 things

  • Collect as many as you can to choose the best ones to battle with 

    Play conkers

    Collect your conkers and see who will become champion in your household.

  • Hunt for autumn leaves in the parkland © NTPL/national trust

    Catch a falling leaf

    How many different coloured leaves will you catch this autumn?

  • A child finds a windfall apple in the orchard at Lacock Abbey © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

    Eat an apple from a tree

    There's nothing tastier than a crisp, ripe apple straight from a tree.

  • Beautiful bowl of blackberries at Newark Park © NTPL/NT Beth Taylor

    Pick blackberries in the wild

    Explore the wider estates of the places we care for to find the juiciest blackberries.

  • Build a den in the Peak District and tick one off your 50 things list © NTPL/National Trust / Peak District

    Build a den

    Gather branches and leaves and make yourself a shelter.