For families

Get your pumpkins ready for Hallowe'en with a day out in the Midlands © National Trust

Get your pumpkins ready for Hallowe'en with a day out in the Midlands

Frightful family fun

October is an exciting month with half term and Hallowe'en to enjoy. Join us for ghostly tales, creepy trails and so much more. Find spooky fun near you.

Plus we've pulled together a few of our favourite places to get your pumpkins ready for Hallowe'en.

As if all that wasn't enough, don't forget that half term could be the perfect time to complete your autumnal 50 things activities. Download your Midlands 50 things planner.

Discover wildtime and natural play

Children playing on the Hardwick play trail

Have a wild and imaginative time in some of our favourite play areas:

New woodland trail - Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire
Playful journeys - Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire
Nature trail - Brockhampton Estate, Herefordshire
Natural play area - Croome, Worcestershire

Catch a falling leaf this autumn © Ian Shaw

Catch a falling leaf this autumn

Catch a falling leaf

It's the best time of year to complete number 33 of your 50 things activities: catch a falling leaf.

The weather cools, the leaves change colour and start to fall to the ground, perfect for catching and crunching underfoot.

How many different trees can you identify from their leaves?