For families

Enjoy spooky Hallowe'en fun with us this half-term © National Trust

Enjoy spooky Hallowe'en fun with us this half-term

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. Enjoy frightful fun.

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

Don't forget, this is a great time to complete your autumnal 50 things. Download your Midlands 50 things planner.

What's on this half-term

October half-term has a really spooky feel to it this year.

Ghost stories, haunted walks, creepy crafts, night tours, pumpkin carving and so much more await you.

The tricky part is deciding how much frightful fun you can handle.

Become a natural artist

Have your kids ever fancied themselves as the next big sculptor or artist? Or maybe they have a great eye for photos?

The natural environment is one of the best places to inspire creativity. We've pulled together some ideas and also a frame to help them capture that perfect scene.

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?