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.

How to carve your pumpkin


Every house needs a scary faced, candle-lit pumpkin in the window.

This step by step guide is aimed to help your little ones carve their perfect pumpkin (with a little help from you of course!)

Don't forget to share photos of your families' creations with us on Facebook.

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

The natural environment is one of the best places to inspire creativity.

We've pulled together some art activities and a frame to help your little ones capture that perfect scene.

Why not identify the leaves you use with our free autumn leaves spotter sheet?

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