October half-term fun at Arlington Court

A pumpkin carved for Halloween

Autumn is the perfect time of year at Arlington, the leaves are filling the grounds with colour, the light is fading earlier in the evening, and October half term is jam packed with fun. Whether you like to celebrate the harvest, have a go at some Halloween crafts or dare yourself to walk the grounds at night, there’s something to suit everyone.

Pumpkin trail

Saturday 19-Sunday 3 November, 10:30-4pm
Find the pumpkins hidden around the grounds and find out more about the harvest and Halloween traditions. £1 per trail.

Celebrating the harvest

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October, 11am-3pm
Enjoy the best of the season with a magnificent display of crops from the kitchen garden, recipe suggestions and family activities, including apple tasting, pressings and honey.

Morning deer walk

Sunday 20 October, 8-10.30am
Join one of our rangers for a morning stroll. See if you can spot the red deer who live on the estate, or just enjoy the colours of autumn. The walk will be approximately 4 miles and sturdy walking boots or wellingtons and waterproof clothing are advised. £10 per person, booking essential.

Halloween crafts

Tuesday 22 & Thursday 24 October, 12-4pm
Bring along your imagination and make some spooky Halloween crafts. Be inspired by bats and spiders. Crafts are different each day and donations for materials are welcome. Children must be supervised at all times by an adult. 

Spooky night walk

Friday 25 October, tours starting at 6.30pm, 7.15pm, 8pm
Book on a tour of the grounds at night and follow a spooky tale of unusual happenings at Arlington. Listen out for bumps and shrieks in the night and see if you can spot any ghostly visitors. Dare you venture out in the grounds after dark? Adults £9.00, children £4.50 Booking essential.

Admission charges apply to all the events listed above, apart from the Spooky night walk. National Trust members receive free admission - charges for events still apply.