October half term fun at Arlington Court

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 Hallowe'en crafts or dare yourself to walk the grounds at night, there’s something to suit everyone.

Haunting Hallowe'en trail

Saturday 21-Sunday 29 October, 10:30-4pm
Take part in our haunting Hallowe'en trail in the grounds; find clues to claim your spooky prize. £1 per trail. Starts and ends in the garage.

Celebrate the harvest

Saturday 21 October, 11am-3pm
Enjoy the best of the season with a magnificent display of crops from the kitchen garden, recipe suggestions, hints for storage and family activities.

Rag rug drop-in workshop

Monday 23 October, 11am-3pm
Local artist Deborah Hastings will be showing how to make beautiful creations from recycled scraps of material. Find out the basics for free, or make one of her fun designs to take home such as a red squirrel or Jacob sheep. £3

Hallowe'en crafts

Tuesday 24 & Thursday 26 October, 12noon-4pm
Bring along your imagination and make some spooky Halloween crafts. Crafts are different each day and donations for materials are welcome. Children must be supervised at all times by an adult. 

  • Tuesday: Bats & spiders
  • Thursday: Hallowe'en paper lanterns

Spooky night walk

Friday 27 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 £5.00, children £3.50 Booking essential on 01271 850296.

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.