Half-term happenings at Barrington Court

Autumn pumpkins

It's going to be a very spooky week during autumn half-term, with lots of activities lined up for you to do. To get you started, there's a special creepy Hallowe'en creatures trail in the orchards; collect your copy from reception when you arrive.

A week of spooky things to do

There's lots going on this half-term, with something to do every day. It's a super time to be outdoors in the fresh autumn air, collecting brightly-coloured fallen leaves to take home as a memento of your visit.
If you like to decorate and embellish things, you can visit Jozef the woodcarver’s studio any day during half term week and paint your very own hand-cut wooden decoration to take away.
Unleash your imagination and make your own super scary creature at our drop-in shadow play sessions. If you're stuck for ideas, there’s a lot of inspiration all around you in the carvings you'll see in the house and gardens; you'll spot lots of strange creatures and funny faces. Ken and Jill from the Armchair Puppet Theatre will show you how, then let you display your creation to full effect on their special screen. 
If you like making things with sticks, leaves and mud, put your wellies on and head down to the woods to make a den. Ranger George and his team will be on hand to help you. Bring your lunch too and have a picnic in your completed hideaway.
Finally, celebrate the time of year by getting dressed up as your favourite ghost, ghoul or creepy creature! Sunday 29 October is the perfect day to do this. Everyone is welcom, and the spookier the better. If you need to complete your look to make a suitably frightening face, look out for our talented face painter.