Autumn half term at Brockhampton

A young boy lay down on a pile of leaves

A child’s mind is like a sponge, absorbing everything they see and do throughout the day. Spending time together in the great outdoors not only builds compassion for nature but it’s also beneficial for mental wellbeing. It’s far too nice to sit indoors playing video games, why not get the whole family outside, making the most of having some time off together this autumn half term?

Enjoy the shifting of the seasons as the sights, sounds and smells of autumn begin to transform Brockhampton into a sea of vivid colour. Pop on your wellies and explore the woodlands and estate viewpoints; enjoy the autumnal colours, spot the wildlife by Lawn Pool and the moat and get fruit picking in the orchards. 

The manor looking picturesque in autumn
The manor house looking autumnal
The manor looking picturesque in autumn


On autumn weekends families can enjoy a ‘fantastic fungi’ trail where children can find the hidden fungi in the orchards using a worksheet. Over Halloween half term we will be running a ‘Orchard Booty’ trail, inspired by the new addition to the Brockhampton orchards-The Herefordshire Bull. 


Inside the manor, families can enjoy seasonal displays and a self-led trail. The manor is open daily throughout half term and the Granary Food Kiosk is open daily throughout September and October for hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks. We strongly suggest you double check opening times before you visit to avoid any disappointment, opening times can be found here. 

Herefordshire at its best this autumn
A view down the drive in autumn
Herefordshire at its best this autumn

Families can enjoy several way-marked routes on the estate. Many of which pass through woodlands, keep your eyes peeled for interesting fungi, deer and other wildlife along the way. A map of the estate can be found in the carpark or likewise, you can download one here before you arrive. We hope you have a wonderful break!