October half-term fun

Children enjoying an autumn walk with crispy leaves

There's lots going on this October half-term including a bat trail around the garden.

Bat trail

This half term you could take part in the bat trail which runs from Saturday 19 October until Sunday 27 October (£1, includes a badge as a prize). The trail is all about bats which live in the Teign Gorge.

Wild Tribe

Or children can get their hands dirty by taking part in Wild Tribe on Sunday 27 October, from 11am-3pm. (Free, no booking required, drop in anytime between 11am-3pm, non National Trust members do need to pay admission, National Trust members free). The activity is foraging for a Devon cream tea from making nettle tea to and making blackberry jam. 

Children can take part in bushcraft activities at Wild Tribe.
A child building a den
Children can take part in bushcraft activities at Wild Tribe.

Crafty castle capers

On Tuesday 22 and 29 October from 11am-4pm children can take part in craft activities. The activities vary but will range in price from £1-£2. 

Autumn colour

The trees are turning lovely colours of amber and orange, to admire the changing colours and crunchy leaves you could walk down to the river and back up to the castle.

The trees along the River Teign are lovely colours of amber and orange.
River Teign in autumn
The trees along the River Teign are lovely colours of amber and orange.
The River Teign in autumn at Castle Drogo

Explore the Teign Gorge

Follow the winding paths below the castle into the sheltered Teign Gorge. Explore this ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife on trails along the river.

Autumn

Things to do for families at Castle Drogo

We’ve got lots to keep your little ones entertained-from a free spotter sheet in the garden to miles of pathways in the woods to run wild in.

Soup and crusty bread at Castle Drogo

The café at Castle Drogo

Relax, recharge or indulge yourself with a delicious snack or light meal at our café.