October half-term and Halloween at Claremont

We love the spooky season here at Claremont, and this year we've got a big line up of events and activities to keep you busy throughout half-term. Kids in fancy dress get into the garden for free during half term week, 26 October - 3 November.

Three carved pumpkins outside the Thatched Cottage

Pumpkin carving 

Join us on Monday 28 October for our annual pumpkin carving session. Grab a spoon, scoop out your pumpkin's brains, and carve a terrifying face to scare all your neighbours. Please bring your own pumpkin. Normal admission applies plus £2 per session.

Spooky sign

Spooky walk  

Thu 31 Oct, 4.30-6.30pm: Bring your torch or lantern and head out on a spooktacular Halloween walk around the dark, eerie garden. Normal admission applies, plus £1.50 per child.

A cauldron in the woods

Potion making trail 

Hubble Bubble, where to find wizard ingredients for your potion? Search the ghoulish garden for mysterious clues and create some natural magic! Normal admission applies, plus £1 per trail, available throughout half term.

Claremont Halloween crafts

Creepy Halloween crafts 

Get creative with some spooky crafts in the Thatched Cottage. Mysterious masks and scary spiders. What will you conjure up? Normal admission applies, plus £2 per craft.

A boy enjoying some lunch in the cafe at Claremont

Food and drink 

The café serves hot and cold lunches every day, as well as meals and lunchboxes for children. Highchairs and bottle-warming facilities are available. This autumn you'll also be able to order drinks from inside the garden, at the hut by the play area.

A family at Claremont Landscape Garden in autumn

Facilities for families

There are bicycle locks, puncture repair kits and cycle pumps available from the kiosk. From here you can also borrow umbrellas for kids and adults, picnic blankets, and wheelchairs (please call in advance to reserve). Baby-changing facilities are available in the toilet block outside the pay barrier, and you're welcome to breastfeed. A buggy- and wheelchair-friendly path takes you around the circumference of the lake, and there are covered seats and benches throughout the garden.