October half-term and Halloween at Claremont

We love the spooky season 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.

Three carved pumpkins outside the Thatched Cottage

Pumpkin carving 

Grab a spoon, scoop out your pumpkin's brains, and carve a terrifying face to scare all your neighbours.

The Thatched Cottage at Claremont Landscape Garden

Hansel and Gretel trail 

Follow in the footsteps of Hansel and Gretel and help them to escape from the clutches of the wicked witch. Available throughout half-term.

Spooky sign

Spooky walk  

Bring your torch or lantern, listen (if you dare) and head out on a spooktacular Halloween walk around the dark, eerie garden.

Spiced pumpkin and beetroot cake and skeleton gingerbread people

Ghoulishly good sweet treats

This Halloween we'll have a seasonal Spiced Pumpkin and Beetroot Cake and moreish Gingerbread Skeleton Biscuits for you to enjoy after a half-term stomp around the garden. Perfect with a cup of something warming.

Claremont Halloween crafts

Creepy fairy tale crafts 

Get creative with some fairy tale crafts inspired by traditional gruesome storytelling.

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.