Wild play area
As you walk down toward the house, the first path you come to on your left leads out through Paddock Woods to Scout Point. The path has been levelled and widened so that pushchairs and wheelchairs can go along the path, and is well worth a walk along for the coastal views alone. Even better for families though - towards the end of this path is a wild play area, where kids can climb, hop skip and jump on obstacles made from wood from the garden. There is even a picnic bench and stools made from tree stumps. Watch out though as at this time of year it may get slippery - children should always be accompanied by adults while they play here.
50 things to do before you're 11¾
Are you up to our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ challenge? Now is the time to tick these off of your list:
33. Catch a falling leaf
The walk through Paddock Woods towards Scout Point is the best place to do this.
4. Build a den
Next to the wild play area on the path leading to Scout Point there is an area dedicated to den building. Kids can play in the dens that are there already, make them bigger and better, or have a go at making one of their own.
10. Play conkers
Conkers are falling from the Horse Chestnut trees along the driveway and in Paddock Woods; children are welcome to take them to play conkers with.
In the house
The free spotter trail in the house challenges children to hunt for items and unscramble some clues. Just ask for a spotter trail when you get to the house. In the handling room little and big kids alike can dress up in 1920s and 30s clothing and accessories, rummage through drawers and really make yourselves at home.
Avast me hearties, there's a hunt for gold around the garden at Coleton Fishacre throughout half-term. Golden symbols will be hidden in the garden and a small prize will be up for grabs for anyone who can find them all. The trail is £1 child, normal admission prices apply.
On Tuesday 24 October, 2-4pm, a creative pirate school will be open to little pirates; we'll be making pirate treasure crafts and pirate crowns with autumn leaves. £3 child, normal admission prices apply.