Create an adventure this half term at Croft Castle

A child clutching autumn leaves in her hands in the parkland at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

Enjoy an autumnal walk with all the family, build your best den in the parkland, kick about in fallen leaves and have a go at our children's trail around the gardens this half term.

Croft comes alive in autumn, with burnt oranges, bright yellows and deep reds emerging on the trees around the estate. Pop on your wellies and feel the crunch of autumn leaves underfoot, host a conker match or two and warm up in the tea-room with a delicious hot chocolate or an autumnal one-pot. We also do children's lunchboxes for little explorers. 

Discover dazzling autumn colours in the beech hangar in Fishpool Valley
The beech hangar in Fishpool Valley at Croft Castle
Discover dazzling autumn colours in the beech hangar in Fishpool Valley

Fishpool Valley is particularly atmospheric during autumn. Kick up the fallen leaves along the beech hangar and admire the reflections in one of the seven pools. Why not try one of our new walks through the valley or take a look inside the Gothic pumphouse while you visit.

Croft's estate is also renowned for its ancient trees, which look particularly majestic during autumn, try the ancient tree walk from our parkland map to take them in in all their glory. 

Sit and watch the reflections in Fishpool Valley this autumn
One of the pools in Fishpool Valley in autumn at Croft Castle
Sit and watch the reflections in Fishpool Valley this autumn

Try making some wild art with fallen leaves in the woodland, build your best den or go on a scavenger hunt and tick off some of your '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'. 

Create some wild art at Croft this autumn
A child creates wild art using leaves at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
Create some wild art at Croft this autumn

Can you spot the sneaky dragons hiding in the walled garden? This October half term, take part in our dragon trail and see who you can find lurking around the grounds.

The walled garden in October at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
The walled garden in October at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
The walled garden in October at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

To avoid disappointment please book in advance by heading to the What's On section of our website, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.