Half term fun at Dudmaston

Children playing in autumn leaves at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Enjoy the great outdoors at Dudmaston this autumn. Follow a family trail around the grounds and in the galleries, plan a bike ride and look out for wildlife preparing for winter. Use the National Trust's 50 things to do before you're 11 and ¾ activities to inspire your adventures.

Autumn Explorer trail at Dudmaston

24 - 28 and 31 October, 11am-3.30pm

Follow a family trail around the grounds and discover the sights and sounds of autumn. Catch a falling leaf, look out for fungi and make a bark rubbing of your favourite tree. Trail sheets are £2 each. Collect yours from the welcome tent near reception. 

Halloween cats trail in the galleries

24-28 and 31 October, 12.30pm-3pm

Dudmaston is home to five feline friends. Come indoors and see if you can spot them hiding in the galleries. This trail is free and you can collect it from the volunteer on the entrance. 

50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾

Nature provides some wonderful materials for play at this time of year. Catch a falling leaf, have fun with sticks or make some wild art - there's lots of inspiration for self-guided activities in the National Trust's 50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾.

Collect a '50 things' wall chart on arrival at reception or download the guide below and get set for some autumn adventures.

Plan a bike ride in Comer Woods

Comer Woods is 1.5 miles from Dudmaston's main entrance, in the direction of Bridgnorth.  Discover the woodland on the multi use Explorer trail. This 3.5km trail is a great way for families to run, walk or cycle together in beautiful, traffic-free surroundings. 

Stop for takeaway refreshments at the Cafe in Comer Woods. Find us near the barn in Heath Meadow, just a short walk from the car park. It's perfect for families and dog walkers who want to pick up something on the go. Check opening times here before you visit.  

Stop for refreshments at the Café in Comer Woods
Cafe in Comer Woods on the Dudmaston Estate near Bridgnorth in Shropshire
Stop for refreshments at the Café in Comer Woods

For more information about the visitor facilities in Comer Woods and countryside car parks in Hampton Loade and the Sawmill, follow the link below.