Half term fun at Dudmaston

Children playing in autumn leaves at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

With autumnal crafts and spooky trails, there's plenty of things to do this October half term at Dudmaston.

Arty Autumn fun

Autumn is a great time to get crafty with natural materials. With an abundance of colourful leaves, conkers and pine cones in the orchard and park, Dudmaston is a great place to create some wild art during the holidays.

Join the Wildlife Survival School on Tuesday 24 October and perfect the art of pyrography. Come and get creative, drawing whatever design you like onto a wooden blank. Choose from a coaster, a heart, a name plaque, a wooden spoon or more! Use one of the hot-tip pyrography tools to burn your design into the wood. This activity is totally safe and supervised at all times. There's no need to book, just turn up and get stuck in. Prices for wooden blanks vary, starting at £4.

Use the pyrography pen to decorate a wooden spoon, keyring or football shirt.
Wildlife Survival School pyrography dudmaston
Use the pyrography pen to decorate a wooden spoon, keyring or football shirt.

Spooky trail

Head out around the orchard and courtyards to discover some creepy clues. Can you solve the spooky mystery to claim your prize? Why not come dressed for the occasion? We love to welcome little witches and wizards at this time of year. Trails are £2 including a small prize. Collect your map from the shop. Available Sunday-Thursday throughout half term week.

Come into the galleries

Some spooky bats from the park have flown indoors. Look into the dark nooks and crannies around the galleries - can you seek out their hiding places? Ask for a free trail sheet at the entrance to the galleries.

Get outdoors

Have you explored Comer Woods? We're improving access to this part of the Dudmaston estate. Bring your bikes or go for a stroll around the woodland, open every day throughout the year. The woodland is the perfect place to complete some of your autumnal 50 things. Play conkers, catch a falling leaf or track wildlife. 50 things scrap books are available from visitor reception.