Spooky Halloween adventures

Spooky season has arrived, so why not gather all your favourite ghouls and monsters together for some terror-ific Halloween adventures? Check out the types of events you can join in with at various places and plan a spooky day out.

Halloween adventures for kids
Spooky storyteller at a Hallowe'en event

Hear spine-chilling tales

Are you brave enough to listen to a scary story? Learn about folklore and superstition at Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire, and see if you can tell fact from fiction as you follow the trail. Take a look inside the house, which will be decorated top to toe in spooky decorations. Or, settle down by the fire in the Victorian kitchen at Ormesby Hall in Redcar & Cleveland to hear terrifying tales. You can also listen to gruesome stories about the stone circle at Avebury in Wiltshire – including a tale about the grisly barber-surgeon stone.

Hallowe'en at Morden Hall Park, London

Craft something creepy

Halloween is the perfect time to show off your creativity. Do some classic pumpkin carving at places like Tredegar House in Newport. You can also get creative with natural materials and create some forest faces at Attingham Park in Shropshire using fallen leaves, twigs and sticks.

Visitors dressed up for the Halloween trail, Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

Wander through the woods

Grab your wellies and head out on a Halloween trail. Collect ingredients at Biddulph Grange Garden in Staffordshire to help the witch make a magic potion. At Ilam Park in Derbyshire you can spot some spooky skeletons on the trail and test your nature detective skills along the way. Follow the pumpkin spotting trail at Beningbrough Hall in North Yorkshire – but watch out for the fake pumpkins that will try to trick you into thinking they’re real.

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

 Visitors enjoying an autumnal walk beneath the autumn trees on the estate at Hardwick, Derbyshire

Autumn activities for all the family 

There is still time to experience the vibrant colours, bold trees and rich harvests of autumn. Whether you're after family fun or some quiet time alone at our places or at home, explore the best experiences this season has to offer with this range of autumnal activities.