Halloween Happenings

Family completing a halloween trail

Lots of spooky fun to be had at Godolphin this half term, put on your best halloween costume and join us for some Halloween happenings!

Spooky stories

Professional storyteller Mark Harandon will be at Godolphin this Hallowe'en on Sunday 21, Tuesday 23, Friday 26 and Sunday 28 October, telling spine-tingling spooky tales to intrigue children and adults alike. Meeting in the undercroft - venture in if you dare!

Shrunken apple head halloween trail

The hallowe’en trail running from Saturday 20 to Wednesday 31 October. Complete the trail by find all the shrunken apple heads in the garden and grounds, learning how Cider would have been made by the farmers at Godolphin. Visit the Cider House to have a go at some crafts and colouring in.

Apple pressing

On Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October visit the Cider House and have a go at pressing some apples picked from the apple trees at Godolphin. You can also have a taste of the sweet juice you've made with your own hands!

Apples on the trees in the orchard
Apples on the trees in the orchard
Apples on the trees in the orchard

Make the most of your visit

There’s plenty more to explore at Godolphin, make the most of the autumn sunshine and go for a walk on the wider estate; take in the breath-taking views at the top of Godolphin Hill or take a walk barefoot before the barefoot trail closes at the end of the October half term. The Piggery tearoom serves a selection of homemade cakes and hot drinks, the perfect place to warm up and indulge!

Upcoming events

Trust10 trail run at Godolphin

Sun 27 Jan 2019
08:30-11:00
Take on the Trust10 challenge at Godolphin, a free 10k trail running event that allows you to explore the wider estate.

Tours of East Shippon conservation

Fri 01 Feb 2019
11:00-12:00
Join a tour to discover the work taking place on the nineteenth century cowshed at the rear of the House which marks the latest project in the programme of conservation at Godolphin.

Reeve Ceremony

Sat 02 Feb 2019
08:00-09:00
Join us for the Reeve ceremony at Godolphin House - an annual event where Mark Harandon will be sharing the story of this tradition involving a snail race and a wager on the estate!

Godolphin House open

Sat 02 Feb 2019
10:00-17:00
Wander inside this historic house open to members of the public for the first week of every month; built from great mining wealth generated from workings on the estate.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:30-16:00
Can you find all the eggs hidden by the Cadbury bunny to claim your chocolate prize this Easter?

Tinsel10 - trail run at Godolphin

Sun 22 Dec 2019
08:30-11:00
Come in fancy dress for the Christmas Trust10, a free 10k trail running event that allows you to explore the wider estate.