October half term

Autumn colour at Godolphin

Soak up the seasonal colours at Godolphin this October half term and celebrate all things autumn. Visit the Cider House and make art with fallen leaves, take part in the Godolphin bat trail, help the gardeners collect apples for the autumn harvest and get into the Halloween spirit by venturing into the Undercroft for spine-tingling tales of Godolphin's ghosts and ghouls.



Wild art

Celebrate the beautiful autumn colour this half term and make some wild art with fallen leaves. Collect your leaves together as you walk around Godolphin and head to the Cider House to get creative.

Godolphin Bat trail

Lots of different types of bat call Godolphin home. Follow the family bat trail running from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 October and discover more about bats at Godolphin. Visit the Cider House and watch footage from the 'bat cam' and have a go at some crafts and colouring in.

Collecting apples

The orchard at Godolphin is full of apples that need to be collected before winter arrives. Help the gardeners and gather together some apples to take home or put towards Godolphin's autumn harvest.

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

Spooky stories

Professional storyteller Mark Harandon will be at Godolphin this half term on Monday 21, Wednesday 23, Friday 25 and Sunday 27 October, telling spine-tingling spooky tales to intrigue children and adults alike. Meeting in the undercroft - venture in if you dare!

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 October half term. The Piggery tea-room serves a selection of homemade cakes and hot drinks, the perfect place to warm up and indulge!

Upcoming events

50 things at Godolphin

Tue 23 Jul 2019
How many have you got left to do? Explore Godolphin and complete some of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

Trust10 trail run at Godolphin

Sun 28 Jul 2019
Take on the Trust10 challenge at Godolphin, a free 10k trail running event that allows you to explore the countryside surrounding Godolphin.

Summer of Sport at Godolphin

Mon 29 Jul 2019
Ready for the Summer of Sport challenge this year? Take part in a variety of sport activities held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Godolphin throughout the summer holidays.

Family Volunteering - Help the Rangers

Tue 30 Jul 2019
Gather the family together, spend time in the great outdoors and take part in this rare opportunity.

Godolphin House open

Sat 07 Sep 2019
Wander inside this historic house built with riches made from mining.

Godolphin Heritage Open Days

Mon 16 Sep 2019
Explore Godolphin free of charge this week.