Autumn animals for families this October and Half term

Two children carrying a pumpkin

Autumn is full of wonderful tastes, sights and smells. Enjoy it all with our children’s trails, spooky stories, and animal workshops.

Autumn Animals Children’s Trail

In the gardens, the animals are gathering in their harvests to help them prepare for winter. Can you help them find their food? Join in our tactile trail to match up the animals with their favourite foods.

This trail is suitable for all ages with sensory elements for younger ones while older children learn how they can help British wildlife prepare for winter. Can you help the squirrel find his hidden nuts and the spider catch the flies? Children can feel the different textures on the animals and ‘feed’ them the right food. Learn to identify some of the foods the animals eat as well as plant and tree species that evoke the feel of autumn. 

Available from 12 October till 3 November - if your half term is timed a little differently to others you can still enjoy the fun.

Find out how to help our hedgehogs
Find out how to help our hedgehogs

Autumn Animals workshops

Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November, we have some extra special fun for you to join in with. Create a bird feeder to help wildlife around you prepare for the winter with one of our guided workshops at 12, 1 and 2pm each day (subject to availability).

Workshops are £3 per child with everyone taking something home.

Spooky storytelling

Children, gather round for some thrilling tales in the back parlour. Hear tales from the past come alive with stories suitable for all ages.  

Stories are being told every day Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30pm (subject to volunteer availability).