Autumn family adventures at Hanbury

A child holding a trail map in the autumn gardens at Hanbury

There's lots to see and do this October half-term at Hanbury. Wrap up warm, pull on your wellies and get crunching through the autumn leaves or follow Nutsby the squirrel on a children's trail through the garden. Don't forget your '50 things' leaflet either, we have plenty of activities to tick off your list.

Nutsby the Squirrel's trail 

Saturday 24 October - Sunday 1 November, 9.30am-4pm 

Nutsby the Squirrel has hidden his pine cones to keep them safe over winter! Follow our trail around the gardens at Hanbury, collecting clues along the way, and see if you can discover his secret hiding place! 

The trail is free, and maps can be picked up from Visitor Reception on arrival. 

To avoid disappointment please book your visit in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

Please note that only assistance dogs are permitted on the trail route. 

Collecting autumn leaves at Hanbury Hall
A girl collecting  autumn leaves at Hanbury Hall.
Collecting autumn leaves at Hanbury Hall

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

'50 things' is a list of the ultimate outdoor challenges to complete before you reach the milestone age of 11 and ¾ . From bug hunting to bird watching, den building to running around in the rain, there’s something for every type of explorer.

Some of our favourite activities to do at Hanbury are: 

7. Fly A Kite

Let’s go fly a kite! With lots of green spaces to explore,  there’s lots of room to get a good running start and help your kite take flight.  

18. Make Some Wild Art

Collect twigs, leaves, feathers and whatever else you can find in the park to help you create a unique piece of wild art.

28. Climb A Huge Hill

Grab yourself a park walk leaflet from the back of Visitor Reception and head out to conquer the huge hill that leads up to nearby Hanbury Church.  

31. Make friends with a bug 

The outdoors is home to millions of bugs and Hanbury’s gardens offer the perfect habitat for all kinds of creepy crawlies. Who can find the creepiest crawly?
(Remember to return what you find to the wild before it’s time to leave!)

44. Watch a bird

The gardens are full of many different species of birds all year. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the sights and sounds of our feathered friends.  

Autumn family fun at Hanbury Hall
Mother and child playing in autumn leaves
Autumn family fun at Hanbury Hall

How to book

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. Please book your tickets here before you visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. Where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary, however if you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. 

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
  • You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only 
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot. 

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Hanbury Hall and Gardens (19 Oct - 25 Oct)

Fri 23 Oct 2020
09:30-10:00
Book your timed entry to visit Hanbury Hall and Gardens.