October half term at Hughenden

A family gathering autumn leaves

Discover autumnal delights at Hughenden this October half term. Have a family adventure on our tree-mendous trail with decorated trees and find harvest scarecrows in the walled garden.

Trick or tree trail

Friday 16 Oct - Monday 2 Nov 2020

Some of the trees at Hughenden have been decorated to celebrate Halloween and the season of autumn. Can you spot which ones are trying to trick you dressed up as something else? From creatures’ lairs to magical scenes, explore Hughenden’s gardens to find our trickster trees.

This free trail will follow the route around the gardens. Please pre-book your tickets before visiting Hughenden.

Harvest scarecrows

For little harvest adventurers there are apple-inspired scarecrows in the walled garden to enjoy throughout October. Handmade by our volunteers these scarecrows give a hint to the names of just a few of the apple varieties we grow in the orchard.

Scarecrow in Hughenden's walled garden
Scarecrow in Hughenden's walled garden
Scarecrow in Hughenden's walled garden

Woodland wanders

Under a canopy of amber leaves have a family adventure discovering the sights and sounds of autumn. Download a spotter sheet and see what woodland wildlife or autumnal leaves you’ll notice on your next walk.

Get closer to nature with ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’. Autumn is the best time for welly wandering, playing conkers and spotting funky fungi.

Picture of two children looking inside a fallen tree

'50 things' activity guide

Download your activity list and see how many you can tick off on your next visit to Hughenden.