Autumn half-term family fun at Ightham Mote

Children looking at tree in the Ightham Mote garden

Plenty of adventures await this October half-term at Ightham Mote with our bat-themed garden trail and Hallowe’en colouring or craft.

Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October

The story for our half term bat garden trail has been written by children from two local schools, Weald Community and Leigh Primary Schools.

Follow the bat-themed clues around the garden to solve the trail and enjoy the story along the way.


£2.50 per trail

Please note: normal admission applies (National Trust members are admitted free). Dogs are not allowed in the garden at this time of year but are very welcome on our estate walks and on the patio area of the Mote Café.

Themed Thursday Craft – 25 October

Join us in the Squires Room to see who can make the scariest pop-up bat.

Learning and having fun at Ightham Mote
Child and parent looking at trail sheet in front of Ightham Mote
Learning and having fun at Ightham Mote

50 Things to do before you’re 11¾

Autumn is a great time to catch a falling leaf or create some wild art. These are only two of the fun challenges children can tackle as part of our National Trust ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ challenge.