What can you get up to this Autumn at Knightshayes?

Autumn is one of the most colourful times of the year at Knightshayes. It's a fantastic time to visit to enjoy the amazing colours as the trees slowly wind down for winter. Why not pay us a visit for a peaceful walk, or to get out and burn off some energy with a spot of leaf crunching fun with the family.

A photo of a family playing with autumn leaves

Crunch through the autumn leaves 

It's the perfect time of the year to crunch through the colourful leaves. Why not take a stroll through the parkland and see the vivid flame coloured trees. Don't forget to follow it up with a tasty treat in the Café.

squashes in the vegetable garden at Knightshayes

Harvesting autumnal goodness 

It's the time of the year that we're excited to harvest lots of squashes and pumpkins and start saving up seeds for the following year.

Children examine a worm at Penshaw Monument

Join us in going mad for bugs with the Creepy Crawlie Quest 

Over the autumn half-term, there's plenty of bug-mad activities to get up to. From building a wooden bug hotel, to daring to take on the Creepy Crawlie quest, there's plenty to keep the boredom away.

View of the sunset amongst autumn leaves in the garden at Knightshayes

Autumnal colour in the woodland garden 

It's one of the most colourful times of the year. Though the flora may be fading away for the winter, there's plenty of beautiful vivid colour to be seen. Why not take a walk to see the garden in a different light.

North entrance of the house at Knightshayes at night, illuminated for halloween.

Dare you come to Knightshayes this Hallowe'en? 

Join us this hallowe'en to see the house spookily illuminated. If you're brave enough, the inside of the house will be decorated to the theme of Victorian Gothic novels. Be careful when you stumble into Dr Jekyll's laboratory.