Halloween is in full swing in the South East this half-term with ghoulish and ghastly activities for the whole family to enjoy. With autumn providing the backdrop, you can also appreciate the wonders of the natural world as our houses, parks and garden embrace this spectacular season with a host of family-friendly events.
From the UK's largest horse-chestnut tree at Hughenden in Buckinghamshire, to adventures among red squirrels on the Mottistone Estate, on the Isle of Wight, autumn wouldn't be complete without a traditional game of conkers for your little ones.
Autumn is the time when orchards across the South East are a hive of activity as the apple harvest gets underway. Join in with our apple events and explore orchards with our apple experts, learning about different varieties and how to use them.
From the radiant reds and breath-taking bronzes of Scotney Castle and Sissinghurst in Kent to the wilderness of the New Forest commons turning into fields of gold. So breathe in the crisp autumnal air, dust off the cobwebs and enjoy one of our downloadable walks.