Half-term days out in and around Somerset

Fun for all the family this October half term in and around Somerset

A family walks down the drive in front of Tyntesfield House

Autumn at Tyntesfield

From murder mysteries to tree walks, Gothic tales to willow crowns, there's something for everyone at Tyntesfield this autumn...

A girl being picked up by her father to collect autumn leaves

October half term at Dyrham Park

Prepare for gore and disease as you discover the gruesome reality behind the façade of our exquisite 17th-century portraits.

Family collecting apples in the orchard

Half-term happenings at Barrington Court

Enjoy the late October sunshine, crunching through the leaves and a week of fun and games in the crisp autumn air.

Volunteer Ruth reads to visitors

Gothic Tales

Ghosts, curses, and monsters... join us for some spooky fireside readings from Gothic Literature

Hallowe'en at Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Halloween Trail 

Pick up a Halloween Lyte Scary trail, follow the clues and be rewarded with a small prize. 26 October to 4 November, £1.50 per trail plus normal admission.

Child playing on the rope swing in the park

Autumn adventures at Montacute House

Make the most of the colourful autumnal days with long rambles, foraged fruits and beautiful birds.

Fungus by bridge

Autumn in the garden at Prior Park

There's plenty to see beyond the traditional autumn colours at Prior Park. Find out what you can see, or try spotting some fungi.

Ghostly figure

Halloween at the castle

From terrifying Ghost Tours to learning how to corner a shadow with our Victorian Monster Hunters. There is something for everyone here at Dunster Castle and Gardens.

Family exploring the garden at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Family fun at Stourhead

We’ve got plenty to keep the kids, and whole family entertained on your next visit.

Autumn at Kingston Lacy

Honey, harvest and hibernation: Half-term fun at Kingston Lacy 

Join our celebration of autumn at Kingston Lacy with activities running everyday from the 20 - 28 October. Have a go at some autumn themed carpentry, meet the Kingston Lacy beekeepers, visit the woodland hideaway or enjoy a storytelling session inspired by nature.


From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers, see what Somerset has to offer.