Half-term in the South West

There's lots going on this October half-term including craft activities, spooky trails and pumpkins to see.

Children in Autumn leafs at Tyntesfield

October half-term at Tyntesfield

Things are getting spooky at Tyntesfield this October half-term.

Two carved pumpkins sitting amongst autumn coloured leaves

Trengwainton's October half-term happenings

This October half-term, we’re perfectly potty about pumpkins and totally taken up with toffee apples. Find out what’s going on.

Family building an archway at meet the builders day

October half-term fun

There's lots going on this October half-term including craft activities and a hibernation trail.

Fire torches carried down to Whitelady waterfall

Hallowe’en half-term fun at the gorge

Creep through witch’s wood following the spooky trail to uncover scary myths and ghastly legends, join us on a torch lit walk to Whitelady waterfall and dress up for our annual Spooky day making broomsticks, potions and more.

A boy hiding in the sand dunes at Studland Bay

Half-term at Studland Bay

What’s lurking in the sand dunes? Follow our scary Hallowe’en trail to find out this half-term or join us for cider, sausages and a spooky night-time walk.

A family having Hallowe'en fun at Killerton, Devon

Pumpkin trail

We dare you to go on the trail around the garden and parkland to see if you can spot all of the spooky pumpkin faces - will you find them all?

Two carved pumpkins sitting amongst autumn coloured leaves

October half-term happenings 

This October half-term, we’re perfectly potty about pumpkins and totally taken up with toffee apples. Find out what’s going on.

Girl throwing fallen autumnal leaves over a lady's head

Autumn days

Say goodbye to summer, breathe in the crisp air and see what Antony has to offer this season. Take a welly walk in the garden, enjoy looking around a cosy family home and finish things off with a winter warmer in the tea-room.

Children taking place in a Hallowe'en trail

Half-term fun at Compton Castle

Little-ones love castles, and at Compton Castle there's plenty to keep them enchanted. As autumn approaches it is time to start thinking about catching falling leaves in the orchard, trying on medieval costumes, and getting ready for Hallowe'en.

Hallowe'en pumpkins at Corfe Castle

Hallowe'en fun at Corfe Castle, October 21-29

Hallowe’en highlights at Corfe Castle over half-term include spooky stories, a terrifying trail, flying teddies and the chance to see our replica medieval siege engine in action.

Child with a pumpkin

Autumn fun at Cotehele

Wanted: families and children looking for spooky Hallowe’en fun during autumn half-term. If you see any, please send them to Cotehele where there are all sorts of sinister goings-on going on.

 Schoolchildren working in the garden at Greenway, Devon

Autumn family fun at Greenway

This autumn families can catch falling leaves in the garden, play tennis, complete spotter trails in the house and garden and much more.

Black and white illustration of Mompesson House

Autumn at Mompesson House

Find out what's happening at Mompesson House this autumn including October half-term.

two children look at colourful autumn leaves in the garden at Glendurgan

Top 5 autumn family activities at Glendurgan

There's lots of fun things to do at this time of year in the garden.

Autumn sunlight streaming through the branches of a golden walnut tree

Autumn at Antony

Say goodbye to summer, breathe in the crisp air and see what Antony has to offer this season. Take a welly walk in the garden, enjoy looking around a cosy family home and finish things off with a winter warmer in the tea-room.

Child with a handful of conkers in the grounds

Fun for families this autumn at Coleton Fishacre

This autumn, as the leaves turn on the trees and the conkers begin to fall there are lots of fun things for families to do at Coleton Fishacre, from den building to hunting for gold at half-term.