October half-term and Hallowe’en in London

Dig out your witch's hat and don those Dracula teeth as Hallowe'en creeps in at National Trust places across London. There are plenty of wicked ways to enjoy the October half-term with fiendishly good family fun at every turn. Carve out the perfect pumpkin at Rainham Hall or seek out four-legged phantoms at Ham House and Garden. When you come to enjoy the spooktacular fun you help our stories live on.

A family inside Ham House and Garden, near Richmond, London.

Ham House and Garden 

Explore a long history of spooky goings-on at ‘haunted’ Ham House and Garden this Hallowe'en. Learn about ways to ward off witches from the 17th century before enjoying spooky storytelling, ghoulishly good games and activities, like making eerie art.

Family playing at dressing up at Sutton House, Hackney, London.

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard 

Seek out four-legged phantoms at Sutton House this October half-term as the Hackney property delves into the history of their doggy ghosts. Expect a wicked week of spooky trails, tales and dressing up from the treasure chest.

Family carve pumpkins for Hallowe'en at Morden Hall Park, London.

Morden Hall Park 

Perfect your pumpkin carving skills before tackling terrific trails Morden Hall Park this October half-term. Everything you need to carve your spooky squash is provided ensuring a mess free home and happy Hallowe’en for mums and dads.

The first frosts on the lawns at Osterley

Osterley Park and House 

Pop in to Osterley Park and House this October half-term and discover a world of pumpkin inspired play. Toast marshmallows, take an autumn leaf trail as part of the Pumpkin Festival or hunt for conkers from the park's many trees.

Girl in hallowe'en fancy dress, bobs for apples at Rainham Ham

Rainham Hall  

Experience a range of autumnal activities inspired by the time when Rainham Hall was filled with the sound of laughter and little feet as a wartime day nursery. From apple bobbing to the newer traditions like pumpkin carving