October half-term and Hallowe'en in Norfolk

We've got pumpkin patches, scary spiders, creaking staircases and secret doorways, just some of the ingredients you'll need for a spooky Hallowe'en adventure. From pumpkin carving and walks after dark (for those brave enough), to autumn crafts and bug hunts, here are some of our places you might like to visit with the family this October half-term.

Children carrying pumpkins

Blickling, Norfolk 

There will be apples and pumpkins galore at Blickling, come and join the crafts and activities associated with them. Inside the house there’s a trail to follow, dressing up to be done and a special tour with Mr Dunning the butler to enjoy.

A girl wearing a mob cap holding a mixing bowl

Elizabethan House Museum, Norfolk 

Witch, doctor, healer? Discover the weird and magical world of potion, lotions and cures from the Tudor period at Elizabethan House Museum.


Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk 

Autumn is a great time to visit Felbrigg. Why not catch a falling leaf or explore inside a tree? It’s also a great spot to go birdwatch, with the family, particularly down by the lake.

A young family bird watching

Norfolk Coast 

Come and enjoy autumn on the coast this October half-term. As well as our organised Terrific Tuesdays and Wild Wednesdays, you can enjoy a spot of blackberry picking, star gazing and birdwatching – as there will be lots of autumn migrants around.

A visitor holding a pumpkin

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk 

It’s all about pumpkin pastimes at Oxburgh this October half-term. Find your way around the gardens on our pumpkin trail. Then join us for some pumpkin themed crafts in the Armoury and sample one of our delicious pumpkin recipes in the tea-room.

Girl playing with autumn leaves caught a leaf on her face

Peckover House 

Our autumn trail for families will help your family explore the garden at Peckover and its seasonal delights.

Conker crafts

Sheringham Park, Norfolk 

As well as Sheringham Park's Hallowe’en trail, which runs throughout October half-term, join us as we go on an owl prowl, make conker monsters, hunt for spiders, enjoy wild afternoon tea and even head off on a night hike.

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