October half-term and Hallowe'en in Suffolk

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.

Bug hunting - one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Dunwich Heath, Suffolk 

What beasties will you find in our bug hunting area? Will you be brave enough to lift the basement hatch and see what lurks beneath? Whether you want to explore yourselves or join one of our ranger led drop in activities, the choice is yours.

Children in the garden at a National Trust property

Flatford, Suffolk 

At Flatford we’ll be running our Hallowe’en trail throughout half-term, you can collect one of our family activity packs too, which will help you and your family to discover the wild side of Flatford.

Child drawing with a pencil at an outdoor craft activity

Ickworth, Suffolk 

Become an Ickworth explorer with our explorer packs! You can also enjoy some autumn inspired crafts in the West Wing Gallery, perfect if it’s a little wet outside.

Bomb Ballistics on Orford Ness

Orford Ness, Suffolk 

Orford Ness was, for most of the twentieth century, a military research station so secret that nobody knew what went on there. Open on Saturday's in October, if you're visiting with children, look out for our spy trail!

Sutton Hoo Boy and Helmet

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk 

Celebrate an Anglo-Saxon version of Hallowe’en with ‘winterfylleth’. We’ve also got lots going on at Sutton Hoo this October half-term, from arts and crafts to gruesome graves tours and tales by torchlight.

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