October half-term and Halloween in Suffolk

We've got pumpkin patches, scary spiders and creaking staircases, just some of the ingredients you'll need for a spooky Halloween adventure. Here are some of our places in Suffolk where 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 

A fantastic opportunity to tick of over half of the 50 Things list! 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 various trails that will capture autumn at its finest. 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 

Join us for some autumnal crafts at Ickworth and make crowns and wands made of natural materials collected from the grounds. Why not enjoy your own scavenger hunt? Collect leaves and conkers to create your own wild piece of art when you get home.

Get creative with your pumpkin carving

Melford Hall, Suffolk 

On Wednesday 23 October, we'll be celebrating autumn at Melford Hall with a trail, crafts and pumpkin carving for families. Please book your place if you'd like to carve a pumpkin with us.

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!

Tales by Torchlight at Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk 

We'll be exploring the night sky at Sutton Hoo this half-term with DASH Astronomical Society when you book on our stargazing event, or enjoy tales by torchlight with Anglo-Saxon storytellers. Dragons were also really important to Anglo-Saxons, but will you be able to find the eggs they left behind on our newest trail?

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