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 

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. You can also take part in The World Conker Championships if you enjoy collecting and playing conkers.

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!

A girl dressed in a witches hat at October half term

Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk 

Visit Lavenham for a special ghoulish family walk around the historic town.

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