October half-term and Halloween in the South East

Halloween is in full swing in the South East this half-term with ghoulish activities for the whole family to enjoy. With autumn providing the backdrop, you can also appreciate the wonders of the natural world as our houses, parks and garden embrace this spectacular season. From eerie trails at Emmetts Garden in Kent to ancient creaking houses of Hampshire, bring the family on a half-term adventure.

A pumpkin peeks out in the garden

October half-term and Halloween in Kent 

This half-term our places take on a Halloween flavour, with ghoulishy entertaining goings-on for kids and adults alike. From eerie trails at Emmetts Garden and batty goings on at Ightham Mote, to simply playing in the crunchy autumn leaves, there’s something to give the whole family the jitters.

Children with pumpkins at Rowallane Garden, County Down, in October.

October half-term and Hallowe’en in Surrey 

Hallowe’en will be in full swing at our special places in Surrey this October half-term with a spooky trail at Polesden Lacey, pumpkin carving at Claremont Landscape Garden and plenty of crunchy leaves to stomp through at Hatchlands Park.

Sticks put together to spell the word autumn in Borthwood Copse on the Isle of Wight

October half term on the Isle of Wight 

Test your pirate skills, find out all about trees, go on a bear hunt, or just tick off some autumn '50 things to do before you're 11¾'. We have plenty of ways for you to enjoy half term this October on the Isle of Wight.

Little girl with her witch's hat ready for her tour

October half-term and Hallowe’en in London 

Fiendishly good family fun lurks at every turn at National Trust places in London this October half-term. Enjoy spooky storytelling at Ham House and Garden or carve the perfect pumpkin at Osterley Park and House.

Two young girls looking at an interpretation board

October half-term and Halloween in and around East Sussex 

Find the black cats at Bodiam Castle or enjoy a guided autumnal cliff top stroll at the White Cliffs of Dover. Whatever your taste, there is a an adventure awaiting everyone this half-term.

Children helping with a pumpkin crop

October half-term and Hallowe’en in Hampshire 

This half-term we’ve got family fun indoors and out. Set off on a scarecrow trail at Mottisfont, or search for conkers and blackberries in nearby woods and fields. There’s Halloween pumpkin carving at Winchester City Mill and spooky storytelling in the New Forest, plus lots more. Don't forget to tick off some '50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ challenges too – just pick up a booklet when you arrive.