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 Hallowe'en in Kent 

This half-term our places take on a Hallowe’en flavour, with ghoulishy entertaining goings-on for kids and adults alike. From eerie trails at Emmetts Garden and exploring Knole at night, 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 about wild fruit, or just tick off some autumn 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾. We have plenty of ways for you to enjoy half-term this October on the Isle of Wight.

Child dressed up in Hallowe'en fancy dress holds skull decoration aloft in front of the cobweb and pumpkin dressed fireplace at Sutton House

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. Learn the wicked ways to ward off witches at Ham House and Garden or carve the perfect pumpkin at Rainham Hall.

Two young girls looking at an interpretation board

October half-term and Hallowe'en in and around East Sussex 

Play the ‘Medieval Game of Life' 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 an autumn-themed nature trail, or search for conkers and blackberries in woods and fields. There’s Hallowe’en craft days and storytelling, plus loads of chances to tick off '50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ challenges – just pick up a booklet when you arrive.