Autumn days out at Tredegar House

A mother and child walk along an autumnal forest path

This season, we’ll be making the most of nature’s transformation as the days draw in, getting creative with our traditional pumpkin carving workshops and exploring the most mysterious tales of Tredegar House with our folklore tours…

General information 

We’ve planned some special treats (and no tricks!) this season at Tredegar House, but this is what you can expect to find when you visit us… 

  • A historic house and elegant formal gardens with centuries of tales to tell. You can find our prices and opening times on our homepage
  • A vast parkland transforming in a kaleidoscope of colour as the seasons change. The parkland is free to enter and open every day from dawn to dusk. 
  • Our cosy Brewhouse café offering a selection of light bites, cakes and treats, as well as hot and cold drinks, so you can recharge whenever you need. The café is open from 10am – 5pm daily. 
  • Our second-hand bookshop, nestled in the corner of home farm, with a collection of stories to take home for a quiet evening in. The bookshop is run by a dedicated team of volunteers, so we cannot guarantee it will be open every day. 

Please note that our opening times change in October. Click here for full details. 
Read our ‘what to expect’ article to find out how we’ve updated the site to keep everyone safe. 
 

Autumn sensory trail 

Date: Try our autumn sensory trail from 25th September – 21st November. 

Where: The parkland. 

Price: Free for everyone to enjoy. 

Discover the parkland in a different way by following our free, self-led sensory trail, designed for all abilities. Feel the crunch of the leaves beneath you, smell the crisp autumn air and listen to the birds as they gather in murmurations before flying south for winter. Download your map to help you find the pink markers which will guide you on your sensory journey. 

Want to have a go before 25th September? Try our summer sensory trail here. 
 

50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 ¾ 

Date: Every day from 25th September – 21st November. 

Where: The formal gardens or parkland.

Price: Free, but admission prices apply for the formal gardens.

Treasure all that Mother Nature has to offer this season, with our '50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 ¾’ activities. These activities can be enjoyed by anyone, but are designed to get youngsters connecting with nature and spending time in the outdoors. Make the most of the wet weather by going welly wandering, or hunt the hedgerows to find some funky fungi. 

Activity sheets can be collected from visitor reception or downloaded here. 

Download your activity sheet here (PDF / 0.5MB) download
 

Embrace the season with our pumpkin carving workshops
A family smile happily as they choose from a selection of pumpkins
Embrace the season with our pumpkin carving workshops

Folklore and the unexplained at Tredegar House (guided tours)

Dates: Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Friday 29th October, 6pm – 8pm.

Where: Meet in the Home Farm area for this guided tour of the house and gardens. 

Price: £12.50 per person. You’ll need to book in advance for this tour, but pay for your tickets on arrival at Visitor Reception.

Book here
 
Follow our expert historians as they recount some of the more mysterious tales of Tredegar House. From Evan Morgan’s black magic practices, to unexplained memories from those who once lived and worked in the mansion house, this two-hour walking tour will guide you through some of the shrouded stories from Morgan family history... 

These tours are run in partnership with the Living Levels Landscape Partnership.  

Things to note:

  • This is a two-hour walking tour of the property, with limited opportunities to rest.
  • The content and length of this tour is designed for adults, and therefore it may not be suitable for children under 14 years old. 
  • Due to the historic architecture of the house, the route will include steps and is unfortunately unsuitable those who are less mobile. 
  • We are not able to provide refreshments for this event. Food and drink are not allowed in the mansion house and must be securely stowed away when indoors.

Pumpkin carving 

Dates: Friday 29th – Sunday 31st October, 11am – 3pm. 

Where: The riding school 

Price: £4 per person, plus price of admission. 

To celebrate Halloween weekend, we’re bringing back our pumpkin carving workshops. Spark your creativity by personalising your pumpkin – will it be smiley, spooky or silly? The choice is yours! We’ll provide everything you need, so just turn up on the day with your artistic thinking hat on, ready to let your imagination run wild. 

Things to note: This activity is run on a first come, first served basis. Please pay for the session at visitor reception.