A Witchy Halloween at Ormesby Hall this October half term

Children at a Halloween event

Ormesby Hall will come alive this Halloween with a witchy trail. The hall and gardens will be open Sunday - Thursday of October half-term and we invite along some brave explorers to have some spooky fun.

Ormesby Hall offers the perfect setting for Halloween with the historic house and woodland allowing imaginations to run wild this autumn.

Wisteria the Witch trail

This October half term follow the witchy trail of Wisteria the Witch of Ormesby Hall.

Brave adventurers can help Wisteria the Witch find the missing ingredients to her potion by following the trail through the house. Can you find her book of potions in her library showing you which ingredients are needed? Then find your way through the house collecting the ingredients as you go and if you dare, put your hand inside the touch boxes and guess what creatures reside within them. Upstairs you will need all your courage as you enter the cobwebs room and discover what pet of Wisteria's lies in wait within.

In the kitchen Wisteria would like families to make their own potion, so decorate a glass jar and then get messy making a slimy potion to take home. Then as you pass through the courtyard watch out for Wisteria's washing and in the outer courtyard children can make their own witches broom to take home.

Venture into the garden quietly passing the small graveyard so not to disturb and search the woodland for Wisteria's skeleton friends who are enjoying playing hide and seek.

Extra spooky happenings

Ormesby by Candlelight

To add to the spirit of Halloween and all things spooky this October half term some of the shutters will remain closed with candlelight to guide your way adding an eerie feel to the house, perfect for Hallowe'en.

Creepy Crawlies

Kirkletham Owl Center will be in the garden on Tuesday 30 October and accompanying them will be an array of creepy crawlies. So test your courage and meet a snake, perhaps a tarantula or giant cockroach.

Spooky storytelling

Listen to the witch tell you some spooky stories, preparing you for Halloween night, try not to be afraid.

Hex Parade

As October half term comes to a close; come dressed to scare and join the Hex Parade at 3pm in the house on Sunday 4 November. Before this meeting of terrifying youngsters you can add to your costume by making a frightening mask in the family room.

A spooky treat

Celebrate Halloween by treating your little ones to a yummy spooky treat in the tea-room or gift from the shop.

An admission ticket for the house and garden is needed, with National Trust members and under 5s receiving free admission.