Add some magic this October Half-Term at Ormesby Hall

Children at a Halloween event

Ormesby Hall will come alive this Hallowe’en with the historic house hosting a programme of spooky activities. The hall and gardens will be open Sunday - Wednesday of the October half-term and we invite along some brave explorers to have some spooky fun.

Ormesby Hall offers the perfect setting for Hallowe'en with the historic house and woodland allowing imaginations to run wild, especially in the dark rooms of the servants wing.

There is a host of activties on through the week for you to enjoy and keep the children entertained during this most spooky time of the year. Daring adventurers can become a detective and solve the Hallowe’en mystery in the mansion, then venture into the garden to find the skeletons lurking amongst the trees. 

Then get ready for Hallowe’en by creating some spooky decorations for your home on Sunday 22 October. Or come along and make a beeswax candle on Monday 23 October to take home.

Would you like some company trick or treating? On Tuesday 24 October you can make a scarecrow stuffed with straw to accompany you this Hallowe'en or guard your doorway. This popular workshop is a Booking Only event and the times are 11.30, 12.30 and 2.30, so don't miss out and book on 01642 328904. SCARECROW MAKING IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

As the nights get darker you will need to light your way on Hallowe’en night, so get creative and design your own paper lantern on Wednesday 25 October.

Embrace your inner monster at Halloween
A girl enjoying Halloween
Embrace your inner monster at Halloween

As October half term comes to a close; come dressed to scare and join the Hex Parade at 3pm in the house on Sunday 29 October. Before this meeting of terrifying youngsters you can add to your costume by making a broomstick or frightening mask.

To add to the spirit of Hallowe'en and all things spooky every Sunday and Monday in October the shutters will remain closed with only candlelight to guide your way adding an eerie feel to the house, perfect for Hallowe'en.

This year we are starting a Twilight Tour for Hallowe'en on Monday 30th October: After everyone has gone home and the house is empty, join us on a guided tour of the house as the night draws in outside and explore what lies within when all is quiet and hear some spooky stories.... Twilight tours are Booking Only events and cost Adult £4, Child £2.50 with a normal admission ticket. THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED.

An admission ticket for the house and garden is needed to attend all events, with National Trust members and under 5s receiving free admission. There is an additional small charge for all visitors to attend the Hallowe'en craft activities and have a go at the Hallowe'en mystery trail.

Hallowe'en craft activities run from 1pm - 3pm