Wrap up or Snuggle Up at Oxburgh Hall this Autumn

As the nights draw in and the leaves start to fall leaving a carpet of colour over the ground, we love to wrap up warm and wander the outdoors or snuggle indoors. Listening to the leaves scrunch under your feet, feeling the leaves on your hands as you make a leaf angel, marveling at the incredible colour, or warming up indoors and discovering some of Oxburgh's beautiful collection. There is plenty to inspire you at Oxburgh Hall this season and during the school half term holidays.

The House and the Gardens are open daily this Autumn, and there is something to enjoy every day at Oxburgh Hall. We love our outdoors for all that nature has to offer this time of year especially the Autumnal colour and the fun to be had stomping through huge piles of leaves. Take yourself off the beaten track and explore the woodlands and see what you can find.

Catch a falling leaf
Children playing with leaves in autumn
Catch a falling leaf

Autumn means harvest too and our kitchen garden really comes into its own, providing our Tea Room with lots of home grown produce, and plenty of weird and wonderful pumpkins for our annual Halloween trail during October half term.

Hunt these Pumpkins this Halloween
Pumkins and gourds Oxburgh Hall
Hunt these Pumpkins this Halloween

Our Copper Beech tree is made for Autumn. Why not relax with a warm cup of hot chocolate on our bench underneath?

Why not relax under the Coronation Tree with a hot chocolate?
Coronation Tree River Gadder Autumn
Why not relax under the Coronation Tree with a hot chocolate?

Explore the house and you can see how the Victorian family would while away their winters next to the stunning stone fireplace in the library, dressed as if the 6th Baronet had left the room.

Delve into the Bedingfeld family Library.
The Library at Oxburgh Hall.
Delve into the Bedingfeld family Library.

The King's Room has been dressed with more stunning hanging tapestries this year. The colours add warmth to the medieval room. No matter the weather you can always dare to climb into the Priest Hole to discover what it was like to be a Catholic priest hunted by your persecutors during the 16th century.

Young visitors enjoying the Priest Hole
Boys in the Priest Hole
Young visitors enjoying the Priest Hole

We have some great events on this Autumn too. Come to Apple Day on 29th September and enjoy craft stalls and speak to local experts about the Apple. If you have an Apple tree at home, then why not bring an apple with you and have it identified, or even bring a load of them and get them pressed in our Apple Press and take home your own Apple Juice!

A family enjoy Apple pressing
People apple pressing
A family enjoy Apple pressing

There's plenty of Halloween fun during half term with our Pumpkin Trails around the estate, and craft activities to unleash your creativity inspired by the season. For adults, we will be opening the house at night on 26th and 27th October for our very special Oxburgh by Candlelight event, in conjunction with Museums at Night week. See the Hall in a different light (literally!) and escape a traditional Halloween to discover, with the help of our expert guides, what All Hallows Eve meant to the Victorians. See our What's On page for further details.

A rare opportunity to explore the Hall at night
Oxburgh Hall by candlelight. Oxburgh Hall halloween
A rare opportunity to explore the Hall at night

Look forward to November and December for our build up to Christmas, and Christmas events. Why not make Oxburgh a family tradition this year?