October half term at Packwood

Children in Halloween costume

Join the team at Packwood this October half term for a whole week of fiendish fun and frights for the whole family to enjoy on our Halloween trail between Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November, £2.50 per trail.

Join us this October half term for lots of outdoor activities and discover Packwood's Welly Walk with our trail all about local folklore stories. Find all the clues and complete the trail to receive a tasty treat and activity booklet to complete at home.

Pop along to the café for a Halloween themed treat and colouring sheets to keep the little ones busy!

Visitors can discover all sorts of activities to tick off their '50 Things to do before you're 11¾' list this October half term. Whether it’s finding a way to catch a falling leaf, building a den or collecting conkers to challenge a friend to a game, Packwood has lots of space and nature to explore! In the shop there are books to identify trees, birds and bugs and binoculars and magnifiers to get closer to those creepy crawlies!

Picking pumpkins is great fun
Children carrying pumpkins
Picking pumpkins is great fun

The gardeners at Packwood have also been growing an abundance of bright orange pumpkins in the Kitchen Garden ready for October half term. Fortunately, they have many uses and may also end up as delicious soup in our café.

Enjoy Halloween with us
Girls in a line holding pumpkins
Enjoy Halloween with us


So, crunch through the fallen leaves, admire the autumnal colours in the changing landscape and don't forget to sample a warm bowl of pumpkin soup or orange hot chocolate in the Garden Kitchen Café after you've finished your trail.

Our Halloween trail takes place from Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November from 11am – 3.30pm. Each trail costs £2.50 and children will receive sweets and a take home craft and an activity and quiz sheet for the fun to continue at home.

Upcoming events

Wellbeing Walks at Packwood

Tue 24 Sep 2019
10:00-11:30
Join us for a relaxing natural mindfulness well-being walk with an experienced and qualified guide in the beautiful grounds and gardens of Packwood House, finishing off with a hot drink and cake in the Garden Kitchen Cafe.

Family Fun Days - Halloween 2019

Sat 26 Oct 2019
11:00-15:30
Join us for a spooky outdoor trail with take-home activities. Complete the trail successfully and there might just be a well-deserved prize at the end!

Supper with the Head Gardener 2019

Wed 06 Nov 2019
18:00-20:30
Join the Head Gardener at Packwood for a relaxed evening in the café with a two-course meal and a lecture on how the beautiful gardens at Packwood have evolved into what you can see today.

Christmas Breakfast Tours

Tue 03 Dec 2019
09:15-11:45
Join us for a delicious breakfast in the Garden Kitchen Café followed by an early tour of the house beautifully dressed for Christmas.

Christmas Evening Tours

Wed 04 Dec 2019
18:00-21:00
Join us at Packwood for a tour of the house beautifully dressed for Christmas followed by a delicious two course supper in the Garden Kitchen Café.

Christmas Decoration Workshop

Thu 05 Dec 2019
10:00-12:30
Join us this Christmas at Packwood and add a touch of homemade charm to your festive season at our Christmas Decorating Workshop. All materials will be provided alongside tea, coffee and mince pies.