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 27 October – Sunday 4 November, £2.50 per trail.

Join us this October half term for our spooky outdoor Halloween trail, follow the clues around the Welly Walk and help solve the mystery of Packwood’s ghost. 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 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! 

So pull on those trusty wellies and head down to the woodland to follow the trail and help us solve the mystery.

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.

So crunch through the fallen leaves, admire the autumnal colours in the trees 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.

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


The Hallowe’en event takes place from Saturday 27 October – Sunday 4 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

Head Gardener's evening tours 2019

Wed 10 Jul 2019
19:00-21:00
Join Head Gardener, Mick Evans, as he reveals the history and planting secrets of Packwood gardens. Glass of wine included.

Outdoor Theatre: Frankenstein 2019

Fri 26 Jul 2019
19:00-22:00
Join Illyria this summer for their brand new musical performance of this gripping tale in the beautiful gardens of Packwood. Brilliant young student Viktor Frankenstein discovers how to endow dead organic matter with life itself.

Outdoor Theatre: Gangsta Granny 2019

Wed 14 Aug 2019
15:00-18:00
David Walliams novel beautifully adapted for live outdoor performances, Gangsta Granny is the tale of a bored boy who discovers his kindly grandma was a former jewel thief. Together they hatch a plan to steal the Crown Jewels... what can go wrong!?

Harvest Saturday

Sat 14 Sep 2019
10:00-16:00
Come and meet the garden team to see what's being harvested in the garden this autumn. Sample and learn about all the fresh produce grown at here Packwood.

Family Fun Days - Hallowe'en 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.