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 Hallowe’en trail between Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 October.

After being successfully banished from Packwood two years ago, the Wicked Warwickshire Witch has sneakily found her way back and is lurking down in the Welly Walk.


Get your wellies on and head down there to follow the trail and help us banish her again. Complete the trail successfully and there might just be a well-deserved prize at the end!
 

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 will end up as soup in our cafe or as scary Hallowe'en faces to find in the house.

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 hot chocolate in the Garden Kitchen Cafe 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 21 - Sunday 29 October 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

A Closer Look - Evening House Tours 2018

Sat 12 May 2018
19:00-21:00
A unique chance to see the house by night and discover the history of the collection with our knowledgeable conservation team.

May half-term 2018

Sat 26 May 2018
11:00-16:00
Join us for family fun this May half-term with outdoor games, and see how many of our 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ you can tick off.

Outdoor Theatre: The Tempest 2018

Sat 09 Jun 2018
19:30-22:30
The Lord Chamberlain's Men perform this Shakespearean classic in the beautiful gardens of Packwood.

Head Gardener's evening tours 2018

Wed 13 Jun 2018
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: Pirates of Penzance

Sat 14 Jul 2018
19:30-22:30
Join Illyria this summer for Gilbert and Sullivan's hugely popular operetta, The Pirates of Penzance. Full of great tunes and a plot that twists and turns, The Pirates of Penzance is a delightful farce of a classic that is fun for all ages.

Outdoor Theatre: Treasure Island 2018

Sat 28 Jul 2018
19:30-22:30
When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late 'Captain' Billy Bones, it hurtles him in to a cat and mouse game with dangerous pirates, taking him across the world to 'Treasure Island'.