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

Christmas breakfast tours 2018

Mon 03 Dec 2018
09:30-11:00
Join us for a delicious breakfast in the Garden Kitchen Café followed by an early tour of the house dressed for Christmas and the attic spaces.

Christmas Evening Tours 2018 - SOLD OUT

Thu 06 Dec 2018
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.

Packwood breakfast tours 2019

Tue 05 Feb 2019
09:30-11:00
Join us for a delicious breakfast followed by an exclusive tour of the house and attic spaces displayed just as Baron Ash intended his guests to view the house. Come and hear the stories behind key pieces of the Packwood collection.

February half term 2019

Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00-15:30
Are you ready for an adventure on the Welly Walk?

Supper with the Head Gardener 2019

Wed 06 Mar 2019
18:30-21:00
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. Glass of wine and tea and coffee included.

Mothering Sunday 2019

Sun 31 Mar 2019
11:00-17:00
Treat mum to lunch out or a special cream tea in the Garden Kitchen Café. Take a relaxing stroll through the gardens afterwards, or try one of our walks cards, available from Visitor Reception.