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

Packwood Breakfast Tours 2020

Tue 04 Feb 2020
09:00-11:30
Join us for a delicious breakfast followed by an exclusive tour of the house 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 2020

Sat 15 Feb 2020
11:00-15:30
Are you ready for an adventure on the Welly Walk?

Supper with the Head Gardener 2020

Wed 04 Mar 2020
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 2020

Sun 22 Mar 2020
11:00-17:00
Treat mum to lunch out or a special cream tea with prosecco in the Garden Kitchen Café, there's no need to book just pop in.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts 2020

Fri 10 Apr 2020
09:30-16:00
Join us for our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt on Packwood's Welly Walk. You will need to pre-book a car parking space to the property to visit over the Easter weekend, please see website for details.

A Closer Look - Evening House Tours 2020

Sat 16 May 2020
18:00-20:00
A unique chance to see the house by night and discover the history of the collection. Come and hear the stories behind key pieces of the Packwood collection. Includes a glass of wine.