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

Easter weekend pre-bookable car park spaces 2019

Fri 19 Apr 2019
09:00-13:00
You will only be able to visit us over the Easter weekend, Fri 19 - Mon 22 April, if you have pre-booked a car parking space at the property. The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts run from 9.30am-4pm. £3 per trail which can be purchased on the day.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts 2019

Fri 19 Apr 2019
09:30-16:00
Join us for our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt on Packwood's Welly Walk. You will need a pre-booked admissions ticket to the property to visit over the Easter weekend, see website for details.

May half term 2019

Sat 25 May 2019
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.

A Closer Look - Evening House Tours 2019

Sat 25 May 2019
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.

Outdoor Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream 2019

Sat 08 Jun 2019
19:00-22:00
The Lord Chamberlain's Men perform this Shakespearean classic in the beautiful gardens of Packwood. Don’t forget your picnic!

Head Gardener's evening tours 2019

Wed 12 Jun 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.