October half-term at Smallhythe Place

The sixteenth century buildings at Smallhythe Place

This half term get involved at Smallhythe Place and discover new exhibitions, the history of the house and our Halloween themed kids craft activities, there is something for everyone.

Halloween arts and crafts 

Grab your broomsticks, hats and cloaks and get ready for an afternoon of spooky arts and crafts at Smallhythe Place on Wednesday 24th October, 1-3pm. Come dressed in your scariest Halloween costume, the best dressed wins a prize.

Parental supervision is required. Find out more here.

Halloween pumpkins in the garden at Smallhythe Place

'50 things to do before you're 11¾' at Smallhythe Place

The garden at Smallhythe Place is a great place to tick off some of your ’50 Things’ activities. What will you find on your visit?

  • Discover what hides in the banks of our recently rejuvenated pond. Full of life and colour, it's the perfect spot for all sorts of wildlife to bask in the autumnal sun or make a home.

  • Our bug hotels, log piles and rockeries are a great place to hunt for bugs and hold a scary beast, or to find some snails to race.

  • Go bird watching and follow our resident swallows swooping in and out of the Theatre Tea-room and across the bright skies.

  • Take a stroll through our orchards and pick an apple straight from a tree, crisp and juicy they are too good to resist.

  • Create some wild art with fallen leaves from our trees, acorns from the oak trees and greenery and twigs from our hedges.

  • Gather the scattered conkers and play a game with a friend.

A young child doing arts and crafts at Smallhythe Place

Discover Smallhythe's History

Smallhythe Place is full of hidden secrets, history and unique artefacts. Grab one of our House, Property or Shipbuilding quizzes from Visitor Reception and see what you can learn as you explore the house and grounds. For our littler visitors we have an interactive spot sheet, let your young ones lead you around the rooms and see what they can find.

Two young boys filling out the property quiz at Smallhythe Place

Catch our final production of the season in the Barn Theatre

Celebrate the suffrage movement with our new Women and Power exhibition and displays