Autumn days out at Speke Hall

Experience the sights and sounds of autumn, enjoy warming treats in the restaurant or go on a family adventure in the woodlands. There's plenty to see and do this autumn at Speke Hall.

Things to see and do
Child den building in the woods

Have an autumn adventure

Escape into the woodlands and jump into piles of crunchy leaves. Build a den for the whole family to enjoy or collect nature's supplies to create some wild art. Don't forget to tick off your '50 things to do before you're 11¾' list! Go welly wandering, have fun with sticks, or keep a nature diary to keep a record of your autumn adventures.

The Tale of Terence the Troll and the Magic Acorn

Follow the trail across Speke Hall's garden and grounds to meet the mischievous creature that is gobbling up our trees and help the small but mighty Magic Acorn to protect its leafy friends and rescue nature.

To take part, you'll need to download our trail guide here.

Best spots to see autumn colour

Things you need to know

Discover the floral delights of the South Lawn

One-way route

To ensure your safety, there is a one-way system in place. This will take you through most of your favourite parts of Speke's garden and grounds, but some areas remain closed. You are more than welcome to stay and explore as long as you like, but please make sure you and your family follow the signs.

National Trust toilet sign

Toilets and baby-changing facilities

The toilets at Home Farm are open, where you will also find baby-changing facilities. To ensure your health and safety, we have introduced a queuing and one-way system, as well as extra cleaning measures.

Please book ahead before visiting

The gardens and grounds at Speke Hall will reopen from 25 June and you’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back. For Neighbourhood Pass holders, bookings will need to be made by email - click here for more information.

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Couple walking in the garden at Dunham Massey in autumn

Woodland walks in the North West 

Enjoy the sights and sounds of autumn on walk through woodland in the North West. Stretch your legs as the seasonal changes bring dramatic colour and autumn wildlife to special places in the North West. See our pick of the best woodland walks near you.