Halloween at Stowe
Over the October half term, there will be plenty of spooky goings on for your children to enjoy. From our haunting trail running daily to autumn '50 Things', visit us for a fun family day out at Stowe.
From 20 to 28 October, 10am-4pm bring your brave children to conquer the half-term trail. Normal admission applies, £2 per trail helping to restore the gardens at Stowe. Dress up your little ghouls for this fun creepy trail through the gardens as they reveal the spooky story of Persephone and her link to the underworld.
50 Things at Stowe - Autumn favourites
No.1 Go bird watching – spot Swans, Robins, Lapwings, Mallard ducks, Greylag geese, Blue tits sweeping across the lakes
No.2 Catch a falling leaf – with thousands of trees, you're spoilt for choice. Just pick a day with a little breeze, wait patiently and watch the leaves tumble. Pegg's Terrace is a great place to try
No.3 Pick blackberries growing in the wild – Turn right at Bell Gate and follow the Ha-ha walls along the outside perimeter of the gardens to find brambles and blackberries
No.4 Play conkers – Head down Bell Gate Drive or to Hawkwell Mead next to the Temple of Firnedship where you'll find the best haul of fallen conkers to set up a game
No.5 Eat an apple straight from a tree - Head into the parkland, turning right at Bell Gate to find the old Sheep’s nose apple tree behind the Temple of Friendship
When mother nature rains
You can complete these 50 Things: No.6 running around in the rain, No.5 Skim a stone, No.13 make a mud pie, No.22 explore inside a tree. Pick up a free 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ scrapbook from New Inn and start your adventure today. It’s full of hints and tips for success.
To dodge rain showers, use the temples as shelters
Temples with shelter, some benches or to use for picnic spots are: The Lake Pavilions, Concord and Victory, Ancient Virtue, The Grotto, The Cascade (there are small nooks to sit in), Queens Temple, The Fane of Pastoral Poetry
A year to make memories
Become a member when you visit Stowe and your money will help care for the gardens whilst you get to enjoy a whole year of family fun.
Over the past seven years the proceeds from the Hallowe'en trail have helped restore Stowe. Without your support we wouldn't be able to protect the iconic gardens and monuments.