Half-term at Sudbury Hall

A close up of two children's wellington boots as they kneel on a bench in autumn time at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

Whether you're looking for something a little bit different to do on a rainy day or an outdoor autumn adventure Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood has the best of both worlds. Learn more about the Hall's history and explore the changes that have been made in the 50 years Sudbury has been in the Trust's care. Head into the museum to to discover what childhood was like in times gone by.

It won't be long until winter really sets in in true British weather style so now's the time to get outside and explore the grounds while you still can. Autumn is one of our favorite times of year as Sudbury's trees burst into vibrant autumn colour.

Sudbury tree trail

Get your exploring hats on and get ready to become a tree detective. We’re lucky to have a huge variety of trees living in harmony here at Sudbury, Follow our outdoor tree trail and find out more about what makes them so special. If you managed to catch a falling leaf whilst you're at it that's another tick off  your 50 things checklist.

Catch a falling leaf
Family throwing leaves at autumn time, Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

Promenade theatre - Grimm Fairytales

The ever popular Lost Boys theatre duo return to Sudbury once again on Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 October with their Grimm Fairytales promenade theatre performances. Join in and help them as they search the grounds of Sudbury Hall in search of their lost stories. Expect fun and fantasy with a laugh a minute. This is a free drop in event so there's no need to book in advance!

Get lost in a fairy tale with The Lost Boys
The lost boys theatre group performing

Autumnal Crafts

What's a half-term without a bit of crafting? Between Monday 23 to Friday 27 October we'll be running drop in craft sessions in Sudbury's boat house. Inspired by the changing seasons and Sudbury's autumn leaves.  

Get creative at Sudbury Hall

Explore the Hall

It's 1967 in the Hall as we celebrate Sudbury's 50th year with the National Trust. Learn what it takes to look after such a big house and its amazing interior features. Pick up a hall spotter trail and see if you can find all of the treasures.

On of Sudbury's many clocks
a coach clock at sudbury hall


50 Things to do before you're 11 & 3/4 in Sudbury Boat house

If you're looking to tick off a few of your 50 things the boathouse is the place to be, see the birds at the birdfeeders or try your hand at some wild art! 

Wild art mud painting
50 things mud paintings