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. Get creative down at the Boathouse or head into the museum 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 favourite times of year as Sudbury's trees burst into vibrant autumn colour.

Creepy-Crawly Trail

There's all sorts to see at Sudbury this Autumn. Pick up a creepy crawly trail from outside museum reception and help us to find all the Halloween decorations that have been scattered by Sid the spider throughout the grounds. Wrap up warm and get ready to explore from the 27 October.

Meet Sid the Sudbury Spider
A Sudbury Spider named Sid
Meet Sid the Sudbury Spider

Autumnal Crafts

Create something a bit different to decorate your home this Halloween. Join the learning team down at the Boathouse and make your very own autumn wreath. (£1 per craft payable on the day.) If you're brave enough, you could even include a scary spider! 

Create your own autumn wreath
An autumn wreath craft
Create your own autumn wreath


50 Things to do before you're 11 & 3/4 at Sudbury

If you're looking to tick off a few of your 50 things there's plenty to keep you busy at Sudbury. From spotting birds at the birdfeeders to challenging someone to a conker duel, you're sure to find something exciting! 

Hunt for conkers in the grounds of Sudbury Hall
Conkers at Sudbury Hall
Hunt for conkers in the grounds of Sudbury Hall