Autumn family fun at Trengwainton Garden

Two carved pumpkins sitting amongst autumn coloured leaves

Whether you’re looking to go for a welly wander, try some 50 things, or create bunting out of leaves, we think Trengwainton is the perfect spot for making memories and making the most of autumn’s mellow mood.

Take a sensory stroll

Autumn is surely the most sensory of months with its earthy smells, crunching leaves and glorious colours. Wandering along the winding, wooded paths here you can tune your nose into the smell of the rich, loamy soil, your ears to the sounds of the leaves underfoot and your eyes to the changing colours around you.

50 things

How about getting to know a tree (No1) – is it changing colour or staying green? Pop on a pair of wellies and you can Go welly wandering (No6). Or how about collecting fallen leaves to Create some wild art (No18)?

Are there any nature detectives out there? Look underneath the trees and you might Find some funky fungi (No22); look up into the trees and you could Watch a bird (No44). Top tip: robins love to hang around the kitchen garden!

Half-term week

During half term (starting Sunday 24 October), we’ll be providing string, pegs and leaves so you can make some leaf bunting.

Collect a wooden peg from the reception and explore the garden to find your three favourite fallen leaves. Head to the Royal Meadow, peg them together onto the string we’ll have laid out there and hey presto, you’ve made leaf bunting. Perhaps you could also make some leaf bunting at home? For other ideas to try at home, you can download the PDFs below.

Autumn activities for all