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October half-term events and activities

Family playing with autumn leaves in the garden at Osterley Park, London, with the house in the background
Family playing with autumn leaves in the garden at Osterley Park, London | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

There are lots of family-friendly activities at the places we care for this October half term. From following a wildlife trail to discovering historical stories or getting creative with natural materials, find activities and events near you that'll suit the whole family.

October 2023 half-term events

Make this half term the best one yet. Settle down for magical storytelling at Dinefwr in Carmarthenshire, visit the Monster Market at Rowallane Garden in County Down, search for garden ghosts at Treasurer's House in York or put your detective hat on to solve a murder mystery at Berrington Hall in Herefordshire.

Alongside these events, there'll be plenty more to explore at the places we look after, including family-friendly walks, craft sessions and exhibitions showcasing unique treasures and art. You could also celebrate the autumn harvest with apple tasting or have a go at volunteering with a bulb planting session.

Find out what's on near you this half term.

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