October half-term and Hallowe'en at Waddesdon Manor

Get the kids outdoors this October half-term. Adventure is on offer for all the family, with loads to see and do. With nature walks and half-term Hallowe'en activities. Play outside, make new friends and discover a world of fun and exploration.

This event has now passed, check back next year for more details.

Hallowe'en fun

Saturday 26 October-Sunday 3 November 

This half-term we've a jam packed schedule of spooky events. There are wriggly goings on with our 'Spooky' trail and crafty activities for everyone to get involved with.

The Dread Book: A Terrifying Trail

Sat 26 October - Sun 3 November, 10am-3pm

Are you brave enough to complete The Dread Book? Let this trail tell you a tale of terror on Miss Alice's Drive, perhaps you'll spot a ghost or two...

£3 per child. Normal grounds admission charges apply. (Last start time for the trail is 2.30pm)


How to carve a pumpkin

We're getting in the mood for Hallowe'en and are ready to perfect our pumpkin carving skills. Our Education Manager, Sarah, shows us the skills we need to create a classic pumpkin face.

Pumpkin carving & painting

Sat 26 October - Sun 3 November, 10am-3pm

Make like Michelangelo and carve your Halloween masterpiece.

Make sure to come early as we have a limited number of pumpkins grown especially for us!
£5 per pumpkin, while stocks last. Normal grounds admission charges apply

Spooky Storytelling

Join a variety of published authors telling their horrifying tales in our Story Tent. There will also be a range of activities to take part in.

See all our Hallowe'en activities

And don't forget the house will be closed from Monday 28 October and reopens on Saturday 16 November with some rooms decorated for Christmas (advance booking is essential).

See more about Christmas

Outdoor play

Tuck into something tasty

Useful info for grown-ups
  • Baby-changing and feeding facilities at both the Manor and Stables
  • Front-carrying slings and hip-carrying infant seats are available for loan when visiting the house
  • Children's menus are available in both our restaurants
  • Plenty of open spaces for running about
  • Under 5's can bring their scooters and small bikes into the grounds. We suggest the pathways near the aviary and rose garden are the best places to use