October half term fun at Wightwick Manor

Young girl finding pumpkin

This October, we'll be holding our annual pumpkin trail along with a host of other events suitable for all ages.

Come one, come all, to discover the horrors of a traditional Halloween!

" All houses wherein men have lived and died are haunted houses. Through the open doors the harmless phantoms on their errands glide, with feet that make no sound upon the floors. "
- From Haunted Houses by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Get the kids (and grown-ups!) to don their most frightening fancy dress and join us this half term for our annual outdoors pumpkin trail along with other spooky and autumnal activities. 

Pumpkin puzzle and Peaky Pests!

Follow the pumpkin trail around the garden to solve our fiendishly frightening puzzle - the Wightwick Wizard can't find where his owl has flown off to, can you find all the clues to find his hiding spot?

Keep your eyes peeled as you visit the Manor - see if you can spot all of the pesky pests that are trying to eat our collection. Learn about what our conservation team do to try and fend them off!

£1 per person for pumpkin trail with a small prize at the end, house trail free with admission to Manor, no booking required. Normal admission costs apply.

Trails run from Saturday 26 October until Sunday 3 November 2019.

Come and find our homegrown giant pumpkins during our annual Halloween trail
Bright orange pumpkins growing on a patch in the kitchen garden at Wightwick Manor
Come and find our homegrown giant pumpkins during our annual Halloween trail

Spooky Crafts

On Wednesday 30 October until Friday 1 November 2019, join us for our spooky crafts sessions - who can make the most mischievous monster and the greatest ghoul? Crafts run 11am - 3pm. (Last entry 2:30)

£1.50 per craft activity, no booking required, but there may be a wait at busy times. Normal Admission costs apply.

Drama in the Parlour...

Don't Go into the Cellar, Victorian Theatre presents 'The Witching Hour' - Tuesday 22 October, 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Sorry, SOLD OUT!

Grown-ups can join us in the Great Parlour for this original stage-play. Brought to you by Don't Go Into The Cellar Theatre - the British Empire's leading practitioners of macabre Victoriana!

Montague Rhodes James returns with another selection of unsettling tales of antiquarian terror!

Brave the horrors lying in wait within "An Episode of Cathedral History"! Witness the spectral malevolent seeking revenge in "A Warning to the Curious"! One-man show and follow-up to our successful touring production of "Old Haunts".

£20 per person, booking essential via our events page or by calling 0344 249 1895.

Don't Go Into The Cellar Theatre Company presents...
An image of a tabletop with trinkets on top including small framed portraits.
Don't Go Into The Cellar Theatre Company presents...

'The Wightwick Manor Mystery' - a fictional, live-action trail around the Manor - 12, 13, 19, 20 October, 1pm - 3pm.

It’s the day after a Royal visit and something is not right at Wightwick Manor. Could there be a thief at large? A prized possession of Theodore Mander’s has gone missing and the family need your help to solve the mystery.

The Wightwick Mystery is a fictional, live action trail featuring costumed actors. We invite you to immerse yourselves in an alternate history and travel back to 1900.

Meet the characters who will give you clues to help solve the mystery about the missing silver spade and solve the family’s problem.

Written by Sam Kick and featuring the Wightwick Manor volunteer team. Free event, normal admission costs apply. No booking required.

Listen in on the servants conversations to get clues to solve 'The Wightwick Manor Mystery'!
A group of volunteers dressed as Edwardian servants and a butler, standing outside the entrance to Wightwick Manor
Listen in on the servants conversations to get clues to solve 'The Wightwick Manor Mystery'!