All Hallows Eve brings Victorian horrors to Wightwick Manor

Young girl finding pumpkin

The days before the feast of All Hallows have always been a time to remember the dead. This year for October half term, we'll be holding our annual pumpkin trail along with a host of other events.

" 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 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 Panic!

Can you help the Mander family find their missing black cat? Follow the pumpkin trail around the garden to solve our fiendishly frighting puzzle.

The free pumpkin trail will run from Saturday 27 October to Sunday 4 November, normal admission costs apply.

Victorian Dangers

Follow our house trail to find out what dangers were lurking in the Victorian home. Find out how things like wallpaper and steep stairs may have led the residents of the past to their demise. 

Spooky Crafts

On Tuesday 30 October to Thursday 1 November 2018, 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 crafter, no booking required, but there may be a wait at busy times. Normal Admission costs apply.

Half Term Family Workshop - Journey through De Morgan artwork - Thursday 1 November, 11am and 12noon.

Join De Morgan Curator, Sarah Hardy, to meet dragons, angels and mermaids and take them on journeys on boats, through forests and into the sea. Where this journey ends is limited only by your wildest imagination!

Half-hour story writing workshop suitable for children aged 6 - 12 years old in the De Morgan Gallery. Must be accompanied by an adult. Free with entry to Wightwick Manor and Gardens. 

Spaces are limited, please pre-book to avoid disappointment by emailing elizabeth.taylor1@nationaltrust.org.uk, or please leave a message on 01902 760102.

Suffragette Reenactments - Extra dates - 27 & 28 October and 2, 3 & 4 November, 12:30pm and 2pm.

Our reenactments of 'The trial of Emmeline Pankhurst' was so popular this summer, we have decided to bring it back again this October half term.

Based on the words of Emmeline Pankhurst in her autobiography ‘Suffragette My Own Story’, this live, indoor performance is written by Sam Kick and stars our wonderful volunteers.

Due to the unpredictable autumnal weather, these performances will be held in the Great Parlour. Free event, no need to book, but normal admission to the Manor is required.