Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out this half term.

Head to one of our castles, abbeys or houses to get involved in spooky activities that will send a shiver down the spines of the whole family. 

Discover our brand new Halloween trail created in partnership with award winning author Cressida Cowell, or explore one of our historic gardens after dark on a spooky woodland walk. 

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Head out for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term

Many of our sites accros the country will be holding a brand new adventure quest inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling series, The Wizards of Once.

Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Plus, come along in frightful fancy dress and snap a picture to enter our competition on social media. It’s going to be a really wizard day out!

Spooky Woodland Walks

As the days shorten and the evenings grow darker, join our ghost-hunting storytellers on a family friendly walk through the shadows of Audley End House & Gardens, Brodsworth Hall, Walmer Catle, Witley Court, Wrest Park and Belsay Hall.

With well-told tales full of spooky and strange goings-on, this Halloween walk is sure to get you into the spirit of the season.

Halloween Crafts and Cooking for Kids


    Learn how to create your very own spooky castle lantern this Halloween using our step-by-step guide.


    Explore an eerie house or creepy castle with your own Halloween mask inspired by mythical beasts and heraldry.

  • Make Your Own: Halloween Recipes

    Get busy in the kitchen this Halloween and make Mash O' Nine Sorts, Roasted Pumpkin Soup and Sticky Toffee Apples.

Visit Creepy Castles

Are you brave enough to climb the highest, mightiest towers and delve into the deepest, darkest tunnels?

Visit a historic place this Halloween and explore the gruesome, ghoulish stories of England's past.

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