- Please note, The Orangery is currently closed for important restoration work. However, you can still appreciate it from the outside.
- Autumn catering opening times: The Stables: open daily, 10am - 5pm; Caffè + Gelato: open Saturday & Sunday only, 10am - 5:30pm
Autumn Days Out With The Kids
With the autumn term in full flow, we’re already thinking about how to occupy our little ones during the October holidays. We’ve put together our Top 5 activities to help the whole family embrace the outdoors with our autumn days out with the kids!
Make Leaf Prints
Go on a nature hunt and collect leaves to make wild leaf prints: ‘process art’ is all about the experience of creating and helps children learn how to express themselves.
Test your senses
We can all benefit from stopping to take in our surroundings from time to time. Go outside and ask your kids to describe what they can see, hear, touch and smell – it’s great for language development.
Go on an autumn trail
In the UK we’re lucky to have such an array of changing colours in our trees (and as trees lose their leaves and bare their branches, they’re practically begging to be climbed).
No matter what age you are, everyone loves a good conker match, and there are all sorts of theories behind what makes the winning conkers.
Whether you’re a fan of ghosts or not, Halloween provides bucketloads of ideas to get creative, from carving pumpkins to spooky costume making and decoration.
This autumn bring your family to Hestercombe for the Great Golden Pumpkin Hunt: make your own wand to help Willow the Witch find the Magical Golden Pumpkin! (27 Oct – 4 Nov, £2 per child + normal admission).