24th October 2020
Coplestone and the Peculiar Potions: Halloween Trail - 24th October 2020
Hestercombe’s family garden trails are back this October half-term, and it’s time to find out what crazy concoction Mrs. Bampfylde could be cooking up in her cauldron!
Join the intrepid Coplestone on a Halloween walk through the gardens as you keep an eye out for the special ingredients needed to complete his mother’s mysterious potion – from sweet honeycomb near the Hestercombe beehives, to a suspicious pink liquid by the Witch’s Hut…
When you’re done, head back to the Plant Centre or Café for a special Halloween reward. Suitable for children aged 3+
This trail is safe for the purposes of limiting the spread of COVID-19. Please be sure to observe social distancing as you complete the trail, and avoid touching any signs. Hand sanitiser will be in ample supply at the Visitor Centre.
Only £1 per Halloween trail, plus normal admission (free for members). Please add the trail to your basket when you book your gardens admission (payments can also be made via card when you arrive at Visitor Reception).
Find out more about becoming a Hestercombe member (from only £3.29 per month).
Please book your garden admission tickets before you arrive.
Opening dates & times
The last entry time to the gardens and trail is 3pm.
Saturday 24th October: 10am – 6pm
Sunday 25th October: 10am – 5pm
Monday 26th October: closed
Tuesday 27th October: closed
Wednesday 28th October: 10am – 5pm
Thursday 29th October: 10am – 5pm
Friday 30th October: 10am – 5pm
Saturday 31st October: 10am – 5pm
Sunday 1st November: 10am – 5pm
More about Hestercombe Recipes & Remedies
Want to find out more about historical potions used for everything from treating scurvy to making pancakes?
Mrs. Bampfylde’s own recipe book contains numerous weird and wacky remedies, along with information about the history of Hestercombe. Recipes and Remedies; An 18th century collection by Margaret Bampfylde of Hestercombe is available to purchase in the House pop-up gift shop.