It’s time for some au­tumn ad­ven­tures

The Na­tional Trust has lots on its to do list for the sea­son ahead, in­clud­ing some Hal­loween hap­pen­ings...

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

AU­TUMN is the per­fect time to get out­side with the fam­ily and cre­ate un­for­get­table mo­ments this Oc­to­ber half-term.

With all kinds of fam­ily-friendly events, wood­land ad­ven­ture days and spook­tac­u­lar Hal­loween trails on of­fer, the kids won’t get bored.

Ev­ery visit to a Na­tional Trust prop­erty this au­tumn con­trib­utes to look­ing af­ter these spe­cial places for ever, for ev­ery­one.

Here are the top half-term and Hal­lowe’en events to tick off this au­tumn in Buck­ing­hamshire, Berk­shire and Ox­ford­shire.


Hal­loween trail & craft Oc­to­ber 22 – 26, 10am-4pm Join us at the vis­i­tor cen­tre to make spooky crafts and fol­low our Hal­loween trail. Cost: £3 per child

Boarstall duck de­coy

Hal­loween sto­ry­telling Oc­to­ber 25 &26, 3.30pm-5.30pm En­joy a spooky story, a walk through the woods and some marsh­mal­low toast­ing Cost: £2.50 Book­ing: 0344 249 1895


Hal­loween: the Bats’ Lair Oc­to­ber 20 -28, 10am-2.30pm Swarm around the grounds, solv­ing spooky chal­lenges along the way. Cost: £3


Hal­loween pump­kin carv­ing Oc­to­ber 22 – 26, 10am-4pm Carve your very own pump­kin to take home with you. Cost: £4 per child


Hal­loween trail Oc­to­ber 20 - 28, 10am-4pm Fol­low the spooky pump­kin trail to dis­cover the story of Perse­phone and her link to the un­der­world. Cost: £2 per trail


Fête worse than death. Oc­to­ber 28 & 29, 10am - 4pm Wad­des­don was fa­mous for its par­ties, so where bet­ter for a ghoul­ish Hal­loween cel­e­bra­tion? This two-day party will be filled with pet­ri­fy­ing party games, fright­en­ing face paint­ing, spooky stalls, live mu­sic and much more. Brave ad­ven­tur­ers can also try the Crea­tures of the Night trail through the woods – can you find a Snug­glewump, a Bum­rox or a Tat­tooed Thun­der-Cat? Cost: Nor­mal ad­mis­sion ap­plies. Ad­di­tional charges ap­ply for some ac­tiv­i­ties.


Basil­don Park Hal­loween - Oc­to­ber 20 – 28

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