Come along to Hartlebury Castle during October half term for a very special autumn themed week. From Tuesday 29 October to Friday 1 November, the Castle will play host to four fun filled days of children’s make and take activities, a pumpkin trail and even pumpkin carving 11am to 4pm.

Children can join in creating autumn themed craft activities, including a spooky clay boggart and colourful firework art! From Tuesday to Thursday children can come and carve their own eerie looking pumpkin, follow our spooky trail around the castle and discover over 1,000 years of history. Come dressed in your best scary outfit to celebrate Halloween with us!

Cathy Hines, Events Officer, said: “Our half term craft activities are a great way to spend the holidays. There are fun and creative activities for all to enjoy covering the theme of autumn. This year will also see the return of our very popular pumpkin carving sessions.”

Hartlebury Castle is nestled in wide country grounds and the perfect place to see the changes in nature during autumn. Explore the grounds and enjoy a autumnal walk looking for colourful leaves or visit the Cider Mill and the Transport Gallery which houses a fascinating array of vehicles including a fire engine, hansom cab, bicycles, carts and a large collection of beautifully decorated Gypsy caravans.

Normal admission charges apply each day (£9 adults, £8 concessions, children £5, £25 family ticket) plus £2 per child for the days craft activities and £2.50 per person for pumpkin carving. The pumpkin trail is included in standard admission and children will also receive a free sweet treat for completing the trial. Visitors should call 01299 250416 or visit for more information.