THE leaves are falling from the trees, autumn is in the air, the apples are harvested, the pumpkins are waiting to be carved … Hallowe’en is just around the corner at the National Trust’s Barrington Court.
Over the autumn half term there is a host of activities at this beautiful Tudor and house and garden, with Apple Day celebrations on Saturday and Sunday, 27th and 28th October and woodland adventures with the rangers on Tuesday 30th. Hallowe’en includes a Spooks Parade on the South Lawn.
Lead ranger George Holmes says: “I look forward to the autumn half term each year, as it really does feel like a big community get-together. By gathering the apples, people are helping us to look after the orchards, which are priority habitats and important for local wildlife. There is of course the added bonus of a tasty drink of apple juice or cider at the end of it as well!”
Pictured: A statue and Hallowe’en pumpkins in the garden at Barrington Court ©National Trust Images/William Shaw