Longleat is celebrating all things autumnal throughout the October half term holidays (October 20th – November 4th) with everything from aerial owl shows and firework spectaculars to ghostly tours and a Halloween-themed trail.

Owls at Autumn at Longleat

Set amidst the stunning scenery of Longleat’s Capability Brown-landscaped parkland, The Great British Autumn showcases traditional activities associated with the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness including apple pressing, pumpkin carving and chainsaw art.

Pumpkin carving at Longleat

There will be live owl flying demonstrations featuring barn and tawny owls taking place daily in The Longhouse.

There will also be the opportunity to meet a selection of farm animals, ride on mini tractors, watch ferret racing and listen to live banjo performances.

Visitors can enjoy a drive through the changing autumnal colours in the Safari Park and follow the Pumpkin Trail.

In keeping with Halloween Longleat House is hosting its ghastly Ghost Tours. Taking place four times a day from 24th October, the tours provide a frightfully exciting experience.

Ghost Tours in Longleat House

Listen to tales of terror and intrigue in the spooky surroundings of Longleat House and go in search of mysterious apparitions in its gloomy cellars, shadowy attics and chilling corridors.

The tours cost £10 with a Day Ticket or Annual Pass. Pre-booking is strongly recommended as places are limited to a maximum of 10 per group.

Fantastic Fireworks at Longleat

Longleat’s Fantastic Fireworks also returns on November 1st-3rd with spectacular pyrotechnic displays set to an epic soundtrack of modern classics.

For more information and to book any of the events, including the Ghost Tours (places are limited) visit www.longleat.co.uk/whats-on/seasonal-events. Day Ticket prices: walk-up day tickets priced at £34.95 (£29.70 online) for adults and £26.20 (£22.27 online) for children (3-15).