Longleat is launching a brand new event to celebrate everything that’s great about autumn.

A Barn Owl in flight at Longleat

The Great British Autumn, which runs from October 21st-29th, at the Wiltshire Estate will feature a host of autumnal activities including flying owl shows, apple pressing, mud kitchens and pumpkin trails.

Set amidst the stunning scenery of Longleat’s Capability Brown-landscaped parkland it will showcase traditional activities associated with the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness there will also be wicker-making workshops, pumpkin trails and carving plus chainsaw art.

‘Owls at Autumn’ displays featuring barn and tawny owls will be taking place at 12.30pm2.30pm and 4.30pm each day in the Longhouse.

There will also be the opportunity to visit a woodland workshop, ride on mini tractors and listen to presentations by keepers on hibernation and how it affects Longleat’s animals; particularly the tortoises.

Visitors can enjoy a drive through the changing autumnal colours in the Safari Park and watch chainsaw art displays.

In keeping with Halloween visitors will also be able to book on the highly popular spooky Ghost Tours around Longleat House.

Taking place up to six times a day, the tours provide a frightfully exciting experience.

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.

Longleat’s Fantastic Fireworks also returns on October 26th-28th with spectacular pyrotechnic displays set to a bug-themed soundtrack taking place every evening.

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 £33.95 (£28.85 online) for adults and £25.45 (£21.62 online) for children (3-15).