FAMILIES can escape into autumn at Hanbury Hall this October half-term with fun activities for all ages.

There will be a craft station in the Courtyard to make your own spooky pumpkins crafts to take home.

Explore the gardens with the Fungi & Folklore trail and learn all about different types of fungi while people can locate hidden crossword clues.

Build a fairy house, help the gardeners collect the fallen autumn leaves, or have a go at bowling over some toadstool skittles.

Discover the new autumn display in the Hall to learn more about folklore and British traditions associated with the season, from Halloween and pumpkins to Bonfire Night and witchcraft.

Children can also see if they can spot the knitted bats hiding throughout the National Trust property, near Droitwich.

People can also head off on a stroll around the parkland and enjoy the spectacular seasonal colour with the leaves crunching beneath their feet.

Families can follow routes that lead you through the remains of an ancient forest and past impressive early eighteenth-century design features, including the Semi-Circle, Long Walk and Lime Tree Walk.

Dogs on leads are welcome in the parkland.

Visit the restaurant, the Courtyard Kitchen, for breakfast rolls, a warming lunch, or an afternoon treat - while cosying up on the comfortable seating with views of the formal gardens.

A new menu with recipes using organic produce freshly picked from the Walled Garden.

There is a scone of the month, salted caramel and squash, and a seasonal favourite, pumpkin spice latte.

The dog-friendly Stables Café will also be open, selling drinks and snacks to refuel following a ramble around the parkland.

For more information and opening times, visit the website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hanbury-hall.