Frightful delights at Kedleston Hall

As the autumn colours begin to appear, staff and volunteers at the National Trust’s Kedleston Hall are promising some frightful delights for visitors of all ages with special Hallowe’en events taking place over the half term holidays.

Bats have taken up temporary residence around the state floor and children are invited to hunt out the creepy critters and count how many they find. on Wednesday and Thursday, October 30-31. There’s also spiders, webs and other ghoulish items to make at the family crafts workshops.

Jonathan Turley, visitor experience manager at Kedleston Hall, said: “Kedleston Hall is the perfect place to have some Hallowe’en fun, and enjoy the onset of autumn.

“The gnarled twisted trees create a real atmosphere in the woodland at Kedleston and inside the hall, the stuffed birds and animals seem to watch your every move.”