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National Trust properties are perfect for Hallowe’en fun during autumn half term. See below:


Clandon Park West Clandon, Guildford Sunday 26, Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 October and Sunday 2 November Family fun and a spooky themed trail. Information: 01483 222482


Claremont Landscape Garden Esher Monday 27 to Friday 31 October Special trail, pumpkin carving and dressing up on All Hallows’ Eve. Information: 01372 467806


Hatchlands Park East Clandon Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 October Hallowe’en themed arts and crafts. Information: 01483 222482


Polesden Lacey near Dorking Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November Cautionary Tales for Children includes a humorous trail in the wild woods of Polesden. Information: 01372 452048


Surrey Hills near Dorking Monday 27 to Friday 31 October Box Hill has themed games, trails and crafts; Witley Common hosts a torch-lit walk on 30 October and visit haunted Headley Heath on Hallowe’en evening for den- building and marshmallow toasting. Information: 01372 220644


Winkworth Arboretum Godalming Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November Spooky trail, pumpkin carving (Friday) and view the magnificent autumn colours at Winkworth. Information: 01483 208477 or nationaltrust.org.uk


out & about


Brooklands Museum Weybridge Sunday 12 October Autumn Motorsport Day See competition cars at close quarters on the Mercedes-Benz World circuit and Test Hill. Sunday 19 October London Bus Museum Transportfest Bus displays, collectors’ market, live jazz music and children’s attractions. Monday 27 to Friday 31 October Half Term Family Activities Popular car rides on weekdays and a Hallowe’en Special Torchlight Tour on 30 October, 6–9pm. Information: 01932 857381 or brooklandsmuseum.com


The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair Sandown Park Racecourse Friday 10 to Sunday 12 October A fair showcasing quality antiques and fine art, now in its seventh year. Information: esherhallfair.com


Gatton Park Reigate Sunday 26 October Gatton Ghost Stories Hear spooky stories on a guided tour around Gatton Park. Information: 01737 649068 or gattonpark.com


Guildford Model Engineering Society Stoke Park, Guildford Sunday 19 October, 2–5pm Open Afternoon Enjoy steam train rides on miniature railways and lots more. Information: gmes.org.uk


Haslemere Museum Haslemere Friday 31 October, 1–4pm Horrific Hallowe’en Family drop in for Hallowe’en crafts with a procession through town leaving the Museum at 4.30pm. Information: 01428 645425 or haslemere.com/vic


Autumn Motorsport Day, Brooklands Museum


Painshill Park Cobham Sunday 19 October Fungi Foray Guided forays in the landscape with expert Dr Brian Spooner. Monday 27 to Friday 31 October Wild Hallowe’en Camp Spooky fun at Painshill from 9am– 4.30pm for children aged 8–13. Information: 01932 868113 or painshill.co.uk


Petersham Nurseries Petersham, Richmond Sunday 12 October Wild Food Walk Discover the joys of foraging locally from 9.30am followed by a light brunch and cooking demonstration by Claudio. Tickets £35. Information: petershamnurseries.co.uk


RHS Garden Wisley Woking Tuesday 14 October to Sunday 2 November Anna Mason: Exhibition A collection of original paintings.


Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 October Taste of Autumn Festival Celebrating the sights, sounds and tastes of the season. Information: 0845 260 9000 or rhs.org.uk/wisley


Surrey Wildlife Trust Various locations Sunday 19 October, 10am–3.30pm Wild Rangers – Autumn Woodland management for ages 12–16. Information 07967 575255. Saturday 25 October, 9.30am–12.30pm Albury Amble Join SWT Ranger Lucy Bryce for a walk around the Albury Estate. Information: 01483 795471 or surreywildlifetrust.org


sport


Kempton Park Sunbury-on-Thames Sunday 19 October Jumps Sunday The new jump season gets underway. Information: 01932 782292 or kempton.co.uk


farmers’ markets


Camberley Saturday 18 October, 10am–3pm Cranleigh Friday 3 October and 7 November, 10am–2pm Dorking Saturday 18 October, 9.30am–2pm EpsomSunday 5 October and 2 November, 9am–1.30pm FarnhamSunday 19 October, 10am–1.30pm Guildford Tuesday 7 October and 4 November, 10.30am–3.30pm Haslemere Sunday 5 October and 2 November, 10am–1pm Milford Sunday 19 October, 10am–1.30pm Ripley Saturday 18 October, 9am–1pm Walton-on-ThamesSaturday 4 October and 1 November, 9.30am–2pm Woking Thursday 16 October, 9am–2.30pm


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