Half term fun at National Trust Properties near Mickleover

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By MickleoverKT | Saturday, October 22, 2011, 07:42

We are really lucky in Mickleover to be only 20 minutes away from three of the best National Trust Properties and they all have great activities planned for this half term and Halloween!

Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood is open daily during the half term, from 11am – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm). In addition to their usual displays, they will be bringing some boy power to the Museum, with an exhibition of  boys' toys from train sets and Transformers to skateboards and soldiers.

Make the most of the (slightly) warmer weather forecast for this weekend, 22 – 23 October 2pm – 4pm and join the Sudbury play worker for the woodland play area challenge.

If you are feeling crafty, for an extra £1 on top of the normal admission fees you can take part in themed craft activities from 24-28 October 12pm – 4pm.

Take part in the Outdoor Hallowe'en Hunt on 29-30 October 2pm – 4pm. A scary trail around the Wicked Woodland Adventure Play Area weather permitting. Cost £1 plus normal admission charges.

Calke Abbey

Today Saturday 22nd from 2pm -3.30 you can explore the Lime Yards in Calke Park and discover some of the hidden secrets. Work with the guide and your imagination to create a story during this guided walk.

Join the Pumpkin Party on Tuesday 25th October from 11am – 3.30pm. You can buy a pumpkin at Calke or take your own, then decorate it and add it to the fabulous pumpkin display in the garden.

Kedleston Hall

If you visit the hall this week you can take part in the bat hunt! Find the bats hidden on the State Floor and you may win a prize. The house is open from 12 noon – 5pm, the gardens open at 10am.

Over the Halloween weekend Saturday October 29th/30th from 11am – 3pm you can enjoy a Halloween trail, make spiders and other spooky Halloween crafts and hear blood curdling stories from the resident witch! Cost £1.50 per child in addition to normal admission fee.

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