Spooky times ahead at Mapperton House and Gardens

Things to see and do
Mapperton Halloween

A spooky half-term Halloween Haunted Garden Trail is in store at Mapperton House and Gardens near Beaminster.

Children of all ages will be able to brave the spine-chilling trail around the grounds each day from 24 to 28 October.

By following a series of clues, the trail will lead to a whole series of eerie areas. To add to the fun, fancy dress is encouraged for all.

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There will be the chance to creep into the witch’s grotto while she has gone out and see where she brews her potions, spot a ghostly gardener and find a trolls’ lair. Halloween treats await the courageous youngsters who solve all the clues to complete the trail.

The Coach House Café will also be offering a spooktacular selection of themed drinks and food.

Ticket prices are £11 each for adults, which includes entry to the Gardens and £5 each for children aged from three to 15 years old.

More information and ticket booking at

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