Family fun at Blenheim Palace this October: Pumpkin Carving, Circus Acts, and More! 

Get ready for an unforgettable half term experience at Blenheim Palace, where families can enjoy a range of exciting activities. From pumpkin carving to captivating storytelling, this October half term promises a spooktacular time for everyone. 

Blenheim Palace is turning Adventure Play, the Walled Garden, and Great Court into a spook-tacular hub, packed with exciting activities suitable for all ages. 

Purchase a ticket for Adventure Play, the newest family attraction at Blenheim Palace, and enjoy pumpkin decorating, join the Haunted Hunt to find hidden characters, and enjoy Spooky Storytelling led by Adventure Play Guides. The day is full of family fun, including witch-hat tossing and pumpkin pairs. 

The Walled Garden offers an enchanting experience with special photo spots to capture spooky memories. Amid hay bales and playful scarecrows, be amazed by the stilt walker during the daily Wizard Walkabout from 11 am to 4 pm. The Walled Garden also hosts the captivating Big Top, featuring Spook-tacular Storytelling sessions, a thrilling Family Circus Show at 12:30 pm & 3 pm, and a Circus Workshop at 1:30 pm. 

Witness mesmerising Fire Performances lighting up the Great Court at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm, against the backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Booking tickets for Adventure Play is recommended*; in addition, families will also need a valid Palace, Park and Gardens ticket, Annual Pass, Privilege Pass or Park and Gardens ticket.

Rest assured that when visitors enjoy a trip to Blenheim Palace, tickets are treated as charitable donations, and as a thank-you, the UNESCO World Heritage Site converts Palace, Park and Gardens tickets into Annual Passes at no extra cost. This means you can enjoy Blenheim Palace for a whole year.

What’s more, when you travel to Blenheim Palace via public transport, bicycle or fully electric car, you are eligible for a 30% discount off your Annual Pass or Palace, Park and Gardens day ticket (this discount is not valid for Privilege Pass or Park and Gardens tickets). Use the code GREEN30 for discount during online checkout and show your proof of travel by bus, train or bike on arrival.

*Adventure Play tickets are £7 each per adult and per child

To book tickets to Adventure Play visit,