Autumn Adventures: 7 Fun-filled Ideas at Fairthorne Manor

1) Family Halloween Fun Day

Get ready for a day of ghoulish fun and thrilling activities as we celebrate Halloween like never before at Fairthorne Manor. Our Halloween Family Day promises a fang-tastic experience for the whole family, filled with spine-tingling adventures and unforgettable memories.

With a ghastly line up of activities and events, there is something suitable for all ages.

What’s on?

Garden Games such as Pumpkin Golf, Pumpkin Bowling, Eye Ball Orienteering and more!

Lavish Looks will be on site, make sure to visit their stand to pick up some unique souvenirs to get in the spirit of the season.

Spooky Orienteering with one map per family included in your purchase.

Take advantage of Spooky Den building and visit the Petrifying Pirate Ship.

Ghastly Zipwire - just £3 - Spaces are limited, tokens will be sold on a first come first serve basis, purchase from Family Park on the day.

And More: Don’t miss out on our other surprises and delights, including thrilling games, face painting, and the chance to meet some spine-chilling characters!

Costumes Encouraged: Come dressed in your most spellbinding costumes and make the day even more enchanting!

Refreshments: Delicious hot foot and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the event from the Family Park Café.

Dates: 10am - 4pm Sunday 29th 

Who: Ages 4+ (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

Tickets: £10 per family.

Book online

2) Spooky Trail

Embark on a "Spooky Story" journey through Fairthorne Manor's enchanting woodlands and try to spot every pumpkin dressed as your favorite eerie characters from movies and books. Visit reception to grab your map, complete the exciting tasks, and return for a delightful treat (or perhaps a mischievous trick!) once you're done!


For a little extra excitement, head over to the Pirate Ship after you have completed the trail.

When: Saturday 21st –Sunday 29th

Time: The self-guided trail is open from 10am-4pm and will take approx 45 minutes.

Tickets: £6 per Map

Purchase your trail map on the day for Reception.

3) Boo-tastic Beats: Halloween Disco for Kids

Join us for a spooktacular Halloween disco, perfect for kids in years R to 6!

Get ready to dance the night away to your favourite Halloween tunes and show off your best costumes. It's a night of fun, friends, and fantastic music!

So put on your scariest (or silliest) costume and get ready for a hauntingly good time at our Halloween disco! See you there!

When: Friday 27th Octover

Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

Tickets: £7 per child

Book online

4) Orienteering

Introducing our Spooky Orienteering Trail, designed especially for kids  Follow clues, solve riddles, and uncover hidden surprises. Keep your eyes peeled for spooky creatures lurking in the shadows! 👀🦇

It's the perfect way to add a touch of excitement to your day. So, grab your map and torch, and let's explore together!

When: Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October

Time: Running from 10am - 4pm

Tickets: £3 per map + 50% off a hot drink

No need to book, pay on arrival

5) Pumpkin Palooza

All things pumpkin...

Pumpkin pottery painting, pumpkin patch and carving and even a pumpkin spiced latte from Family Park Café if you choose.

When: Sunday 22nd October 2023

Time: Running from 10am - 2pm

Tickets: £5.50 per pumpkin for carving.


Book online

Pumpkin Pottery Painting is available to book with The Craftee Club for just £4 per person here: Pumpkin Pottery Painting @ YMCA Fairthorne Manor - Booking by Bookwhen

6) Murderous Secrets at The Manor

Prepare for an evening of intrigue, suspense, and cunning detective work as you step into the mysterious world of Murderous Secrets at The Manor. Are you ready to follow the clues around the site and solve a baffling crime?

When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Time: Running from 5:30pm - 10pmm

Tickets: £15 per person.

Make sure to bring a torch, the site is very dark at night.

Book online

7) Autumn Daycamps

Give your child the best school holiday ever this October half term at YMCA Daycamps Fairthorne Manor where children aged 5-16 thrive, make new friends, and become inspired through active outdoors fun! Book by the day or come for the week and try a variety of exhilarating and exciting adventures in the fresh air.

Join in on the spooky spirit on Friday 27th by dressing up in your most monstrous costume!

When: Monday 23rd-Friday 27th

Standard Day: £37, 9am-4pm

Extended Day: 7:45am–6pm, includes breakfast and tea

Booking: Book online or call 01489 785228

As YMCA Daycamps are Ofsted registered, you save money by paying with Childcare Vouchers or the Governments Tax-Free Childcare Scheme.

Family Discount Scheme members receive up to 15% off Daycamps.

The Fairthorne team look forward to seeing you this autumn. If you have any questions about the events and activities listed above, you can email [email protected] or call sales on 01489 785228.

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