LONGLEAT is staging an array of autumnal activities for children to ensure no-one will want to hibernate during the October half term.

Running from October 26 to November 3, The Great British Autumn showcases the best bits of this stunning season.

From ghostly tours around Longleat House and pumpkin-carving to aerial owl displays and fantastic fireworks there’s a fun-packed programme of daily events to enjoy.

The fun is guaranteed whatever the weather, as Longleat’s giant indoor Longhouse will be jam-packed with wonderfully whimsical activities for both young and old.

Children will be able to have a go at carving their own pumpkin, become a mini-tractor driver and get hands-on with autumn-themed sand art.

There’s also the magical opportunity to meet a special parliament of owls in their daily flying displays.

They will include a tawny owl, small burrowing owl and the impressive European eagle owl.

Younger visitors can also follow a pumpkin trail around the park for a sweet treat reward.

Anyone looking for a haunting Halloween experience can join a spine-chilling tour of Longleat House.

Wander through spooky cellars, eerie attics and creepy corridors as you listen to terrifying tales of Longleat’s past.

You’ll hear all about the historic house’s ghostly residents and maybe even see a few.

Last but by no means least, visitors can end their day out on a high with the Fantastic Fireworks displays which will be lighting up the skies above Longleat on October 25 and 26 and then again on November 1 and 2.

Some activities, including pumpkin carving, sand art and the Ghost Tours, will incur an additional charge.

To book visit www.longleat.co.uk/whats-on/the-great-british-autumn.