Wizarding wands and sorcerous spells on a trickery garden trail…

Top Staffordshire garden attraction, The Trentham Estate, always puts on a spectacular show for autumn, thanks to its glorious gardens and sweeping parkland.

But for October half term, there are tricky treats too…  with witches and wizards playing tricks in the garden.

There’s a whole host of family entertainment lined up at Trentham, on the edge of Stoke-on-Trent, which offers one of the most diverse days out in the UK.

With the autumn gardens providing a seasonal backdrop, Trentham’s Trickery Trail (17 October – 1 November), and included in garden admission, offers a chance to follow the trail to find out what magical mischief those witches and wizards have been up to.

From floating witch hats to pumpkins that defy gravity, visitors can discover the tricks to complete the trail for a treat. Alongside the trail will be a trio of fiendish fun activities.

Choose Wizarding Wands and you can craft your own magical wand from garden materials (additional charge of £2 per wand). Or how about Broomstick Building? Head to the activity area and you will have all the materials you need to craft your own (£4 per broom).

New for 2020 is Sorcerous Spells, where you can mix magical spells to sprinkle in your own garden – wildflowers to sprout next Spring (additional charge of £2).

All three activities run from 24 – 31 October.

The award-winning Trentham Gardens – boasting Capability Brown parkland, woodland walks, a mile-long lake, and sculpture trails, including the ever-popular Fairy Trail – also offers a chance to escape the everyday this autumn, and get active in the great outdoors.

An all year round attraction – closing only on Christmas Day – the gardens provide a different experience each season, and has long offered a colourful spectacle for autumn, between late September and early December.

Stretching over more than 700 acres and set in a valley, Trentham enjoys big skies and open vistas, with a dramatic “floor to ceiling” range of autumnal colours reflected in the lake, creating a photographer’s dream.

For more details, and to book ticket online, visit www.trentham.co.uk