Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Autumn is upon us

With the days getting shorter and the leaves starting to fall, The Castle prepares itself for the Autumn Season. With only a month to go before we close, we are excited to be hosting a fabulous Michaelmas Harvest Day on Sunday 1st October. You will be able to sample delicious local produce, from chutneys and cider to chocolate and ice cream, whilst your children have a go at decorating cupcakes*. There will be musical performances to enjoy and even a Morris Dancing display!

Our Inner Bailey will be transformed into a mini farmyard with Dexter cows and pigmy goats and gorgeous little piglets, which you can pet to your hearts content. Step into the Great Hall, and you will discover our exquisite Costume Exhibition, with Tudor Royalty on had to explain the history behind each dress. 

If you are looking for something ‘spooky’ to do during the October half term, then look no further.  Between Sunday 22nd and Wednesday 25th October, the Castle will be transformed into a Halloween Fun House with pumpkin carving*, witches and wizards lurking in our dungeons, and marshmallow toasting in our Wild Play area. From Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th October, you will have the opportunity to meet some spectacular owls in our Great Hall – not to be missed!


Enjoy our late closing time of 7pm with a Halloween treat at our Snack Shack, with warming pumpkin soup and hot dogs on the menu.


For more information regarding our two Autumn Events, please go to


*activities at a small cost




Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ


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