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Autumn at Leeds Castle
General20 September 2023

Autumn at Leeds Castle

Are you interested in discovering what exciting events and activities are happening at Leeds Castle this autumn? Let us guide you through the wonderful experiences that await you.

First and foremost, the mesmerising beauty of the Kentish countryside comes alive in autumn, with crisp mornings, falling leaves, and a breath-taking display of colours. Leeds Castle, with its over 550-acre parkland, invites you to immerse yourself in this magical season. Whether you’re seeking moments of tranquillity, capturing the vibrant autumn hues, or looking for family-friendly entertainment, Leeds Castle has something for everyone.

Spectacular autumnal strolls

To kick off your autumnal escape, take a stroll through the Oriental Garden. Inspired by Chinese and Japanese influences, this garden offers a serene space for contemplation, adorned with extraordinary colours and the stunning magnolia in full bloom. As you explore the estate, walking on the crunching leaves beneath your feet, you’ll encounter various gardens, each with its unique theme, design, and species. And if you want to delve deeper into the history and beauty of the estate, join seasonal guided tours, where you’ll be taken on a scenic autumnal walk, discovering the riveting stories of the castle.

Things to see and do

For animal lovers, prepare to be amazed by our falconry displays every weekend and school holidays. Sit back and marvel as majestic birds of prey soar overhead, showcasing their unique hunting habits and giving you a glimpse into their lives in the wild. Get up close and personal with these incredible creatures and experience their cheeky personalities first-hand.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Leeds Castle has plenty to offer for the little ones too. Wrap up warm and unleash their energy in our thrilling adventure playground. Let them test their skills on climbing walls, fireman’s poles, giant cargo nets, and zip wires, all in the quest to be crowned the leader of the castle. And if you’re up for a challenge, gather the family for a round of Leeds Castle Adventure Golf or navigate your way through the enchanting Maze made of 2,400 yew trees. Don’t forget to explore the underworld grotto, where mythical beasts await.

On cooler autumn days, retreat inside the Castle and immerse yourself in its rich history and unique artworks. Admire the striking interiors, exquisite furnishings, and learn about the castle’s illustrious past as the hostess to six of England’s medieval queens and as a palace for Catherine of Aragon. Uncover the castle’s transformation into an elegant 20th-century retreat, thanks to the vision of Lady Baillie.

Stay with us

After a day filled with exploration, why not indulge in an autumnal getaway? Snuggle up in front of a roaring fire with a cosy blanket and warm beverage. As dusk settles, curl up in crisp cotton bedding with your favourite book for a bit of light reading before bed. Wake up feeling refreshed and ready to embark on another exciting day at Leeds Castle, starting with a hearty breakfast to fuel your adventures.


Now, you may be wondering, what’s on this autumn at Leeds Castle? Well, we have an exciting line up of events planned, including talks and tours, self-guided strolls through the glorious autumn gardens, and a thrilling Halloween event: Guardians of the Grounds this October half term. Keep an eye on our website or subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated with all the happenings at Leeds Castle.

So why wait? Immerse yourself in the splendour of autumn at Leeds Castle. Whether you’re a nature lover, history enthusiast, or seeking an unforgettable family outing, there’s something for everyone. Discover the magic of the season and create cherished memories this autumn at Leeds Castle.