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Adventures for kids this autumn

Embrace the season and discover some of the best places to travel to by train with the kids this autumn.

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Pumpkin-picking at Priory Farm

Experience autumn delight amidst gorgeous gourds. Ride a tractor to the pumpkin field and select your perfect Jack O’Lantern, or explore the farm shop for an array of goodies to create a hearty feast.

The Priory Farm near Redhill is a great day out for all the family.

Nearest railway station: Nutfield

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Face your fears at Drusillas Park

Instead of trick or treating this year, consider opting for a unique experience with adorable furry creatures at Drusillas in East Sussex.  

Take delight in meeting the zoo's delightful squirrel monkeys before embarking on an adventure during Shriek Week, where you can encounter the creepiest and crawliest inhabitants, including a haunted house and a wandering mummy. Conclude your thrilling journey with a leisurely walk through the bat cave and reward yourself for being brave at the doughnut kiosk after! 

Nearest railway station: Berwick

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Check out the Arundel Wetland Centre

Throughout the year, this meticulously cared for nature reserve in West Sussex offers a charming destination for a day trip. However, the autumn season holds a special allure for avid birdwatchers, as they can spot kingfishers more effortlessly amidst the barren trees, while tufted ducks, mallards, and Canada geese gracefully descend to the land.  

For kids, a week-long series of Halloween-themed activities awaits them, featuring eerie arts and crafts and an engaging workshop on dissecting owl pellets. 

Nearest railway station: Arundel

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Seasonal delights at Tulley’s Farm

Tulley's Farm in West Sussex offers a range of family-friendly autumnal activities, including pumpkin picking, navigating themed corn mazes, and enjoying spooky attractions during Halloween nights. Visitors can also partake in bonfire and fireworks celebrations in November, interact with farm animals, savour seasonal treats like pumpkin pie, and capture the beauty of autumn with picturesque photo opportunities.

Nearest station: Three Bridges or East Grinstead

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