A celebration of all things autumnal is returning to the beautiful surroundings of Scarborough’s Peasholm Park next week.

‘Autumn Daze’ Festival will take place in the oriental themed park on Wednesday 27 October from 10am to 3pm, featuring a range of free, autumn themed activities set against the colourful seasonal backdrop of the park’s impressive woodland.

From bush craft demonstrations and marshmallow toasting, to primitive fire-starting, craft activities and a scavenger hunt, there will be fun, adventure and a feel good factor for all the family.

Yorkshire coast explorer experts, Hidden Horizons, will host the scavenger hunt, which starts at the tipi and bell tents near the Buttercup Kiosk. The challenge is to collect all the items on the list from around the park to create a personal celebration of autumn.

Budding adventurers will be able to learn how to start a fire using traditional methods and toast marshmallows over the fire pits.

There will also be demonstrations of bush craft techniques to enjoy and provide inspiration for future outings to the borough’s many woods and parks.

At the shelter near Peasholm Café, Peasholm Park Friends and Animated Objects Theatre Company will run seasonal craft activities and there will be an art project using natural materials foraged from around the surrounding park and woodland to get involved in.

A face painter will use their creative skills to disguise children as the park’s many wild creatures and seasonal stalls will complete the festival offering.

Vicki Jones, our events and venues manager said:

"We’re delighted to see Autumn Daze returning to the beautiful setting of Peasholm Park.

"With spectacular colours, leaves to kick through and wildlife busy getting ready for the colder months, autumn in the great outdoors never fails to disappoint.

"So wrap up warm and rediscover your sense of adventure by exploring everything our festival has to offer adventurers of all ages."