Follow Timothy the Tortoise’s wildlife trail around the garden of 18th century naturalist Gilbert White at his former home in Selborne, East Hampshire during the autumn half-term, and discover more about the animals he observed for his most famous work: The Natural History of Selborne. The Apples and Tortoises family fun event will take place at Gilbert White’s House & Garden and The Oates Collection between Saturday, 26th October and Sunday, 3rd November (closed Monday).Clues will lead families around the 30 acres of grounds and parkland to find the ‘tortoises’ hidden amongst the plants. Meanwhile, inside the museum you can join in celebrations for one of our most traditional fruits – the apple – with a variety of activities, including apple bobbing and tasting.

Open 10.30am- 4.30pm.

Admission is £8.50 adults; £7.50 concessions, £3 under 16s and under 5s free. Family tickets (2+2) are £20; for details call 01420 511275, or visit www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk