Pumpkin Trail & Treats
There will be a daily Halloween fancy dress competition which is judged at 3pm in the Garden Terrace Tea Room (yes, for adults too!) to get in the spirit for the pumpkin activities and trail around the gardens with lots of spooky fun and games for children. The event runs from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm each day with last admission at 2pm to allow time to do the Trail.
Children can bring along a pumpkin that they have pre-decorated – there is a daily prize for the best. [Note- we’ve had some amazing pumpkins over the years, but the judges will be looking for pumpkins that are mostly the child’s own work, rather than those decorated by adults.]
There will be a children’s fancy dress competition during the afternoon, which is judged at 3pm on the Garden Tea Room Terrace.
Upon arrival child tickets will be exchanged for the Pumpkin Passport that will be stamped by our spooky staff on duty at each of the games in the Gardens. Collect the stamps and present the Passport at the Gift Shop to claim a goody bag.
Non-participating under 3’s are free. Children under 3 are welcome to join in, but please purchase a Pumpkin Trail ticket for them so they can have a Pumpkin Passport and goody bag prize. [Note- most but not all of the activities are accessible for under 3’s.]
The Garden Terrace Tea Room will be open during the event for the sale of hot drinks and snacks. The Gift Shop and Dinosaur Trail will also be open however the House, Park and Adventure Playground will be closed. Please note that there will be no disco this year.