Autumn Pumpkinfest

A fabulous Autumn day out

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

With over 2,000 pumpkins picked ready for you to scoop out and for us to carve, this is an autumn festival with a difference. Solve the Pumpkin People's clues on the trail, browse stalls of local crafts and artisan food in the Stableyard and bring along your very own scarecrow creation to enter the scarecrow competition.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Castle Ward


Grounds and House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.00 £8.18
Child £4.50 £4.09
Family £22.50 £20.45
Group series N/A £5.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Children Welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 October 2017 12:00 - 17:00 Available
22 October 2017 12:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Castle Ward
Call 028 4488 1204

Upcoming events

Autumn Pumpkinfest

Sat 21 Oct 2017
A fabulous Autumn day out

Santa's House

Wed 06 Dec 2017
Make magical Christmas memories when you come to Castle Ward to visit Santa and Mrs Claus.