The Hallowe'en Pumpkin Festival at Osterley Park and House

Osterley's Hallowe'en Pumpkin Festival is back

As the nights get longer, join us between the 20-28 October 2018 at Osterley's Hallowe'en Pumpkin Festival. This year, our pumpkins have been enchanted, and we need your help to break the spell.

This October half-term, we’re calling all witches and wizards to help us save our enchanted pumpkins. Follow the trail around the house and gardens and complete the activities along the way to break the spell. Then carve your own spooky pumpkin to take home.

Pumpkin carving

Pumpkin carving runs from 11am-4pm every day. Pick the perfect pumpkin to carve and take home. This year, we’re working to reduce our plastic waste, so please bring your own re-usable carrier bag to carry your pumpkin home in.

Pumpkins at Osterley
Pumpkins on a log, with more pumpkins in the background.
Pumpkins at Osterley

Marshmallow Toasting

At the centre of the play trail, overlooking the House, our rangers will be lighting fires for marshmallow toasting. Make sure you bring some pocket money for marshmallows, or buy a Hallowe’en accessory in our pop-up shop.

Inside Osterley House

Visit the house to find items to help you break the spell, hidden among the collection. This is the last week the House is open before the launch of the Made for the Table exhibition (opening November 5), so be sure to come in and see Robert Adam’s beautiful designs.

Green fingers helping out in the Little Veg Garden at Osterley
Green fingers helping out in the Little Veg Garden at Osterley
Green fingers helping out in the Little Veg Garden at Osterley

Family Gardening Club

On Friday 26 October we have the final Family Gardening Club of the year in our Little Veg Garden. Bring the whole family to help us harvest the last of the vegetables, and prepare the garden for the winter. Join in with some natural Hallowe’en activities and take away some ideas for your own garden.

More to enjoy

Bring a picnic to enjoy on the play trail, or enjoy a hot lunch, or some sandwiches in the Stables Café. Our Stables Shop and Bookshop will be open every day, so treat yourself, or make a start on the Christmas shopping. Our public toilets in the park are open daily, and toilet facilities will be available on the play trail.

Osterley's 18th century mansion house at dusk
Dusk gathers around Osterley's 18t century mansion house
Osterley's 18th century mansion house at dusk

Essential Info:

  • All activities run throughout the half term week with the exception of Family Gardening CLub

  • Toilet facilities are available in the Stables Courtyard and within the formal gardens.

  • There will be a pop up shop and cafe in the gardens. Don't forget to bring some pocket money for marshmallows.

  • Plastic bags will not be handed out with the pumpkins, so please bring a reusable bag, or purchase one from our shop.