The Halloween Pumpkin Festival at Osterley Park and House

Osterley's Halloween Pumpkin Festival is back

Join us for our annual Halloween Pumpkin Festival and discover how the animals of Osterley prepare for the winter. Complete the activities along the Play Trail, then carve your own pumpkin to take home.

This October half-term we’re looking at how the various animals of Osterley get themselves ready for the long winter months. Follow the trail around the gardens and complete the activities along the way, then carve your own pumpkin to take home.

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

Pumpkin carving runs from 11am-4pm every day with the last trail sold at 3.30pm. 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.

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, and we’ll be selling hot drinks to help you warm up.

A spider hanging out
A spider halloween decoration at Osterley
A spider hanging out

In the House

Visit the house to find out what we’re doing inside to get ready for the winter season. We’ll be getting ready for the Treasures of Osterley: Rise of a Banking Family exhibition, as well as preparing for our annual conservation clean, so the route around the House will be a little different. Come inside to see what we’re doing and find out more about the work that goes into looking after this grand house.

Family Gardening Club
Two children and a volunteer gardening
Family Gardening Club

Family Gardening Club

On Friday 25 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 Halloween activities and take away some ideas for your own garden.

Eat, drink & shop

Bring a picnic to enjoy on the play trail, with hot drinks and snacks available to buy from our trailer. You can enjoy a hot lunch, or some sandwiches in the Stables Café, and we'll have additional covered seating in the Stables Walled Garden, with heating to keep everyone warm. 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.