Spooky fun at The Weir

Pumpkins in the glasshouse

It’s all fun and games at The Weir Garden this Halloween half term with trails, pumpkin carving and natural play.

Make new memories with your loved ones this Halloween when you visit The Weir Garden. Get a little closer to nature as you spend the day here, enjoying the seasonal changes whilst having some Halloween-themed fun.The garden team have been busy throughout the year growing all sorts of pumpkins and squash and finally it is time to harvest them. 

Visitors love seeing the display of various shaped pumpkins
Three different kinds of squash displayed in the glasshouse
Visitors love seeing the display of various shaped pumpkins

Take a look inside the glasshouse if you’re planning a trip to The Weir around Halloween. This is where all the unusual pumpkins and squash are stored before being carved or sold. We will continue our annual tradition of pumpkin carving inside the glasshouse this year on Wednesday 30 October, just in time for Halloween. You will not need to book ahead for pumpkin carving, simply turn up and pay on the day.

It's pumpkins galore at The Weir!
An army of pumpkins on the shelves of the glasshouse
It's pumpkins galore at The Weir!

From Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November, children can take part in a ‘Curious Garden’ trail. For £2.50 they can pick up a trail sheet from Visitor Reception and use it to find the bizarre looking vegetables in the garden, finding their way to the ‘Golden pumpkin’ at the end, there’s even a prize for those who manage to complete the trail.

Lifting pumpkins at the Weir garden
Pumkins being lifted by the Weir garden volunteers
Lifting pumpkins at the Weir garden

There’s lots of fun to be had in the riverside garden this Halloween. With so much room to run and play in the natural play area you can kick back and relax as the kids let off steam. Once all that excess energy is run-off, how about a little nature spotting in the bird hide? There are so many varieties of bird here; in fact over seventy different species have been recorded.

Finally after all the excitement head to the tea tent for something sweet and a hot drink to warm you up or picnic near the river if you’re planning on spending the day with us. Come along and start your Halloween adventure here at The Weir Garden, the pumpkins are waiting!