Trengwainton's October half-term happenings 2017

Two carved pumpkins sitting amongst autumn coloured leaves

Looking for colourful days out with the family this October half-term? Here’s a run-down of the holiday happenings that are going on in the garden.

When does it all begin?

It all kicks off on Sunday 22 October with our annual Pumpkin fun day, where we try to find as many silly ways as possible to have fun with this versatile fruit.
 
There’ll be things like, pumpkin skittles, a pumpkin shy, pumpkin tasting and of course the ever-popular pumpkin carving (£2.50 per pumpkin).

The rest of half-term

From Monday 23 to Thursday 26 October if you come along to the bookshop between 11-4 you can have a go at apple bobbing or making toffee apples with Trengwainton-grown apples (while stocks last).
 
If you didn’t manage to get along to Pumpkin fun day we’ll also be leaving out some of the pumpkin-themed games in the orchard for you to try during half-term week. 

Spooky storytelling

On Thursday 26 October you can hear tales of Trengwainton with a spooky twist when local troubadour Mark Harandon will be storytelling in the bell tent in the orchard.
 
The stories will start on the hour between 11-4pm (none at 1pm) and although booking’s not necessary, we might need to limit numbers for each session.

Exploring the rest of the garden

The garden has lots of winding, wooded paths that are perfect for popping on a pair of wellies, grabbing a spotter sheet and going autumn colour spotting together.
 
There’ll also be a pumpkin trail around the garden and pumpkins of all colours, shapes and sizes ready to be discovered in the walled garden.

One last word

What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter? Pumpkin pi.