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Plant a Pumpkin

Plant a pumpkin seedling in a compostable pot to take home and grow. Keep in touch with us online and let us know how big it grows.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Plant a pumpkin seedling in a compostable pot to take home and grow. Keep in touch with us online and let us know how big it grows. You can plant your pumpkin outside in the ground, or in a bigger pot. Come back in late summer to see how our pumpkins are getting on in the garden. £1 per pumpkin which will help us to care for this special place, and normal admission prices apply.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

This event is aimed at families

Meeting point

Start your day at Visitor Reception who will be able to direct you.

What to bring and wear

Please dress for the weather - this is outdoors. Be prepared to get muddy hands.

Accessibility

This will be outdoors accessed over uneven grass or ground surfaces.

Other

This may be unmanned at some times. Children must be supervised by their grown-ups at all times.

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on
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