Nothing goes more hand in hand with Halloween than pumpkin carving. That’s why we invite you to put your skills to the test by carving your most creative pumpkin and be in for the chance of winning some excellent prizes!
Pumpkin carving originated in Ireland, where the canvas of choice was actually a potato. Irish immigrants brought the tradition back to America, shifting the plant of choice to pumpkins and establishing the activity as an integral part of Halloween festivities.
This year, we’ve teamed up with Lockhouse for three days of pumpkin carving fun from Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th October. Your finished pumpkin will then be proudly displayed at Merchant Square Estate amongst 300 neighbouring pumpkins for the duration of the week.
Family Day – Monday 25th October, 12pm – 4.30pm.
Parents are invited to partner with your kids for an afternoon of pumpkin carving activities. Your pumpkin will be entered into a competition to win one of three mystery prizes and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 27th October. Your pumpkin will be placed either by our fountain maze or on the floating pocket park, so keep an eye out for it!
Please note, sharp tools are provided and can be dangerous so children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
An Evening of Pumpkin Carving – Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th October 5pm – 10pm.
Spending your evening carving pumpkins as an adult is totally acceptable with alcohol along side. Whether you want to go for the classic triangle eyed, jagged teeth look or recreate the Stranger Things Demogorgon, all pumpkin designs are welcome and will be nestled around Merchant Square until 1st November. There are three prizes up for grabs, and the winners will be announced on Thursday 28th October.
Winning Prize: A meal for two which includes a bottle of house wine!
First Runner Up: A bottle of prosecco
Second Runner Up: £20 bar tab
To book your space, please do so via the website here.
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