This year sees the return of our annual pumpkin hunt due to its previous success and our dedication to continuing to provide a quality event. We have limited the ticket availability and allocated specific entry time slots. This is to facilitate your admission into the gardens and avoid overcrowding. Please arrive anytime within your selected time slot, you can then take your time and complete the course at your leisure.
Normal adult admission prices apply
Season ticket holders receive free Garden entry, only child tickets required.
*Please note that all we need is your order number/PayPal receipt. If you have not received an email from us within 20 minutes, please check you spam/junk folder.
Frequently asked questions
No, babies/toddlers are free to visit the Gardens.
However, if you want them to have an activity sheet and goody bag you will still need to buy a child ticket.
Children over 5 that don’t want to take part or have the treats, cost the standard £2.00 entry charge.
Adult entry is free for season ticket holders, but child tickets still need to be purchased online for children participating in the hunt.
The timeslot is there to reduce queues on entry, you can arrive anytime within your timeslot, once you have entered the Gardens you can remain for the rest of the day. Please note you may be refused entry if you arrive outside your allocated timeslot.
No, please make a note of your order number (and name) as this is all we need to tick you off on entry.
All visitors are welcome at our standard entry charges either payable on the day or via this ticketing system but please note we may be very busy.
There is no additional parking charge, all visitors pay our general admission prices.
No, only tickets bought on-line will be accepted on the day. This is because we need to limit the number of children each day so that we are not overcrowded and do not run out of gift bags.
No, once tickets have been bought no exchanges or refunds can be processed.
This varies depending on your pace, however on average I would allow an hour for the hunt, but you are welcome to stay in the Gardens for longer.
Terms & Conditions
Thank you for your booking. Please read the following instructions to help make sure your day runs smoothly.
We have limited the ticket availability and allocated specific entry time slots. This is to facilitate your admission into the gardens and avoid overcrowding. Please arrive at the shop entrance anytime within the time slot selected, after which, you are welcome to remain at the event and complete the course at your leisure. Please note that you may be refused entry if you arrive outside the parameters of your allocated time slot.
Parking for this event is free of charge, please follow the directions of our parking staff who will help you find the nearest available parking space.
After parking your car, please proceed to one of our check-in points, where your admission will be processed, and you will receive your activity information. Please make sure you have your order number ready to show when reaching the check in, this would be on your confirmation order or your PayPal receipt (either a screen shot on your phone or print out is fine) this will help us to quickly and efficiently facilitate your entry into the event.
Once you have collected your activity sheet, make your way into the Gardens and follow the arrows until you come across a pumpkin, once found draw the face of the pumpkin against the corresponding number on the activity sheet, continue until all pumpkins are found to claim your treat bag.
For Your Safety
We want you to enjoy your visit, but please take care as historic sites can be dangerous. Please read the following instructions carefully to ensure your safety and that of your children.
Please be aware there are potential hidden hazards such as sunken ponds and deep water, therefore parents are always advised to keep a close eye on their children. For this reason, no pumpkins will be hidden near the water’s edge or inside urns. All pumpkins will be visible from the path on the designated route. Please also refrain from attempting to get to close to the water’s edge, keep off the flower beds and avoid climbing on trees, urns, walls and garden ornaments.
Please note that garden machinery maybe in operation and be mindful of any potential slips or trips due to uneven surfaces, therefore we recommend that you stay on the paths.
In the unlikely event that a member of your party should become lost, please report it to a member of staff. All staff will be clearly identifiable in uniform. They will then follow our safeguarding protocol and coordinate a search. The designated collection point will be outside the garden shop.
Garden and Tea Room Closure
Please note that the gardens will be closed at 4.30pm and the barriers locked, we therefore recommend that you start to make your way back to your vehicles around 4.00pm. The tea room will be open from 10.00am until 4.00pm for refreshments. You are welcome to bring picnics; however, we ask that you refrain from using the tea room tables and stick to the designated picnic areas. The tea room tables are reserved for patrons of the tea rooms only.
Please note that in the event of force majeure (conditions such as high winds), we may have to close the gardens and cancel your booking at short notice. This would be for health and safety reasons beyond our control. We therefore advise that you check our website on the day of your booking for any closure notifications. Any notifications will be posted by 9.00am.
Please note that your tickets will be non-refundable, except under conditions of force majeure.
Thank you for your booking, we hope that you enjoy your day!