New Halloween Event Comes to Drumlanrig Castle

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Halloween frenzy is taking over Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, near Thornhill, this October. In the lead up to Halloween, the estate, based in Dumfries and Galloway, have launched a brand new pumpkin patch at the Gardens and Adventure Playground, running from 14th to 29th October, excluding Mondays and Tuesdays.



Families are invited to book a spooky session which includes a themed trail through the Gardens, a specially created pumpkin patch with child-size wheelbarrows, Halloween crafts and activities, plus a great value lunch box. Entry to the Adventure Playground and wider gardens is also included.

Anna Fergusson, estate director says “We are excited to launch this new family-friendly Halloween event. There is nothing better than enjoying the beautiful Autumnal colours around Drumlanrig in October and we hope the pumpkin patch will be a new regular event for families as they explore the spooky season!”

Fancy dress is very much encouraged and participants who share their pictures online with the #DrumlanrigPumpkins will be in the running to win a 2024 Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate Season Pass, worth £50.

The Larchwood Cabin Café will be open throughout the event serving a specially created Halloween menu with hot and cold drinks, light lunches, and delicious home baking.

Tickets are available to pre-book only from Tickets cost £15 for children (£5 for under 5’s) and include the trail, use of a wheelbarrow, a pumpkin, craft activities, lunch box and access to the adventure playground and wider gardens. Accompanying adults go free.

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