Ready for a jam packed October? Check out some of our favourite family fun things to do in and around Buckingham and Winslow this autumn!

Carve pumpkins for Stowe

This year, Stowe would really like you to bring along a carved pumpkin to display in their temples and monuments, creating a pumpkin spectacular in their beautiful gardens. To get involved, you can carve your pumpkin at home and drop it off at Stowe on your next visit and we will add to our display.

their pumpkins will be on display from 19 October – 1 November. Once the pumpkins start to lose shape, or after 1 November, all our pumpkins will be composted at Stowe by the garden team.

Please write your name or group name on the back of your pumpkin in black permanent marker as visitors would love to see your work!

I can’t wait to see your creations! If you feel like a challenge, why not try and carve your favourite Stowe monument into a pumpkin! 

Check in on Stowe’s Facebook and Twitter to see photos of everyone’s creations!

Halloween Spooktacular at Evenely Wood Garden 

From the 26th October till 31st October 

Every year we head to Evenly Wood Garden at Halloween! They do it so well!

Collect your map at the start and find pumpkin animals to collect your bag of treats!

With torch in hand, you will venture on a spooky journey of ghosts, myths and legends. On Friday 30th and Saturday 31st they will be extending our opening hours to 7:00pm. See the wood in a whole new light, following the pumpkins to see what might be hiding in the undergrowth!

For the less adventurous they have plenty of other things going on at the wood this spooky season. Little ones can take part in a pumpkin carving workshop and carve out their own creepy creations (pre-booking is essential)

Or try your luck in their fancy dress competition. Post a photograph of yourself in the wood in fancy dress to #spookyevenleywoodgarden to be in with a chance of winning a season ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children!

The competition is open to any age so parents, please feel free to join in

Pumpkin Festival at Mursley Farm Shop

17th/18th October 

24th – 31st October (daily)


The Mursley Farm Shop are hosting it’s first ever Pumpkin Festival this autumn!

There are thousands of pumpkins for you to choose from and a fang-tastic Halloween grotto with carving stations. The carving stations are packed with everything you could possibly need to create your very own masterpiece.

They will have an onsite coffee shop serving a wide selection of tasty treatsand a variety of hot food including burgers, hotdogs and pumpkin soup.

This is a family friendly event with fancy dress costumes welcome.

Hello Autumn at Evenly Wood

Evenely Wood are holding a special ‘Hello Autumn’ event on Sunday 4th October.

Welcome in the change of the season with a day of fun Autumn activities. Bring along your windfall apples for pressing with Paul and take a look inside a real beehive with Simon. Explore the beautiful wood or join in with the wreath making, wood carving demonstrations and seasonal crafts!

Enjoy a Children’s Spooky Afternoon Tea at Waddesdon Manor

Treat the whole family to a spooky Halloween tea with ghost meringues, a mummified gingerbread man, spooky jelly snakes and more.

You will also be able to carve a pumpkin at The Stables and take part in a Halloween Trail to find the creatures of the night hidden along Miss Alice’s Drive.

For more information on each activity and to book click here.

Location: Waddesdon, Aylesbury, HP18 0JH

Fun at the Patch MK!

The Patch MK have done it again! For a truly fun family day out head over the Patch MK! They have been busy working on some exciting new creations for you all to enjoy when you visit, including their little monsters bale maze, a giant spiders web, slide land, bale mountain and bale swings!!

Alongside the Pumpkin Patch itself they have doubled the size of their pumpkin patch and planted over 20 different varieties of pumpkins and squash for you to explore and find your perfect pumpkin!

Opening Dates: 

10th/11th October 

17th/18th October 

21st – 31st October (daily)

From 9.30am – 5pm.

Tickets are priced at between £1.50 – £1.95 per person and under 2s are free. Click here to buy your tickets!

Little Oaks Autumn Festival 

17th & 18th October 

24th October – 1st November

This year, Little Oaks farm, just outside of Gawcott are holding an Autumn Festival which will include:

-Ready-picked or Hunt Your Own Pumpkins

– homecooked hot food, cakes, and barista coffee in their vintage marquee

– Toast marshmallows by the fire pit 

-Pumpkin Olympics & Pumpkin Workshop 

– Spooky Friends Trail 

£1 entry (some activities may be subject to a small additional charge)

Check out their Instagram page here to keep up to date with information