Pumpkin Carving at Waddesdon Manor

Apparently Halloween is now bigger than Christmas in the States, can you believe it?

It certainly seems to be getting bigger in the UK with more and more people decorating their houses and kids dressing up. There are now lot’s of places offering pumpkin carving and even pumpkin picking.

As I mentioned before on this blog Waddesdon Manor is one of our favourite places for a family get together. We usually visit a couple of times a year and we love it there, as there is always something going on. The kids love the woodlands playground and we enjoy having lunch in their lovely cafe and walking around their grounds.

Waddesdon Manor


Waddesdon Manor

Last weekend of course it was all Halloween related.

The kids were very excited at the prospect of pumpkin carving and luckily for all of us the weather was unusually mild for this time of the year. It was perfect to sit around outdoors and watch the kids give it a go.

Waddesdon Manor Pumpkin Carving

Waddesdon Pumpkin Carving


With our pumpkin we were given a little sheet with different ideas or styles to copy or to use as inspiration.  The kids loved it and they were keen to try it although a lot of adult supervision was required. A three year old handling a knife is not really a good idea..!


Waddesdon Manor Pumpkin Carving

Waddesdon Manor Pumpkin Carving


The boys were very proud of their finished creations.

I really recommend a visit to Waddesdon Manor, not just at Halloween but at any time of the year.  There are always fun activities going on and it’s a beautiful place to spend the day. Just a bit of warning, Halloween is quite popular event there and they run out of pumpkins quite quickly, so if you want to do some carving you need to get there early!.


Did you do anything special for Halloween?  What do you think about Halloween being so popular? Is it something you celebrate too?


7 thoughts on “Pumpkin Carving at Waddesdon Manor

  1. That place looks amazing. Very regal. The boys look so happy with what they have created - as I would be. Never mind giving a youngster a knife - I'm 41 and I won't even attempt to carve a pumpkin :-) #TwinklyTuesday
  2. What gorgeous photos and what a fab time you had. I am very impressed with their pumpkin carving! We were out at the theatre on Halloween - didn't do anything actual halloween! Maybe next year! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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