Children’s half term fun
This Halloween, we have plenty of fun activities for children during October half term with amazing magical prizes to be won including a guess the ‘Ghost’ pumpkin weight, colouring competition and an in-store pumpkin word trail at both Garsons Esher and Titchfield. Plus, visit Garsons Esher Farm Shop from10am on Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th October to see pumpkin carving demos and a chance to win a prize in a fun lucky dip.
Spooky Magical Story Time
Your children will be immersed in an enchanted magical world. Stories are brought to life by our expert storyteller with enthusiastic speech and vivid actions which captivates and transforms imaginations. These sessions are suitable for 3 – 7 year olds.
Garsons Titchfield, Saturday 26th October, SORRY EVENT CANCELLED
Garsons Esher, Monday 28th October, story session start times: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
We’ve plenty of fun decorations to dress your house this Halloween, from sparkly cats, diamond skulls, glittery signs to spooky ghosts to transform your home into a fun house of horrors!
No Tricks, Just Treats!
Pop into our farm shops where there will be plenty of sweet treats for the ‘trick or treat-ers’ and fabulous shiny pumpkins and carving kits to choose from. Pumpkins can be stored for up to 8 weeks if kept in a cool, dry place so make sure you don’t leave it too late to pick your ghoulie gourd!
Share your pumpkin creation for a chance to WIN
We will once again be running our social media prize giveaway to those who share their incredible pumpkins which they’ve transformed into a piece of art…
Once home, create your spooky carving and transform your pumpkin into a luminous Jack O’Lantern. Upload your creepy creation to any of our Garsons social media pages for a chance to win a £25 Garsons voucher in our pumpkin carving competition, with the hashtag #mygarsonspumpkin
Look out on our social media pages for details. Starting date from: Monday 21st October 2019.
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PYO Pumpkin at Garsons, Esher
What could be more exciting than choosing your own plump pumpkin whilst absorbed in the very essence of Halloween Spirit which we create here on the farm at Garsons, Esher.
Our family-run farm nurtures roughly 30,000 of these vivid gourds every year in the lead up to Halloween, specifically growing the remarkable Racer variety on our 155-acre PYO fields.
Be the envy of all your neighbours… for the first time we have a new luxury pumpkin variety called wicked – a giant ghost of a pumpkin reaching in excess of 20kgs, the size of a large beach ball and GHOSTLY WHITE in colour. They are a limited edition and will be sure to sell out fast!
Our pumpkin fields are open seven days a week (weather permitting) throughout September and October. Bring the kids during half-term for some Halloween fun and involve them on their epic adventure to find the best specimen, which they can take home and carve themselves (with adult supervision!).
Garsons, Esher, PYO Farm – more details at PYO
Pumpkins and squashes are delicious to eat, try our delicious pumpkin risotto recipe here
* Brush the pumpkin flesh with lemon juice to make it last longer
* Pick up a battery candle from the Garden Centre as a safe alternative to illuminate your pumpkin
* Scrape out and wash the seeds to bake in the oven at a low temperature for 30 minutes. Use to feed wild birds in your garden or dust with salt and enjoy as a healthy adult snack
* Leave your pumpkin in the corner of garden for wildlife such as squirrels and hedgehogs to enjoy once Halloween is over
* Pumpkins have a high-water content and rot quickly so make perfect composters for your garden. Chop up the pumpkin and bury it in the soil to encourage worms which aerate and fertilise the earth